Thought about this when I was thinking about SMV, and how much better women seem to have it. Think of SMV as a number between 0-100.
A woman at age 24 defaults at 30 SMV. She gets 30 points just for having a vagina. We're talking about an average girl here, who puts zero work into her SMV and has only what biology gave her. A girl doesn't have to do much to be 'attractive'. She just has to keep from getting fat, and put a minimal amount of work into hair, skin, makeup, etc. An average girl who doesn't go to the gym and doesn't spend hours on her appearance every day is not going to be a bombshell - but she's going to be considered at least cute to many men.
A girl with amazing genetics, a beautiful face, great tits, who works out, eats healthy, spends hours putting on makeup, wears the best clothes, etc, can raise her SMV another 30-35 points. If an average girl is worth 30, an extremely hot girl is worth 65.
Things like intelligence, career, attitude, money, etc matter much less for a woman's SMV than for a man's, but they still matter. An intelligent woman who's engaging to talk to is better than a dumb one. A girl gets 5 points for being intelligent and interesting, 5 points for being generally pleasant (maybe more in America where that's getting so rare), and 5 points for having a good job with a good income. This last one really only matters to guys who want to date her long term or marry her, and even then not so much, since marriage usually comes with pregnancies, maternity leave, leaving the workforce, etc.
Obviously this works inversely too. She loses points for being fat, ugly, a slob, stupid, vapid, bitchy, unpleasant, constantly broke, etc. But a woman will never hit zero SMV. Even if she's the most horrible, disgusting, obese anarcho-feminist supercunt on the planet, some guy somewhere will fuck her.
So a woman gets 30 points just for having a vagina. But unless she's super rich or a celebrity or something, she's topping out around 80. She can lose points too, but for the sake of argument let's say she bottoms out around 5.
A man defaults at zero. You get no points for having a penis. Dicks are cheap, and there are plenty to go around. I am talking here, just like with women, about a man who puts zero work into his SMV and has only what his biology gave him - namely, a penis. Men have to work for every point they get, but that just means there is nowhere to go but up.
(I guess you could go below zero by being an extremely obese omega neckbeard, but let's disregard that for now)
Most men, even bluepill men, will have something going for them - looks, a decent job, a skill or talent, a sense of humor, w/e. Money is a big factor. Men gain 10 SMV for every 30K or so they make. So an otherwise worthless man with a crappy but stable job has 10 SMV. The same worthless man with a decent job has 20 SMV. A good job gives him 30 SMV. Around 100K you hit diminishing returns, so lets say that, short of being a multi-millionaire, money can only increase your SMV up to 50.
Looks are important too. Perhaps not as important as they are for women, but they matter. If you're in 'good' shape, another 10 SMV. Being absolutely shredded gains you another 10. Learning game is critical, and can gain you up to 20 if you're a master of seduction. Any additional skill or talent that you master (guitar, sports, DJing, whatever) nets you 5 each.
I'm just pulling these numbers out of my ass here, but you get the picture. Men start with nothing, but with enough work, they can hit 100 or even higher.
So much of women's SMV is based on their looks, which means they have nowhere to go but down. Men's SMV is controlled by such diverse factors that they could be at the very top 1% of men well into their fifties.
So when people say women have it better, they're only partially right. Women have to put in considerably less work to be "good". But they'll likely never be "great", and if they are, it won't last more than 10-15 years. Men get nothing given to them, but with enough work, support, and a little luck, greatness is within our reach.