OK, I exaggerate a bit for effect, but there is some truth to this.
For instance, modern societies do not particularly want mature men. Mature men are not blindly obedient.
Society: True alphas are a threat to society. Let's shame these alphas and keep the betas toiling.
(And then the betas are not rewarded for their good behaviour by this same society).
Am I getting it right so far? Or am I missing something crucial?
It gets better:
Could this be the Face of Mercy Bellita talks about?
Why is she in green?
Is she representative of Mother Earth?
On a related note, I notice that some men who would fit the description of 'mature' are known for acquiring inanimate objects later in life that are promptly 'femininsed'.
By this I mean the typical 'mid-life crisis' man who acquires a boat/yacht/fast car/luxury property and lovingly describes it as 'she's a beauty'.
Is this a symbolism of sorts or just a quirk of language?