According to a study conducted by the NYC consumer affairs department, women’s products cost 7% more than men’s. Well now a chemist in New York City has decided to combat this discrepancy by adding a 7% tax on all products purchased by men to make a statement about gender discrimination.
“We thought it’d be a great idea with all the political things going on—with Clinton being such a woman and the other guy and his womanizing,” Jolie Alony, owner of Thompson Chemists in SoHo, told the Daily Dot. “We wanted to share that women deserve to get a break, and men deserve to be charged 7 percent more. Women are spending more in general and we make less, so we deserve to have a break.”
Charging men and women different prices is actually a violation of New York’s pricing laws, so the chemist is paying the difference from their own pockets. The response has also been mixed, with some people supporting the idea and others branding it sexist. What do you think? (h/t: the daily dot)