Healthcare

Skinny Bitches Get Paid the Most

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There is probably a point of diminishing payoff in this situation (a/k/a “anorexia”), but in general, the stats seem to indicate the disturbing fact that very thin women make the most bank, according to a recent blog post from the Wall Street Journal. And this is not just inhumanly skinny model types or actresses who go on to marry Harrison Ford, but people in our very midst, pissing us off and eating salad!

Separate studies of 11,253 Germans and 12,686 U.S. residents led by Timothy A. Judge of the University of Florida found very thin women, weighing 25 pounds less than the group norm, earned an average $15,572 a year more than women of normal weight.

As you might expect, this does not go for men — in fact, skinnier men make less than their waistband-expanding colleagues (think Kenneth as opposed to Jack Donaghy), until they actually become obese, at which point the fat dudes make the least of all.

One study actually identified 207 pounds in men as the highest pay point on average.

Meanwhile, the fatter the woman, the more her pay decreased…although at diminishing levels, “presumably because they had already violated social norms for the ideal female appearance.”

Which sort of just made us lose our appetite.

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