Spring is upon us here in the northeast, and I have noticed several things...with a new perspective.
I saw a pair of cardinals...the male was bright red, while the female was much more subdued and reddish brown.
Wild turkey males (gobblers). will strut and fan out their beautiful tail fan, their heads turn bright red, and their feathers are irredescent to impress the females, which are pretty much plain looking.
Peacock males also have beautiful plumage, and brightly colored tail fans, where the females again are rather hum-drum.
The tropical fish I see when scuba diving are much the same, males are more colorful than the females.
And the list goes on and on.
My point is this: at what point did humans decide to reverse nature and have the females be the decorated (through the use of makeup), and brightly colored (just one look in the men's vs. women's clothing section and you can see this) gender of the species?
Maybe we are actually doing what nature intended and all the men in drab are doing it all wrong!