Women’s haircuts are way more expensive than men’s. A truth so unconditionally accepted that it is a travesty. We have long hair, after all. We also curl, blow dry, straighten, and color our hair. All of that time and effort equals more money — or does it?
The fact is that women with short hair still pay more than men with long hair looking for elaborate cuts. Salons everywhere have gender-based pricing, and the rates are never in our favor.
No Such Thing as a Floozy
The world is uncomfortable with women who may have similar moral codes to men. It is completely alright for men to have multiple partners. But a woman taking charge of her sensual life? That's a complete no-no. We cannot have that.
So, we proceed to call her names and shame her. What is worse? It is women who indulge in most of the shaming! Women who have too much agency are threats to men and women alike.
The Pink Tax may not be official, but we know it exists. Products for women like tampons, razors, contraceptives, and shampoos are more expensive. Every month is a losing financial battle as we continue spending large chunks of our money on pricey essentials.
We think it is absurd how women need to pay top dollar for menstrual products. Governments should be handing them out for free. It is time companies stop making profits off of our bodies.
Why do men do this? We are genuinely baffled. Not only is it disrespectful, but do they really think this is the best way to get a woman’s attention? It will not elicit a positive response from any woman on the planet.
Or do they do it just because they can? The “air kisses,” catcalling, and screaming obscenities from cars — in what world does anyone think it acceptable to behave this way?
Tick Tock on the Clock
The only clock ticking is probably counting seconds until a well-deserved punch descends on said commenter. It's a horribly insensitive thing to say. The proverbial clock that regularly features as dinner table conversation?
Women who want children are intimately familiar with it. We assure you. Perhaps they haven’t found the right person or are having trouble conceiving. Many women don’t even want children. It really is nobody else’s business.