Thin women earn more money than Curvy ladies!

This is aberrant, but is it surprising? Not really to be honest. When you see how some companies recruit their employees especially Cosmetics, Beauty and fashion where I come from. I am not surprised.

Uncountable international studies prove it:  women earn on average less money than men. But it seems that there are other factors of wage discrimination not really studied: the weight. According to a recent study appeared in Applied Psychology newspaper, thin women gain on average 22.000 dollars (£13,587) a year more than their overweight counterparts.

Timothy A. Judge from the University of Florida and Daniel Mr Cable from the London Business School studied the relation between the salary and the weight for men and women supporting their results on two longitudinal studies (American and German women). According to the results of their works, not only the women of middleweight earn less, but the “obese” women gain 19.000 dollars less than their counterparts of middleweight. Just scandalous!

What my frenchies think about that?

Je suis grosse et je le resterai. Je suis belle et je m’aime même avec un salaire plus bas, je resterai grosse !!!! Les gens m’aiment parce que je suis plus drôle que les minces

I am big and I will stay big. I am beautiful and I love myself even with a lower salary, I shall remain big!!!! People like me because I am funnier than thin ladies.

ARRETONS AVEC LES FEMMES GROSSES QUI SOI DISANT NE VOUDRAIENT PAS
CHANGER POUR TOUT L OR DU MONDE
LES OBESES SONT TOUS MALHEUREUX ET ILS SONT SOUVENT MARRANTS POUR
MASQUER TOUT CA
ALLONS LES PATRONS COMME LES HOMMES EN GENERAL PREFERENT LES MINCES
IL N Y A VRAIMENT QU UNE FEMME RONDE POUR PENSER LE CONTRAIRE ET ESSAYER D EN PERSUADER LES AUTRES

STOP WITH BIG LADIES SAYING THAT THEY WOULD NOT WANT CHANGE FOR EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD.

THE OBESE ARE EVERY MISERABLE AND THEY ARE OFTEN FUNNY TO HIDE ALL THAT

LET BE HONEST, BOSSES LIKE MEN GENERALLY PREFER SLIM LADIES

THERE IS ONLY CURVY LADIES THAT ABLE TO THINK THE OPPOSITE AND TRY TO PERSUADE THE OTHERS

Les minces devraient gagner l’équivalent de leur poids

The slender should gain the equivalent of their weight

(La French Attitude: I would be happy with that if we add 3 zeros to my weight ;-))


Etre jolie et mince est un atout incontournable. Si les femmes commencent à se mépriser entre elles pour des problèmes de poids, où va t on? Par contre, il est bon de dire à sa copine, fait gaffe, à ta santé, tu es entrain de prendre du poids…..ou prend garde de ne pas tomber dans l’anorexie. AH? La jalousie!

To be attractive and thin is a major asset. If the women begin to loathe each other for weighty problems, where are we going? On the other hand, it is good to say to her friend, been careful, with your health, you’re putting some weight or do not to fall in the anorexia. AH? The jealousy!

Une jolie femme ayant le même background qu’une autre femme obtiendra plus facilement un job avantageux, c’est pas nouveau, c’est ainsi depuis toujours….

An attractive woman having the same background that another woman will obtain more easily an advantageous job, it is not new, it has always been like that

Un article qui sent bien la discrimation.
Source : mein kampf ?
Et puis on va reprendre encore les mêmes préjugés :
les noirs courent plus vite
les asiatiques font tous du karaté
les blancs sont fascistes etc.

An article which smells discrimation.

Source: mein kampf?

And then we are going to take back the same prejudices:

Blacks run faster

All the Asian do karate

Whites are fascists etc.

Source slate.fr and pictures from slate.fr, leisureandlifeinsurance.co.uk and fashionarrivals.co. Comments from Yahoo.fr.


About frenchychic

Born and raised in Paris, I am a Marketing and Sales professional. And now, I am a blogger! I used to be Australian, German and French (Parisian) and now a Londoner lady since February 2010. I love everything about France: the food, the wine, the fragrances, the designers, the music and our attitude, energy & character. My blog is not all about cosmetics nor fashion, is about what is happening in the world in a French perspective: how do we think? What do we think? Why do we thing like this? And what do we French think about YOU strangers from all over the world! It was my passion for arts, culture, international events & news, fashion that drove me into creating La French Attitude and I love every minute of it and I hope you too! Enjoy! Sté xxx

Posted on June 18, 2011, in Clean your room! and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Actually, looking at the countries I am familiar with, women earn equal pay for equal work. Your “[u]ncountable international studies” have in all likelihood compared pay for unequal work—a staple of cheap feminist propaganda. (Or they have dealt with countries unlikely to be of immediate relevance to us.) Cf. e.g. http://michaeleriksson.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/the-%e2%80%9c77-cents-on-the-dollar%e2%80%9d-fraud/ with links and ping-backs.

    As for women of differing obesity (or lack thereof), I have never seen a study myself, but would caution that the differences in numbers that you mention seem extremely large and may be incorrect or misleading. In particular, it would be incorrect just to compare obesity and salary. As always causality and correlation must not be equated. For instance, it is possible that women who earn less are less happy and therefore eat more, that women of lower IQ are obese more often (while at the same time earning less), that obese women are older and have a worse education than younger women (or the opposite, that the younger generations have grown up on candy and hamburgers and have yet to reach the height of their careers), etc.

    • Dear Michael,
      Thank you for your contribution.
      I am completely agreed with you. I published this as I found it completely ridiculous and even a bit inappropriate and rude. This article outraged a lot of people in France which is normal. The figures indeed seem enormous but I can’t change it and it is what this article stated in France.
      However, I am not totally agreed with you when you said that big and thin women always earn the same salary. In fact, in some industries (and a lot) HR department negotiates salary according to people appearances. In some advert in France some jobs are advertised with a salary bracket and I can ensure you that “attractive” ladies or men are more often offered a salary in the top of the range and “average” people in the middle of it.

      • “you said that big and thin women always earn the same salary”

        But I said nothing of the kind: I merely pointed to the large size of the claimed difference and warned for the possibility of incorrect or misleading numbers, also giving some examples of how the numbers could be misleading. Obviously, it is perfectly possible for the numbers to be incorrect at the same time as there is a difference. The difference merely has to be smaller than claimed.

      • Yes! Get your point and totally agree!

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