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Salam,

We often talk about the influence of female modeling on society. I think that male 'modeling' is equally as harmful to society. I just don't get this pointless culture which serves no real purpose in society. We have to realise that there is a lot of input from the backstage people - professional photographers, make-up artists and editors. Society will present to us a 'finished product', an ideal which is hard to strive for. You'll see perfect silky hair, dense beard, light skin, flat stomach and defined jawline. It has an emotional affect on us, where we lose our self-esteem and confidence. It's not that society's promoting a healthy lifestyle by shoving the photos of these male models on instagram, facebook, magazines and billboards. 

What are your thoughts?

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Salam, brother. I agree with you, it is equally damaging.

But to not understand the point is simply naive. It exists for the sole purpose of selling things: clothes, perfumes, cars, etc. etc. etc. While it is successful in selling things, it will continue and grow.

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6 hours ago, ali_fatheroforphans said:

Salam,

We often talk about the influence of female modeling on society. I think that male 'modeling' is equally as harmful to society. I just don't get this pointless culture which serves no real purpose in society. We have to realise that there is a lot of input from the backstage people - professional photographers, make-up artists and editors. Society will present to us a 'finished product', an ideal which is hard to strive for. You'll see perfect silky hair, dense beard, light skin, flat stomach and defined jawline. It has an emotional affect on us, where we lose our self-esteem and confidence. It's not that society's promoting a healthy lifestyle by shoving the photos of these male models on instagram, facebook, magazines and billboards. 

What are your thoughts?

The problems you have listed are not caused by the model. The model’s physique as far as body weight and muscle percentage is concerned is actually the way how normal healthy people are supposed to be (more or less).  Secondly, as far as his or her beauty is concerned, what is the harm necessarily?  God is praised through his or her beauty so long as he or she isn’t dressing profanely.  

Edited by eThErEaL

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Brother non of these people that work in these haram industries are happy. I have spent time with them. They are miserable to the core and they know where they are heading.

Its amazing the things they say sometines which indicates that they know they will be the losers in the afterlife but feel content to be there with their friends. 

Edited by Murtaza1

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Male models are just as toxic because the media portrays male models like something out of pornographic videos and that they perpetuate violence against women.

male models are portrayed as dominant, domineering, and abusive. Whereas women are sometimes killed in advertisements and are infantilized and are portrayed as passive and submissive.  

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Male models (where I live) look feminine in my opinion. Looks like they would be worried to get dirty while working or breaking a nail or upset because theres no healthy/vegan option on a menu while eating out.

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I'm sure they start because they see a opportunity to make a few quid. I don't see why male modeling should be any better or worse than female, it's all just marketing at the end of the day, appealing to the natural instinct people have to try to be attractive to others. I can't say I've ever noticed male models promoting or encouraging violence or aggression against women. I also think it's probably impossible to generalize about their character - the only thing they have in common with each other is that they get paid to be walking mannequins.

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9 hours ago, Klanky said:

the only thing they have in common with each other is that they get paid to be walking mannequins.

People do not get paid in these industries, you would be surprised to know.

Also a lot of the money that's pumped into these industries comes from porn industries and other haram practices. So the money they earn (if any) is very haram. 

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