Repeal the Pink Tax on Women

Repeal the Pink Tax on Women

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The pink tax is one that only about half of the population is subject to. And they probably aren’t even aware of it.

Most of us have probably heard of the wage gap, that men earn more than women. Typically you’ll see it quoted that women make just $0.79 for every $1 a man makes. This is true, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.

What often gets lost in translation is what the uncontrolled wage gap truly represents — that women are less likely to hold high-level, high-paying jobs than men… This is what we call the opportunity gap.

The controlled gender pay gap, which controls for a number of factors so that the only differentiation between workers is their gender, shrunk by just $0.008 since 2015. Women now make $0.98 for every dollar an equivalent man makes.

But even if women are making almost what men make, we’re still paying more for similar products and services.

The pink tax refers to the extra amount of money women pay for specific products or services. Sometimes you’ll see or hear it referred to as price discrimination or gender-pricing.

Frequently, especially when it comes to personal care products, there is no difference between the male version and the female version apart from different prices.

There has been a lot of research on the pink tax that found overall, women were paying more than men 42% of the time.

And we can't forget that women have to purchase tampons and pads too.

Results revealed the average woman surveyed spends $13.25 a month on menstrual products ‒ that's $6,360 in an average woman's reproductive lifetime (ages 12-52). All for a natural process, that men don't have to go through.

While women can avoid paying the pink tax in some cases by choosing the male version of something, there is no option when it comes to menstrual products.

By signing this petition, we're reaching out to you to help start a movement. To make Pink Tax illegal. If we all sign this petition, we can raise awareness to those who may not know about the Pink Tax.

https://www.listenmoneymatters.com/the-pink-tax/

https://www.swnsdigital.com/2019/11/new-research-reveals-how-much-the-average-woman-spends-per-month-on-menstrual-products/#:~:text=Results%20revealed%20the%20average%20woman,the%20money%20they'd%20save%3F

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