Someone once noted how it was men performers and women performers differed significantly in appearance when on stage. There was an array of example images given. One pointed out Beyonce on stage beside Ed Sheeran. Now, she is dressed to the nines and looking like an absolute goddess in this fitted dress. He is rumbled, as though just waking from a nap, in a t-shirt and faded jeans, some old sneakers, and mussed hair. Now, they are both very talented people. But no one would dare question his appearance. However, had Beyonce say showed up with no makeup, not in a dress but in jeans and an old wrinkled t-shirt, hair pulled up in a messy bun, it would have made headlines. Ed can show up and just play while the ladies have to bring it full tilt with both talent and looks.