Which gender do you think is more critical of girls bodies? For girls it can be of other girls or your own body. To me it seems that guys are more forgiving of all the little imperfections that women have. I know I am much more harsh on my body then my husband. Even though I am 33 and have had a baby I still expect my body to look like a 23 year olds where as my husband has no expectations like that he says he loves the changes I have had.
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I would also have to say women. SO many women come on this site with bad attitudes towards their bodies even though most of them end up being quite pretty to us guys. I've been saying for a long time that female beauty if more about ratios and proportions than about weight, skin color, small imperfections, hair color, so on.
As heterosexual women who are not attracted to other girls you don't have firsthand knowledge of what makes a girl sexy and the media and advertising are experts at stepping in and filling in that void. Manipulating people's insecurities is a quick and easy way to their wallet.
Women have to rely on rationalizations and other peoples opinions to judge their beauty whereas a man doesn't go through a mental checklist. It's an unconscious process where he will just know if you're sexy or not to him and not be able to explain why. And this process is millions of years old and was around long before makeup, plastic surgery or gyms. It isn't concerned with tiny details. It's concerned with the big picture. As long as you have the general shape and likeness of a beautiful woman, then that's what you are. Women seem to be far more detail oriented and we may not even notice those little things she hates about her body so very, very much.3