Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

France To Investigate ‘The Invisible Women’s Tax’

Think Progress, France To Investigate ‘The Invisible Women’s Tax’:

France’s finance ministry will investigate why products that are targeted to women cost more than ones targeted to men, following a petition that gathered over 30,000 signatures.

A campaign organized by the women’s group Georgette Sand found that products such as shampoo and razors that are advertised as “female” cost more than identical products marketed to men. They have called on stores, such as the chain Monoprix, where many examples of the gendered pricing was found, to get rid of what they call “invisible woman’s tax.” Monoprix has argued that the gap exists because there are additional manufacturing costs involved in women’s products.

The Local, Women in France Forced to Pay Hidden 'Pink Tax'

(Hat Tip: Francine Lipman.)

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