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Subtle Sexism Ep. 2: The cost of being a woman

Women are discriminated against in their everyday shopping whether they realize it or not; the Pink Tax is one such example showing the cost difference between men’s and women’s products. Things such as women’s razors cost more than men’s razors, which demonstrates the business idea of market segmentation, where certain products are targeted towards certain consumers. However, why do women have to pay an extra $1,351 per year, on average, for these products?

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Bella Reeves
Bella Reeves, Editor-in-Chief
Bella Reeves is a senior at Carlmont High School who loves to make videos and tell amazing stories for the world to experience. As the Editor-in-Chief of ScotCenter, she aims to humanize the news through her videos. She's always been a hardworking student and her extra-curricular activities are also to par; she works as a social media intern at BraveMaker and is a 2019 graduate of the California Scholastic Press Association workshop. Reeves hopes to major in TV Broadcasting and one day become an Academy Award-winning documentarian. To check out her portfolio, click here. Twitter: @bellareevesss

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    Winston SinghMar 3, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    The pink tax is false and the reason why is with the fact that women’s products cost a lot more to make than compare to men’s products. Like a female razor tend to have a lot more gel in their razor’s than men’s razor’s. Also men shave a lot more then women do and while the male razor does cost less that doesn’t mean they spend more in an year than a women does and because of this women spend less overall on razor’s per year. An average razor cost’s $110.94 per year while on average men spend about $179.88. Also shampoo there are different things that companies use like in your video you see that the shampoo you show is coconut infused or an oil infused lotion. This cost’s the company way more to make which in order for them to make a profit they have to raise the profit. Also if you don’t want to pay extra just buy the men’s shampoo if you want to. For the most part the pink tax is not about sexism but is mostly about the company trying to make a profit.

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