Well, one aspect, anyway.
It is commonly accepted that one problem that many women face these days is pressure to conform to societal standards of beauty. (I believe this has been discussed in a recent thread.) I have seen people saying that this is a result of the media “glorifying” idealized versions of feminine beauty. What I haven’t seen brought out is that at least part of the problem is that the very concept of the mass media (I use this loosely to include TV, movies, publications, etc.) causes the bar to shift, by pushing upwards the top end of the beauty scale.
All beauty is relative - the most attractive is a 10, the least a 0. Seems to me that before the invention of photography etc., this scale was for most people limited to people that they actually knew. As a result, an average woman might rank relatively high up. What photography, movies and TV have done is to give every average person access to the highest fraction of a percent in the world. Using this yardstick guarantees that many more people will fall short.
What this means is that even if the media did not “glorify” the “beautiful people”, and even if they showcaseded more “regular looking” people, the fact that they will also show alot of gorgeous ones (there will always be a market for this) will of itself cause problems for those who fall short of this extremely high standard.
Of course, all of the preceding applies to men, to the extent that their happiness and success depends on their physical attractiveness. But I think the consensus (which I share) is that it’s more of an issue for women.
Not sure if this will turn out to be a debate. Maybe just a thought.