It turns out that if you are a female, or if you just buy personal care products made for women, you will pay a higher price than when buying personal care products for men, simply because you are a woman. It is not fair, is it?

This strange phenomenon is called "pink tax". It is the idea of extra taxes for women just because they will pay anyway. Last reports show that the price of personal care products for women is seven percent higher than the price of these products for men.

How is this possible? In this article, we will tell you more about the pink tax and what we can do in order to cancel it. Scroll down to read this useful information right now.

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"Luxury item"

We all know that most women experience periods once a month. But do you know that the government of the United States applied the tax on tampons making them a "luxury item"? If that's not enough, they didn't apply the tax to condoms.

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Fortunately, several companies are trying to decline the pink tax. Tesko is the company from the United Kingdom, who managed to slash the price of women's razors in order to reduce the tax.

Boxed from US struggled for women's rights. This company claims that women shouldn't pay more money for products just because they are destined for women. Actually, women shouldn't pay more for razors, body washes, tampons or deodorants.

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Cancel the pink tax!

Some companies support the idea of battling against the pink tax. California accepted the law that prevents gender-based price differences in service, but it does not protect personal care products for women. Moreover, plaintiffs from Ohio demanded a refund for the tampon tax amounting to eleven million dollars.

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If you are a woman and you are worried about this problem too, we recommend you buy men's personal care products and supporting retailers. Every woman can do something to cancel the pink tax!

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