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Is the Music Business misogynistic?


Farin

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Wait - that sounds like an oxymoron. I mean modelling is the only business in which women are paid more than men ergo is less misogynistic than most.

otherwise, pretty much every business favours men - female temperaments and hormones put them at a disadvantage.

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Top Models and designers get all the money there...

Most of fashion designers are gay... so yes, maybe it' s not such a misogynistic business after all... :shades:

Good point, Radhi :laughing:

The fashion business isn't misogynistic??? It's true that there are a lot of gay people working in that industry, but I've no idea why anybody would see that as reducing the likelihood of misogyny. Gay men can be misogynistic too.

Sure, top models get paid a fortune. But the further down the industrial hierarchy you go, the worse the conditions may be for the women and girls working in it. (Arguably, there is a point when the worlds of fashion-modelling and pornography elide. The latter isn't referred to euphemistically as "glamour modelling" for nothing.)

This is an industry whose workers may be forced into embracing eating disorders as a way of life. Why? In order to model and advertise fashions - usually designed by men with no real interest in women's welfare- to a predominantly female population; with the effect that other women - millions of them- rather than being happy with their physical appearance, develop inferiority complexes, body dysmorphia, eating disorders of their own, undergo dangerous and unnecessary cosmetic procedures, etc.. And all to fill the wallets of those at the top of the chain: mostly men?

Looking at the bigger picture, I would contend that, in effect, the fashion/beauty industry is one of the most insidiously misogynistic businesses around.

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This is an industry whose workers may be forced into embracing eating disorders as a way of life. Why? In order to model and advertise fashions dsigned by men with no real interest in women's welfare to a predominantly female population; with the effect that other women - millions of them- rather than being happy with their physical appearance, develop inferiority complexes, body dysmorphia, eating disorders of their own, undergo dangerous and unnecessary cosmetic procedures, etc.. And all to fill the wallets of those at the top of the chain: mostly men?

You' re so right there, BF... :bow:

I don' t know much about the top modelling and fashion scene, I couldn' t really say where goes the money there. I guess to the designers bank accounts...

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