Discrimination Is A Fair Share Of Discrimination

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Over the course of time humanity has had its fair share of discrimination. Whether it be skin color, gender or social class people have set standards of what is socially acceptable. Even though every form of discrimination is cruel, I would like to address gender pricing. It is no surprise that women have had to go through many trials to be treated equally. Despite past efforts, there are still acts of inequality towards women today in the marketplace. Pink tax can be defined as “. . . the extra amount women are charged for certain products or services. Things like dry cleaning, personal care products, and vehicle maintenance” (Elliot Sec. 1). According to The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) studies have shown that the average female consumer pays 42% more in products whereas men only pay 18%. This is only an overall view in product revenue on how much women are charged more just based on their gender. From a little toddler to a senior citizen, women have to pay more for their products simply because it has the title “woman” on it. The question is how many women and men are aware of “pink tax”? It is important for people to be mindful of this biased occurrence happening in the markets now. Through proven evidence, women can have that knowledge and opportunity to avoid pink tax and tampon tax. First, I would like to highlight some basic women’s rights battles that women had to fight in history. Through these events, the reader can see what women have had
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