Pink tax is definitely one of the reason why we need feminism. Illegal or not, it is wrong. How come the same products when targetted for women increase in price? How come the same shampoo, conditioner, razors, swimsuits, become so expensive when they are not targetted towards men? What is this gender based price discrimination? Also, how the contraceptives used by men and sanitary differ in prices so much? Where is the underlying need?
A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog https://aestheticmiradh.com/ and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.
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2 thoughts on “Why We Need Feminism in 2021 #20”
agree with all your points here and I have noticed … we get paid less and must buy at higher prices … go figure!
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In my opinion, it is more marketing strategy than discrimination as companies know very well that women are more beauty conscious than men. Women spend more money on such products than men, that is why companies keep high prices of such products. The beauty industry is more women-focused. There is a different side to it also. From clothing to grooming, there are huge options and variety are available for women in comparison to men. I agree that essentials like sanitary pads must be cost minimum or provided free.