2020 Teens Dream- Reduced Inequalities

2020 Teens Dream- Reduced Inequalities










Teen's Name
Alexandria Scriber
Teen's Grade
9th
Teen's Location
Teen's Dream

Inequality has been a struggle since the beginning of time, and we continue to fight it today. A major issue women face is access to essentials, and the price of those items. Hygiene items such as soap, shampoo, and razors are essential for everybody, however female versions of these products tend to be worse quality, at a higher price. The Pink Tax is how brands profit from the idea that women will only buy something if it is scented and has bright colored packaging. I hope to see women fighting these norms, as well as saving themselves money when they shop smart by comparing prices of products to the men’s equivalent. Many women don’t have access to these items, as well as feminine hygiene items, such as tampons and pads, for many reasons. The biggest being cost. It is estimated that in her lifetime, a woman will spend over $6000 on tampons alone. That’s $6000 than any man will ever spend on tampons, yet the average man continues to make at least 20% more money than the average woman. Price discrimination is a real thing, the least we can do is not tax feminine hygiene items, and stop charging females more for the same product as mens.

The UN SDG my dream most relates to