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  • Equality for catwalk models
  • leftyboy
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    Not sure if this has been done yet but I saw a new story saying male models are petitioning the fashion industry for equal pay. A female model gets upto £40k to walk the walk but a man only gets £10K.

    I’m all for equal pay so pay them both < £5k the residual could go to clothe those in need.

    aracer
    Free Member

    leftyboy wrote:

    I’m all for equal pay so pay them both < £5k the residual could go to clothe those in need.

    Those people who don’t have enough clothes? You could just cut out the middle man and pay it straight to the catwalk models.

    fasthaggis
    Full Member

    They should have a WALK OFF

    bigyinn
    Free Member

    Struggling to GAS, esp many women working get paid less than their male counterparts. I would imagine that there probably aren’t many men getting paid less than women to do the same job.
    Probably better to sort the female inequality first then worry about the poor loves in fashion.

    Tom_W1987
    Free Member

    The million dollar question at the Guardian is, how many of them are fat?

    Because fat lives matter, apparently.

    #fatoppressionmattersnowgimmeaheartbypass

    maccruiskeen
    Full Member

    I think the problem is models are generally self employed – the agency works for them not the other way around. So their isn’t ‘pay’.

    fourbanger
    Free Member

    many women working get paid less than their male counterparts.

    Many?

    km79
    Free Member

    Anyone complaining about only getting paid £10k to walk up and down a catwalk wearing someone elses clothes can **** right off!

    MSP
    Full Member

    It’s a sales job, the female models bring in the big money, the men don’t.

    Cougar
    Full Member

    Ye gods, heaven forbid there should be one industry in the world where women earn more than men. Quick, stamp it out!!1!

    Do the male models have to go on starvation diets?

    Cougar
    Full Member

    Many?

    Typo, he meant “most.”

    km79
    Free Member

    heaven forbid there should be one industry in the world where women earn more than men

    Steady on, they also have the porn, prostitution and divorce industry.

    Cougar
    Full Member

    Divorce I’m totally with you on but it’s hardly a profession (well, a few dodgy exceptions aside). I’m assuming your other suggestions are trolling for comedic effect.

    jambalaya
    Free Member

    Why not ?

    Saw a tongue in cheek facebook post the other day asking why women don’t sue for equal representation in male dominated jobs like mining, sewerage cleaning and refuse collaection ?

    sirromj
    Free Member

    I’m sure all of this is covered in Ally McBeal.

    bigyinn
    Free Member

    Cougar – Moderator

    Many?

    Typo, he meant “most.”
    I thought I’d get away with “many”, as I didn’t have the figures to back up the use of “most” and thought the rabid corretamantarians would pull me to pieces.

    Nico
    Free Member

    I thought I’d get away with “many”, as I didn’t have the figures to back up the use of “most” and thought the rabid corretamantarians would literally pull me to pieces.

    ftfy

    DezB
    Free Member

    Well, the chicks are much better looking than the men, so of course they should get more money. Obv innit.

    TurnerGuy
    Free Member

    I’m assuming your other suggestions are trolling for comedic effect.

    porn is definitely one.

    Also you could say tennis, when compared to the amount of effort they have to put in…

    philjunior
    Free Member

    MSP – Member
    It’s a sales job, the female models bring in the big money, the men don’t.

    Similar argument for male athletes, but I think in both cases it’s a bit chicken and egg. And I think in both cases it would do a great deal to further gender equality if women doing athletic/brave stuff and men wearing pretty clothes could be seen as valid role models more often.

    maccruiskeen
    Full Member

    It’s a sales job, the female models bring in the big money,

    You just need to look at the magazine racks. Magazines aimed at men have women on the front. Magazines aimed at women…. have women on the front. Neither men or women have any real interest (commercially) in looking at pictures of men in nice clothes.

    Except for me. Everyone wants to look at pictures of me in nice clothes. Obvs.

    Saw a tongue in cheek facebook post the other day asking why women don’t sue for equal representation in male dominated jobs like mining, sewerage cleaning and refuse collaection ?

    Its one of the things that makes equality of opportunity difficult to measure. You can have the ambition to make a traditionally main dominated profession equally accessible to women (or viceversa)- whether thats jobs at the coal face or jobs on the board. But not matter how equal an opportunity is you can’t necessarily make men and women equally interested in taking it.

    DezB
    Free Member

    Except for me. Everyone wants to look at pictures of me in nice clothes. Obvs

    Please post some. I’ll pay. But not quite as much as I’d pay a lady.

    maccruiskeen
    Full Member

    Just pop your money in the slot

    DezB
    Free Member

    Which one is you?

    philjunior
    Free Member

    But not matter how equal an opportunity is you can’t necessarily make men and women equally interested in taking it.

    I disagree. I think a lot of the disparity in male and female roles is due to societal expectations, due to the fact that there are few role models for women and men doing things that confound gender stereotypes.

    I would expect most men working at a coal face or on a bin lorry do it because they want to earn a decent wage for their level of qualification. Why on earth would a woman not wish to do the same?

    fourbanger
    Free Member

    It’s like average pay, male/female doesn’t tell the whole story..

    enfht
    Free Member

    Don’t forget the female models have to make tea for everyone as well.

    gonefishin
    Free Member

    Ye gods, heaven forbid there should be one industry in the world where women earn more than men. Quick, stamp it out!!1!

    In fairness that is actually illegal as they are doing the same job.

    Equal pay and “the gender pay gap” are not the same thing and for full time worker in the UK, for the likely age group being referred to here, doesn’t actually exist.

    mrmonkfinger
    Free Member

    Also you could say tennis, when compared to the amount of effort they have to put in..

    I’d imagine training to win a tennis tournament probably takes approximately all of your working time, certainly in the run up to it (press appearances and contractual obligations and whatnot excluded). Regardless of gender.

    it would do a great deal to further gender equality if women doing athletic/brave stuff and men wearing pretty clothes could be seen as valid role models more often.

    Do you think we’re getting kinda close these days with at least athletes?

    TurnerGuy
    Free Member

    I’d imagine training to win a tennis tournament probably takes approximately all of your working time, certainly in the run up to it (press appearances and contractual obligations and whatnot excluded). Regardless of gender.

    not sure how the Williams regime compares to Murray and Federer but I seriously doubt it is anywhere near as intense – they seem to be able to swan about, take a few breaks, and then come back and win a few more majors at will, such is the lack of depth in the womens game. It is only recently they have been challanged.

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