consumerism

Corporations Fleece Women and They Think We Don’t Know

When we talk about feminism and inequality, we tend to forget that it can hide in more subtle ways within our society. Some of the worst culprits of inequality are the corporations who market products “designed for women.” They charge the female consumer more money for equal or lesser-cost goods than they would sell to men. So, not only are women getting paid less than men… According to the Institute for Women’s Policy and research, “In 2013, female, full-time workers made only 78 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 22 percent.” (http://www.iwpr.org/initiatives/pay-equity-and-discrimination) The Pew Research Center says, “according to…