The Pink Tax: What it is & How it Affects Women

Women are still at an economic disadvantage than men. In addition to the gender pay gap & discriminations, female products are priced higher than the same product for males.  This extra cost is commonly referred to as the pink tax.

 Items like personal care products &  clothing have the same production costs for men or women. However, products marketed towards women are subject to price discrimination- women pay more than the same product as men. This extra cost is called the “pink tax”.

What is the Pink Tax?

The Pink Tax in Numbers

Studies show that the pink tax costs women $1,351 per year on average. Shampoo for women is priced 48% higher than shampoo for men. Girl toys are priced 13% higher than for boys.  On average women, pay 7% more for goods and services than men.

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How do we avoid paying the Pink Tax??

An easy solution would be to buy more gender-neutral products or even those marketed towards men

The Pink Tax

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We are surrounded by this since childhood. However, we can make a change by consciously looking for brands that are fighting this, and by spending our money wisely.

You can join the anti-pink tax movement on social media by looking for hashtags #axthepinktax #pinktax

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