If you go back prior to the 19th century, the most common disease in the cities was tuberculosis, a wasting disease causing significant weight loss. When a person has a wasting disease, they (either man or woman) lose hair, but if there are genetic factors involved, hair loss appears earlier in men with wasting diseases. Women have estrogen which protects their hair from the effects of male hormones, which they also have in their system (just less). Howevr, women would still lose hair when they contracted tuberculosis. In these olden days, women looking for a man to marry would judge their a man’s health by the amount of hair on their head. A woman could not tell the difference between genetic hair loss (which they did not understand prior to 1900) and a sick man with tuberculosis who might die. Women would not want to marry a balding man due to fear that he would die after she might have children, then be stranded without a man to support her and her family. This prejudice continues today.
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