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Should male models get equal pay for equal work?

Female models make vastly more money than male models.

Why isn’t anyone demanding equal pay for equal work when it comes to male models?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 29, 2018 at 10:20 AM

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  1. Because there is a double standard. Also, not too many high earning industry is lead by women. Seems like it’s a one-off scenario.

    Gaston Knova

    January 29, 2018 at 10:37 AM

  2. According to the laws of physics male porn stars are actually doing more real work (force over distance) than the ladies! Men put themselves in their poor bargaining position in the sex industry because many have dog like values while women are more closely controlling their side of heterosexual sex availability mainly out of socioeconomic concerns.

    Shelia Delphin

    January 29, 2018 at 10:44 AM

    • I wouldn’t call the reasons socioeconomic. Females have exercised more discrimination in sex since before there were humans, or even mammals.


      January 30, 2018 at 6:48 AM

  3. OT, mostly. I found this story somewhat amusing with regard to the culture of irony. How many people imagine that indirection in speech is appropriate in all situations? This gal learned otherwise.


    January 29, 2018 at 10:54 AM

  4. The nobody runway models don’t make that much. Though I’m sure the guys make even less. Only supermodels and semi famous models make anything remarkable. The nobody models often devolve into prostitution. Modeling is a lousy job for both genders!


    January 29, 2018 at 11:05 AM

    • Really? Runway models of the big Paris shows make bupkis? This I didn’t know.


      January 29, 2018 at 1:24 PM

      • They make more at the bigger shows but the income is erratic and many have to pick up so much of their own expenses that it’s a wash.


        January 29, 2018 at 2:55 PM

      • This should be obvious when you compare to actors or musicians. Jobs with relatively low barriers to entry that a lot of inexperienced young people want to get into and a natural star system.

        Also I’m not sure how much revenue high fashion generates, but surely it’s much smaller than Hollywood or the music biz.


        January 30, 2018 at 6:54 AM

    • modeling work is very sporadic for 90+% of models, and your “career,” is over in 1-4 years. the gossip blog “crazy days and nights” has stories about which models are prostitutes. it’s called “yachting.”

      these girls are available on monthly contracts called sponsorships (working by the hour is considered low-class). leonardo dicaprio has a new model girlfriend every 6-12 months. he buys them.

      • I think what was most amusing about that first link was the half Egyptian Canadian with a horse face, Vanessa, being revealed as the character. She’s worth millions, but had to resort to earning $25K for a week as a pseudo-prostitute?

        I am not surprised some young woman will whore herself out for a job. But seriously, once you have a few million in the bank, if you are still having sex for money, you are a bona fide, shameless, professional whore.

        Her instagram feed is hilarious. Of COURSE she went to the Women’s March! Hi! I’m a multimillionaire whore. Oh, I’m a minority too. Woes me! I’m a victim!

        Given she is short and not very attractive, and apparently single at 32, it will be amusing to see how her life crumbles.

        *note: I hate the misogyny of this world. I don’t believe all women are whores. But this one is particularly egregious.

        Jack Roy

        February 2, 2018 at 5:52 AM

  5. Funny that you are posting about it because I’m considering a modeling career once I hit my 70s. I wouldn’t care much about compensation though and be happy with whatever I get. I have ideas for various stuff for active people that age in addition to just modeling other people’s lines. It’s very exciting and I’m looking forward to it.


    January 29, 2018 at 11:06 AM

    • yakov, you could sell juicers like jack lalanne.


      January 29, 2018 at 12:03 PM

      • I dunno who he is, I wanna model though. I think that I got what it takes.


        January 29, 2018 at 12:57 PM

      • I mean like going on a catwalk. I like acting, should be fun. There are no Jewish senior models. There may be an opportunity. Who know? I may go far.


        January 29, 2018 at 1:51 PM

    • Considering your swishy post-retirement career tastes, you should really check out films like “Beginners” (with Christopher Plummer) or “Boulevard” (with Robin Williams), in which a man, no longer young, throws off his inhibitions in his twilight years and plunges balls-out into the gay life. Perhaps you might canvass your friends in LPSG (the Large Penis Support Group) for tips (no pun intended) on how to make that switch. Enjoy!

      Mister Triple 800

      January 31, 2018 at 11:35 AM

  6. Male models earn less and female athletes earn less. I’m fine with that. It just means that men are more interested in sports and women are more interested in fashion. After all, what each earns is ultimately determined by consumer demand.


    January 29, 2018 at 11:22 AM

  7. A more general way to ask the question is “why is male advocacy such a non-starter in Western culture while female advocacy is all the rage?”

