Raze the Gender Inequality!

I have a deadline looming over my head (tomorrow), and yet I can’t muster up any sense of urgency. Remind me never to try and get published in the summer. It’s just not a good idea. I think it’s Stephen’s fault, really. Knowing that I’m going to see him tomorrow makes me distracted.

I’m feeling random, so now is as good a time as any to discuss a little gender inequality I have observed. Last week I had to buy new razors, and while standing in the aisle at Wal-Mart looking over the myriad of options available to me as a woman, I noticed something interesting. The type of razor I had selected, a Schick razor in a cheery pink color, was also in the men’s razor section. As far as I could tell, the only discernible difference between my razor and the male version was the black and grey coloring. One would assume that these razors would be identical in price, right? You would be wrong. The black and grey razor (a 4-pack, just like the package I had selected) was two dollars cheaper than my pink razor. Can anyone explain this to me? I scanned both of the packages rather thoroughly, certain that I was missing some key difference, but I could find none. Am I to believe that women are paying more for a color choice?! Tell me this is not true because it rather infuriates me. I ended up buying the black and grey razor, and it’s working quite nicely. I may never buy another “female” razor again, but this means I am destined to a life of bland razors when I could have pretty ones. It’s an unjust world we live in.

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