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The Latest Pink Tax News and Developments from Around the Globe

Gillette Capitalizes on Toxic Masculinity While Its Women's Razors Get Hit with the Pink Tax

Gillette leverages toxic masculinity debate to help support sales of higher priced women's razors...

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LA TIMES: Women's Toiletries Do Cost More Than Men's

LA Times journalist calls it like it is: GAO report proves Pink Tax is real

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GAO REPORT: GAO Blog Misinterprets Own Study

Government officials misinterpret their own study and deny clear evidence supporting existence of Pink Tax: gender-based advertising jacks up prices and makes people willing to pay more due to the insecurities the advertising creates

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NEWSWEEK: Former U.S. President Declares Discrimination Against Women And Girls Now The World’s Biggest Problem

Former President speaks out against the mistreatment of women and girls, classifies it as the most important issue countries face

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Congress Reintroduces Pink Tax Repeal Act (2018)

Congress Reintroduces the Pink Tax Repeal Act in 2018, but it's destined to fail because it is not limited to services .

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New York entrepreneurs launch start up to end Pink Tax on consumer goods (2018)

Read about "Billie," a startup that will sell goods for women without a Pink Tax mark up

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Congresswoman Speier reintroduces Pink Tax Repeal Act in 2018

Congresswoman Speier announces reintroduction of bill seeking to repeal pink tax on both goods and services

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Text of Pink Tax Repeal Act introduced in April 2018

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CNN - CNN MONEY INVESTIGATES WHY WOMEN PAY MORE THAN MEN FOR THE SAME STUFF

"Razors. Perfume. Dry cleaning services. The list of things women pay more for goes on and on."

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CBS News - CBS NEWS GOES UNDERCOVER TO REVEAL GENDER PRICE DISCRIMINATION

"Our female producer was charged at least twice as much in more than half the businesses visited. In one, she was charged $7.50 while her male counterpart just $2.85. At another, she paid $3 dollars more."

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MARIE CLAIRE - “WHY WOMEN PAY MORE” (2012)

From dry cleaning to haircuts, women often pay more than men due to gender pricing. Find out why you may be paying more, but receiving less.

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NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS STUDY : “FROM CRADLE TO CRANE: THE COST OF BEING A FEMALE CONSUMER” (2015)

"On average, across all five industries, DCA found that women’s products cost 7 percent more than similar products for men.'

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The National - WOMEN IN UAE FRUSTRATED BY PINK TAX ON PRODUCTS MEN PAY LESS FOR (2017)

"Women in the UAE are voicing their frustration at the “pink tax” they are facing on everyday products for which men pay less. Many women say it is noticeable that products for women, such as razors, are more expensive than the male version."

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Independent - TAMPON TAX SCRAPPED IN CANADA AFTER PETITION CONVINCES CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT

Canada will stop taxing feminine hygiene products from 1 July (2015), the government has confirmed. Pressure is mounting on other governments to follow suit.

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aauw.org - The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap

Study by Non-Profit American Association of University Women (AAUW) Reveals that “in 2016, women working full time in the United States typically were paid just 80 percent of what men were paid.”

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U.S. CONGRESS - WOMEN DISADVANTAGED BY THE PINK TAX (2016)

"...it is less well known that women also are disadvantaged as consumers – frequently paying substantially more than men for similar goods and services"

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INDEPENDENT - Scotland the first country out of the gate to provide free sanitary products to low income women

The Scottish Government will hand out free sanitary products to those in need in as part of a pilot project in Aberdeen.

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LA Times - Consumers in California will still pay sales taxes on tampons

Governer Jerry Brown vetoes the Tampon (and Diaper) Tax bill because it would have raised taxes on liquor go figure!

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National Post - No taxes on sanitary napkins and tampons in Canada

Online petition called “No Tax on Tampons” having almost 75,000 supporters. Effective July 1, 2015, Canada Government removed GST and HST taxes on sanitary napkins and tampons.

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NPR - Pink Tax Issues Addressed by State Lawmakers throughout the US

Various Pink Tax issues addressed by state lawmakers throughout the country. Sales tax isn't applied to Viagra in Wisconsin, but it is applied to tampons and pads...

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HuffPost - GOP Governor Brings Illinois Into The 21st Century by Nixing Antiquated Tampon Tax

Illinois nixes the tampon tax after more than 30 years of competitive ping pong between its legislature and the Supreme Court.

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WASHINGTON POST - The Tampon Tax - Explained

in 2016, Washington Port asks, “Which states tax your period”? - Answer: Fewer today thanks to the popular uprising against it.

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Pink Tax Investigation in France

Prodded by a progressive social impact group ironically named Georgette Sand, the French Government commissioned a study to investigate whether the Pink Tax exists in France.

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First Country out of the Gate

On January 3rd, 2018, Iceland passed a law requiring companies to pay women the same salaries as men for similar work.

