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Monday, January 25, 2016

Sexism: In a sexist society women pay more

Women Pay More for Everything From Birth to Death, Report Finds | TIME
In a study titled “From Cradle to Cane: The Cost of Being a Female Consumer,” New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs tracked price discrepancies in otherwise identical products that were marketed to male and female consumers. After analyzing the prices of almost 800 products across 35 categories, researchers found that the so-called “pink tax” doesn’t just apply to shampoo and razors—women pay more for almost ever product over the course of their lives, from baby clothes to home health care items.
The study uncovered numerous examples of products that were similar but cost significantly more when marketed to women. Baby clothes for girls cost more than those for boys (shirts for girls can cost 13% more), and toys marketed to girls cost 11% more than those for boys, even if they were the exact same toys in different colors. That price difference carries over into adulthood, where women’s shirts cost 15% more than men’s shirts, and women shampoo products cost a whopping 48% more than products marketed to men. In fact, personal care products are so overpriced for women that female customers pay more 56% of the time, even when the ingredients are comparable.

Even in old age, women get a bad deal. Supports and braces for women cost 15% more than those for men, canes cost 12% more, and personal urinals are 21% more expensive for female senior citizens. Even adult diapers are more expensive. The study found that when averaged across a lifetime, women are paying 7% more than men for comparable products.
6 times it’s more expensive to be a woman - MarketWatch
Full-time working women earn only about 78% of what their male counterparts earn, according to the White House, which adds that “no matter how you evaluate the data, there remains a pay gap — even after factoring in the kind of work people do, or qualifications such as education and experience.”
Read: Why Patricia Arquette was right about the gender pay gap
The pay gap in and of itself makes it tougher for many women to pay bills and save money — and the issue is further exacerbated by the so-called “woman tax,” which over a lifetime, means that women may spend tens of thousands of dollars more on certain goods and services than men do.
In fact, a number of studies show that many items are routinely more expensive for women than for men. A study of 800 nearly identical products with male and female versions released in December 2015 by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs found that the women’s products, on average, cost 7% more than the men’s products. And a study from the state of California on this so-called woman tax found that women, on average, pay about $1,351 annually in extra costs for similar goods and services.
Women pay more than men do - Business Insider
There's a "pink tax" involved, or a surcharge in which women are sometimes charged more than men are charged for many products.
A recent study from New York's Department of Consumer Affairs, called "From Cradle to Cane: The Cost of Being A Female Consumer," demonstrated how this is a problem that often plagues females from birth until they're senior citizens.
Here are 30 items that, according to the study, are on average more expensive for women than they are for men.
Why Women Pay Higher Prices for the “Same” Products » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
These days it seems that everything in our lives revolves around taxes.
Taxation has always caused problems. Taxes distort the structure of production and the price system reducing the real wealth of society.
Yet not everything that people consider a “tax” is indeed a tax. A tax is something that a person is forced to pay, under threat of punishment, by the government. This does not include what has become known as the “pink tax.” The pink tax is the notion that women pay more than men for products that are female-oriented. For example, those who believe in the pink tax often claim that women pay more than men for razors, and that these women’s razors are the same product as men’s razors.

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