In this PEOPLE CHICA series on the “pink tax,” we explore why women are charged more money for certain services — like mami’s dry cleaning — and products (razors) than men. In 40 states, tampons and pads are not tax exempt while viagra is in Illinois. And on average, women spend a whopping $1300 more each year than men do because of the “pink tax.” In this video roundup, Ellen DeGeneres makes fun of a pink pen that is double the cost of a non-gendered pen and former President Barack Obama says the pink tax is the result of more men being in power. Latina powerhouse Gina Rodriguez and Ashley Judd take it up a notch and rail against the wage gap. In our inaugural post on the “pink tax” phenomenon last week, we noted the average pay for Latinas working full-time in the United States is 54 cents to every dollar a white, non-Hispanic man earns. Meanwhile, white women earn 80 cents for every dollar a white man earns, which is why the “pink tax” is especially harmful for Latinx and other women of color in the United States.
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