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Christian Science Monitor: Lawmakers and Retailers Keep Up Pressure on the Pink Tax in 2017

Fighting the Pink Tax Continues to Pay Dividends Through Reduced Retail Prices and Heightened Legislative Awareness

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CBS Money Watch: This Retailer is Striking a Blow Against the Pink Tax

Online retailer, Boxed.com, has taken a stand against the Pink Tax and lowered the prices of items, geared toward women, that are more expensive than their male counterparts.

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Consumer Reports: Pink Tax Repeal Act Aims to Make Pricing Fair to Women

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) introduces the Pink Tax Repeal Act to Congress.

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Bill to prevent pink tax on goods withdrawn in California (2016)

After outcry by retailers, bill to repeal pink tax on goods is withdrawn in California

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The Penny Hoarder: Why Do Women’s Razor Blades Cost More Than Men’s?

The Penny Hoarder asks why women's razor blades cost more than men's. The pink tax is not new, but it’s long overdue to disappear.

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Mic.com: The Secret Tax Screwing Women Out of Thousands of Dollars

There's a secret tax screwing women out of thousands of dollars a year — and you probably don't know it's happening. It's the Pink Tax! Make sure to click on the hilarious video!

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Listen Money Matters: Women Pay More and Earn Less with Pink Tax

From Listen Money Matters, women pay more and earn less, and aren't even aware of it. Are you paying the Pink Tax?

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Motto: Calling Out Companies for Charging Women More

42% of the time, women are charged an average of 7% more than men for what is ostensibly the same product. Calling out companies for charging women more...

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Vox: Women's Products Cost More. Here's How to Avoid the "Pink Tax."

Women pay a hidden tax on almost everything. It may not be a real tax levied by the government, but it has a real impact on women's pocketbooks. It's known as the "Pink Tax".

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NBR (Nightly Business Report by CNBC): Pink Tax

Women don’t just get paid less for equal work, they pay more than men for similar products.

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US News & World Report: The Pink Tax and Why Women's Products Often Cost More

US News & World Report reviews the Pink Tax and why the "shrink it and pink it" approach means women could pay more for less product.

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ABC KSAT 12 (TX): Women Pay Pink Tax on Range of Products

Women pay pink tax on range of products from toiletries to toys.

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CNN Money: Pink Tax Angers Women from New York to London

Retailers are forced to explain why are women paying more for the same products after study finds women are paying thousands of dollars more over the course of their lives.

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Cosmopolitan: Target Changes Prices After Being Called Out For Charging Women More

A new study reveals just how pervasive over-charging women for the same items as men really is.

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Daily Mail: Is Pink Tax Really Making it More Expensive to be a Woman?

Daily Mail: Is Pink Tax Really Making it More Expensive to be a Woman? Thousands sign a petition urging EVP Simon Roberts of UK Boots to "charge women fairly" for like-for-like products.

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CBS News: CBS News Goes Undercover to Reveal Gender Price Discrimination

CBS News highlights price discrimination based on gender..noting that California outlawed it in 1996 after a statewide study found a "gender tax" cost each woman approximately $1,351 more annually.

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The Guardian: Higher expenses for women add insult to gender pay gap injury

The Guardian reports that higher expenses for women add insult to gender pay gap injury. Maybe it’s time for women to demand not just pay equality but equity.

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Fortune: U.S. Women Aren’t the Only Ones Paying a “Pink Tax”

Companies in the UK are charging women 37% more than men for the same products.

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Forbes: Which Retailers Charge the Largest Pink Tax?

Forbes asks which retailers charge the largest pink tax. A key concern is assessing whether the higher prices for female products are justified by differentially higher costs.

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MSN Money: Women Urged to Shop in Men's Department to Avoid Paying Pink Tax

Ultimately, the best defence against the Pink Tax is to look past the pink products and instead find the best price available, even if it is in the Men's department.

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Press Release - NYC Department of Consumer Affairs on Pink Tax

New York City releases gender pricing study - "From Cradle To Cane: The Cost Of Being A Female Consumer"

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Today Money: Women Pay More Than Men

Today reporter goes shopping for such products as shaving gel, shampoo, deodorant and visited a dry cleaner to compare prices for women versus men.

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Business Insider: Here's Proof Women Pay More for the Same Products Men Buy

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Yahoo! Finance: Gender-Based Pricing and Why it Costs More to be a Woman

Michael Cone, a trade lawyer who’s been fighting gender price discrimination for two decades, talks to Yahoo! Finance about the Pink Tax.

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The Christian Science Monitor: France Investigates Why Pink is More Expensive

The high price of pink: France's Economy Ministry studies why women pay more for hair cuts, dry cleaning, health and beauty products than men.

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New York Times Editorial: Pink Tax

In the absence of legislative relief from the pink tax, women might want to consider shopping in the men’s aisle.

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The Huffington Post: "The Woman Tax" and Surprising Reason Why Women Pay More Than $1,300 a Year

The Huffington Post interviews Michael T. Cone, trade attorney, who explains these costs and how woman can opt out of the "woman tax".

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New York Times - In Apparel, All Tariffs Aren’t Created Equal (2007)

Uncle Sam wants to know what's in your pants before deciding how much import taxes to assess on your shoes and clothes (2007 front page New York Times article)

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