Pink Tax Persuasive Essay

786 Words4 Pages
It’s the 21st century, a time where all would believe that equality among the sexes has finally achieved. This is far from the case, women and men aren’t seen as equals in society and there is numerous ways to prove this. From how one should act based on their sex to how women have to pay more for products and services. That’s right, women have to pay more for the same products and services as men. This is called the Pink Tax, the extra amount that women are charged for products and services. The Pink Tax is something that definitely must be addressed in our society but how should it be done? The Pink Tax isn’t something that people commonly know about given that people don’t compare the prices that both men and women have to pay when purchasing the same products. While it isn’t something that is commonly noticed, it is very much true, “A recent study by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs found that haircare products for women cost on average 48% more than the same items meant for men.” (Kottasova) Buying male products isn’t something women think they should do because they have been convinced by companies that women need the products that are designed for women.…show more content…
With having to pay more for products that need to be used for their daily hygiene and services like drying clean, it's just something that shouldn’t exist. In addition to paying more for products, women are commonly paid less than men “In 2015, female full-time workers made only 79 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 21 percent.” (Pay Equity & Discrimination) While society keeps telling us that gender equal is strong, the price tags in products as well as salary show just how far we are from it. Taking charge and being aware of these problems in society will eventually led to changes. Will the end of inequality of the sexes ever be achieved? It’s definitely something to

More about Pink Tax Persuasive Essay

Open Document