“The “Pink Tax” is a term used to describe the phenomenon where goods and services marketed specifically to women, are priced higher when compared to similar goods and services marketed to men.”
according to 2021 data.May 9, 2023”
Latest development: no buttons or buttonholes or pockets on many jackets and cardigans. Same price or higher than before but still they cost more than men’s cardigans. Imagine a man putting up with this shyte.
Pockets are such a rarity than in my family when we find a skirt, trousers or shirt with pockets we rave about it. Men would roar loud and long if pockets and buttons were eliminated from their clothing and they were still charged the same price.
On a sidenote I always buy men's pyjama bottoms and men's t-shirts. Why? They each have pockets AND last longer as they are better made. Women's nightwear is not made to last and costs a bundle compared to men's.
Dry cleaning charges for male and female shirts have a huge discrepancy in price. Guess in whose favour?
Walk down the personal care product aisle and see the price differences on:
Shampoos and other hair stuff such as male hair dyes and female hair dyes.
And don’t get me started on the tax on menstrual products in many countries but eliminated in Canada.
With women making far less than men in the world, this is unconscionable. And an unfair tax burden on women.
I imagine this is something many men don’t think about.