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New York Advances a Bill to End Gender Discrimination in Product Pricing | Pacific Standard

The New York state assembly passed legislation this week that seeks to eliminate product discrimination, or charging different prices for men’s and women’s products.

Women’s products, on average, cost 7 percent more than equivalent products targeted to men, a study by New York City Department of Consumer Affairs found. The study found specifically that, for women, personal care products cost 13 percent more, and senior or home health-care products were 8 percent more. Women’s clothing cost 8 percent more, and children’s clothing for girls cost 4 percent more.

The new measure was sponsored by Democratic Assemblywoman Nily Rozic of Queens, who calls this price disparity “institutionalized discrimination,” according to NBC.

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