There’s really nothing very difficult about this capitalism business despite the manner in which it confuses all too many. The capitalists, the bastards, are out to make as much money as they can and bugger you. What ameliorates this is competition from other capitalists. They compete with each other for the ability to lift money from our wallets and it is that, as we decide not to cough up excessive amounts and go for the better offer, that tames the bastards.
And that’s it, that’s really all there is to it. At which point we can explain this very simply:
Women are paying up to 45 per cent more than men for near identical items of clothing, it has been revealed.
In another example of the so-called ‘pink tax’ – when female customers are charged more than men for the same products or services – new research has revealed how a string of leading UK high street stores are charging substantially more for white t-shirts aimed at women.
A plain white tee can cost up to £6 more for a woman than a man in stores like Gap, River Island and H&M – despite women’s clothing often requiring less material to manufacture.
According to the findings, 10 out of the 16 labels assessed charged substantially more for a women’s plain white t-shirt than the equivalent men’s style.
It’s entirely possible to muse on whether the cut has to be different to contain the dab dabs or summat but that’s not what is going on at all. Women will pay more for their t-shirts therefore the capitalists, the bastards, charge women more for their t-shirts. Just because they can.
The women who significantly object to this are already buying men’s version and so the bastards get to market segment. Between those who care more about money than cut – they’re paying the same as the men – and those who care more about the cut than the money are paying more. If all women cared more about the money then they wouldn’t be able to do this.
It’s exactly the same reason that causes pink razors to cost more than blue. People will pay the extra so why the hell not try it on?
Yes, this really is insisting that its women’s own fault. If some significant portion didn’t pay the extra then no one would try to charge it.
Capitalism really is very simple.