The Pink Tax


It’s been some years now since I realized that I was consistently paying more than my partner for items ranging from toiletries to fitness weights.

It’s not my imagination – it’s called the pink tax! The Fawcett Society in the UK estimated that “women are paying on average 31% more for an own brand basket of comparable toiletries and are paying 12% more for a basket of own brand clothing items”.

In a capitalist system, is it fair for women to pay more than men if retailers can get away with it? Or should we boycott brands/supermarkets that take advantage of it? Should women start using male toiletries? And clothes?

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