    The same pattern holds true in a lot of other areas: No serious accusations that the NBA is #soblack; People freak out about white on black violence even though the reverse is far more common; if a Palestinian Arab refugee camp gets shelled, nobody cares if it was Syria acting maliciously and recklessly but if it was Israel acting defensively and judiciously, everyone freaks out.

    I think it comes down to virtue-signalling by supporting the perceived underdog.


    January 29, 2018 at 11:28 AM

  8. Gonna have to vote “no.”


    January 29, 2018 at 11:54 AM

  9. Women are perceived as sex objects hence the higher pay. Additional pay for female models who are wanking fodder.


    January 29, 2018 at 1:01 PM

  10. Is it equal work? While there are heroin-chic male models, I’d guess that most have a more demanding exercise regiment.


    January 29, 2018 at 1:18 PM

  11. Gay modeling pays well or so they say. And by modeling I mean gay pornography and usually up the bum.


    January 29, 2018 at 1:21 PM

  12. Lion,

    More good news! Grammy Awards ratings down TWENTY PERCENT!!!

    I can’t stand the winning.

    Next up, crap ratings for Supe 52 (I think thats the number) and Oscars.

    Woody Allen must be defended. Natalie Times-Up-Herschlag has said she thinks he’s guilty.


    January 29, 2018 at 1:26 PM

    • Of all the cases, Woody Allen is the hill u choose to die on. Seriously?


      January 29, 2018 at 3:19 PM

      • I’m not a fan of Woody Allen either. But the report concluded that there was no evidence of wrong-doing. Dylan had said that Woody molested her in an attic. He claims that he is claustrophobic and never goes in attics. It appears that Mia slipped up when she coached Dylan in what to say. Also, Soon-Yi never lived in a household with Woody and Mia, so she wasn’t really his “step-daughter.”

        Speaking of Mia Farrow’s family, though, it is possible that her son Ronan is Frank Sinatra’s child. He bears some resemblance to Frank. And no resemblance to Woody Allen (fortunately). This would also mean that Ronan Farrow is part guido, Not sure how he’d feel about this. But since Ronan was a child prodigy and a Rhodes scholar, and has a law degree, that’s fine by me!


        January 29, 2018 at 4:10 PM

      • Agree with maryk, woody allen’s alleged child potentially being sinatra’s is way more interesting. I can’t tell if he looks like a waspified allen or a blond sinatra?

        One of farrow’s siblings IS a convicted child molestor so perhaps she displaced paranoia onto allen, assuming she knew of her brother’s problems at the time.

        Either way marrying your wife’s adopted daughter is a bit odd. There is a documentary (wild man blues) that shows their interaction at length, they come across as a normal married couple and non-creepy.


        January 29, 2018 at 4:32 PM

      • No. It’s the hill *they* choose to die on. Let’s keep the fires burning.


        January 29, 2018 at 4:56 PM

  13. In the same line, one may also advocate gender equality for death row . Women are only 1% of people sentenced to death.


    January 29, 2018 at 1:53 PM

  14. Yakov, do you know anyone who does HVAC work in Los Angeles? I am looking to get one of those Fujitsu systems that you like so much for my house.

    Joe Schmoe

    January 29, 2018 at 2:12 PM

    • No. How many rooms and how close are you to the ocean.


      January 29, 2018 at 4:45 PM

      • Main house: 1200 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, one living room / kitchen – 6 rooms. Guest house: 3 rooms, 300 square feet. 21 miles from the ocean.

        Joe Schmoe

        January 29, 2018 at 11:01 PM

  15. Also, male models have to do much worse and more degrading things for dirty old men than female models do. So they should get paid more.


    January 29, 2018 at 3:04 PM

  16. When I was a child my father had a good friend who was a male model. I met him a couple of times and he seemed like a nice guy, he must have done fairly well for himself because he had a very nice house (not to mention a wife whom even at age 8 or 9 I could tell was hott).



    January 29, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    • Male models only do well for themselves by being gay for pay for dirty old men.


      January 29, 2018 at 5:52 PM

  17. An acquaintance of mine, at the suggestion of his buddies, signed up for a fat man’s modeling agency when he was younger. He had a pleasant looking, all-American mien, but he was fat. He took some professional head-shots and sent them in to the agency. They called him a few months later. First question: “Greg, are you still fat?”. His response, “Fatter than ever.” He made a few bucks off of some still ads. I thought it was funny.


    January 29, 2018 at 9:24 PM

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