There does seem to be more visibility of a broader spectrum of "beauties" in the world today. Beauty is becoming more expansive, less exclusive. And yet it seems to me that the pressure of looking one particular way may have been replaced by a more intense pressure of "making an effort."
When we're all preoccupied with achieving the perfect body (or getting our body back) or waxing ourselves hairless or learning how to create this season's smoky eye, who has the energy to deal with stuff that matters? Who has the time to remember there is stuff that matters?