It's 2015....not 1958.
But when it comes to what men pay for some things compared to what women have to pay, sometimes it seems like we're still living in the 1950's.
A new report in Kiplingers Personal Finance says women are still treated second class when it comes to certain costs, including:
- Drycleaning: A ladies shirt still costs more to clean.
- Car Buying: Kiplingers say men tend to get better deals on the lot.
- Long Term Care Insurance: Women pay more because they live longer.
- Haircuts: Men: $15. Women: $50. Sure, most women have longer hair, but what if they have short hair?
- Fragrance: It's called perfume for women, and the price is about 10 to 100 times more than what men pay for aftershave.
- Deodorant: Yes, even women's deodorant sticks are priced higher.
- Razor blades: Why? Anyone?
- Lotion: Men's Suave lotion: $2.50. Women's lotion: as much as $20 a container. And we haven't even touched on facial creams.
And from the "Doesn't That Stink" file, there's one item where women almost always pay more: Clothing. Evn though men's clothing is typically bigger and uses more fabric, women's jeans can cost more.
Ditto for shoes and blouses.
If you are a woman, you might say "Doesn't that stink?"
Manufacturers blame constantly changing fashion, where men are okay with the same pair of jeans they sold 50 years ago.
If you're a woman and are unhappy about a particular service charging you more, it doesn't hurt to ask.
They might agree to rethink their policy, and that way you don't waste your money.