Success is not purely physical and beauty is not a currency. That's just what they want you to believe.
While reading "The Beauty Myth" by Naomi Wolf my mind has been effectively blown from the correlation between suppression and beauty. The ideals of our modern women clearly contribute to the "stuckness" many females feel in being both powerful and pretty. In fact, one has become interchangeable with the other. As if in order to be powerful you must also be beautiful, and that beauty in itself does not exist without a sense of hierarchy. Women spend their lives trying to change, to be that picture perfect image in the magazines that only exists with photoshop, to obtain this sense of "making it" that no longer includes professional career goals but a Brazilian wax and the latest fast.