Retailers Are Charging Women More Than Men for the Same Stuff
According to Jezebel, the New York Department of Consumer Affairs released a study called "From Cradle to Cane: The Cost of Being a Female Consumer" which discovered that women's products are, on average, 7 percent more expensive than those designed for our male counterparts. Typically women's clothing costs 8 percent more than men's clothing, and women's personal products cost 13 percent more.
For example, research found that women's Schick Hydro Silk razor cartridges retailed for $18.49, while the similar Schick Hydro 5 razor cartridges for men retailed for $14.99 at the same store. In total, women's stuff costs more than men's at least 42 percent of the time. So disrespectful.
These findings are extra annoying because on average, women earn 78 percent of men's earnings for the same job, thanks to the gender pay gap. The gap becomes steeper when you look at race as a factor, too: Hispanic women make 54 percent of what men make, while African-American women make 64 percent.
Can we stop making things pink and charging more for them, pretty please?