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Is anyone here attracted to Woman with beards, I'd call this one on natural selection.
I think the fundamental error being made in the question is to ignore the fact that sexual selection plays a role in evolution, alongside environmental factors. If females tend to prefer to mate with hairy males and males tend to prefer hairless females, that would be enough to start a trend
The question is why would women choose to mate with men who look like Grizzly Adams,But, men would choose not to mate with women who look like Grizzly Adams.
The percentage of essential fat is 3%Ė5% in men, and 8Ė12% in women
Why don't women have beards?
You would have thought it would be better for woman to have hairy chests because then the baby has something to hold onto and the mother still has both hands free. This is very evident in primates and in most cases a hairless primate would be catastrophic for the young.
But adult males in some ethnic groups have very sparse facial hair, such as Asians and the Inuit, even though they live in cold climates. And if its a sexual preference of females, it must be only certain females. It is an interesting question. As for hair/fur loss in general, one article I read theorized that the advantage was fewer parasites.