A New York Pharmacy Is Making Men Pay 'Man Tax' And We Feel Inspired

A chemist in New York is reversing the injustice and making men pay more than women for a change

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler | ELLE UK

Our vaginas have endured a lot of abuse this week, what with Donald Trump saying the term 'grab 'em by the pussy' was simple 'locker room' talk.

Look, if child-birth and monthly periods weren't enough to deal with, we don't need an overly-tanned buffoon talking about going anywhere near our nether regions thank you very much.

But, a pharmacy in New York is giving women's private parts, and their purses, some relief this week with tax-free shopping while men are charged 7 per cent extra in tax.


Earlier this week, Soho-based pharmacy Thompson Chemists placed signs in their windows telling female customers they can shop without tax while male shoppers were subject to 'man tax'.

Shop owner Jolie Alony told The Daily Dot the idea came out of the current political climate 'with Clinton being such a woman and the other guy and his womanizing'.

'We wanted to share that women deserve to get a break, and men deserve to be charged 7 percent more. Women are spending more in general and we make less, so we deserve to have a break," she added.


Since putting up the signs, Alony says most customers have found her tactic rather amusing while others told her to get a lawyer and said: 'F*ck you' and 'You're being a sexist'.

We presume these people don't realise that charging women more for products is, erm… what's the word? Ah yes, sexist.

In light of the pharmacy's 'man tax', we've come up with a few more things men could pay for – you know, to level the playing field:

1. Hairspray

If I see my boyfriend reaching for my Elnett hairspray one more time, I swear…

Look, it's not often men borrow our beauty and hair products but if they're going to use our hairspray, they can at least fork out the four quid to buy it or pay extra tax when they do.

That stuff costs, pal.

2. Tv License

Football. Match Of The Day. FIFA. Halo.

Look guys, you spend way more time watching television than we do that we've actually become a bit concerned the remote control might actually have glued itself to your hand and you haven't decided to seek help.

Use it more = pay more.


3. Razors

We already pay more for our razors than men do because of the blades, heads and pivots so give us a break and leave our razors beard fuzz-free. Otherwise, you can do the weekly shop next week and buy enough for the both of us. Take your pick.

4. Takeaways

If you insist we break our health kick every Friday and tempt us with a chicken biryani and two slabs of peshwari naan bread, can you at least fork out a few pounds more?

We were doing so well… *chews on the corner of a naan*

5. Netflix account

We fall asleep half way through Narcos most nights so technically we should only have to pay half of the Netflix account, right?

Seeing as you somehow manage to stay awake for the whole series and give us spoilers the next day, you deserve to pay more. It's only fair.

6. Moisturiser

That Crème de la Mer moisturizer I saw you slapping onto your face the other night because you though it 'doesn't smell that bad actually' cost almost a third of this month's rent.

You know what else we'd like to slap on your face? The bill.

Mitts off, lads (unless you'd like to pay £10 per application?)

See you at the checkout.

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