Women are seeking perfection
"Current figures tell us 89 percent of female college students feel overwhelmed by trying to be perfect, look perfect, get perfect grades and make it all look effortless."
I found a short
article [see 1 min. video in the link] which I think gives a little different perspective on the role of women in societies. It talks about that especially college students are seeking for perfection and putting themselves under a lot of pressure. They want to have perfect grades, perfect looks, and make everything seem effortless.
The video is in the link http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Women-Learn-About-Empowerment-At-JCC--250673371.html
I am not sure whether in low-income areas this is a similarly severe issue, but I think the fact that the pressure comes not just from society's expectations but also from the girls themselves could provide an opportunity for us.