The “pink tax” is one of the most recent feminist myths, but it looks like it’ll be another of those who will never ever die no matter how many times it’s debunked with facts, and now it has finally arrived to Spain; and like every feminist “issue” that arrives to Spain from the US, it has come multiplied, so now the government is going to reduce taxes for higiene products for women and has bowed to “end the pink tax” so we can expect new grades of stupidity and priviledge grantings for women in the future.
The pink tax is as easy to refute as to pointing out the prices are NOT for the same product, but for products with DIFFERENT ingredients and characteristics, and women’s products tend to be a lot of specific and with a lot more ingredients, that make them more expensive. You can watch Shoeonhead videos about that, they’re hillarious. Or you can watch this long breackdown of the myth by TLDR.
The funniest part for me about this, is that i think believing in the pink tax is actually sexist, because to believe that women suffer from that, you have to believe women are stupid and unable to pick the product with the best price/quality ratio, and instead will just buy the pink one. They’ve clearly never seen their mothers buy stuff.
guys... guys I don't want to alarm you, but. I went on amazon? *and I think Big Haircare is lying to us*
Redken Go Clean Daily Care:
Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Coco Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Methylparaben, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Salicylic Acid, Ethylparaben, Panthenol, Linalool, Limonene, Hexylcinnamal, Amyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methlyproprional, Wheat Amino Acid, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein
-okay, okay i'm sure that's just an outlier. Like let's look at Head and shoulders, the go-to for your cheap dandruff shampoo.
Head & Shoulders Clinical Strength Anti-Dandruff Shampoo:
Ingredients: Water, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycol Distearate, Zinc Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Magnesium Carbonate Hydroxide, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Blue 1, Yellow 5.
Don't panic, DON'T PANIC, that stuff was clinical strength , I'm sure the regular kind just had plain old shampoo-
Head and Shoulders Men Refresh Anti-Dandruff Shampoo For Men:
Ingredients: Active Ingredient: Pyrithione Zinc 1% Inactive Ingredients: Water, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycol Distearate, Zinc Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Dimethicone, Sodium Benzoate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Magnesium Carbonate Hydroxide, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Blue 1, Red 33.
water? WATER? you ADD water to shampoo in the SHOWER, everyone knows that! These head and shoulders con-men are trying to dilute the product! Well no more, I'm going to stick with the manliest of MEN-based care, Old spice!
Old Spice Shampoo and Conditioner 2 In 1, Swagger:
Ingredients: Water/Eau, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Dimethicone, Sodium Citrate, Cocamide Mea, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Fragrance/Parfum, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Polyquaternium-76, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.
Et tu Old Spice? I trusted you. You sold me my dreams of Terry Crews benchpressing me as he also shouted inspirational slogans in my ear! No! No more! I'm putting my trust in Suave. they're so cheap that they can't afford to put anything extra in their products. Gimme that raw "shampoo", Suave!
Suave Professionals Men Shampoo
Red dye? RED DYE? Suave comes only in one color, and that's "distressingly opalescent white", why are dyes needed?! TELL US THE TRUTH, SUAVE.
...no, you know what? I've gone down the wrong path. I said Big Haircare looked crooked, I should have seen it for the sign it was. We need to go niche, where only the Manliest of Men's products dwell. The type of company where they mine the "Shampoo" straight from the earth! Okay this one has Rugged and Dapper in the name, and the amazon descriptions all have MEN everywhere. We're on the right track-
RUGGED & DAPPER - Shampoo & Body Wash for Men
Ingredients: Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Glyceryl Laurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Dissodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Phenoxyethanol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose-2 Hydroxypropyl Trimethyl Ammonium Chloride Ether, Glycol Stearate, Olea Europaea (OLIVE) Fruit Oil, Rosa Canina Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis (BORAGE) Seed Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (TEA TREE) Leaf Oil, Origanum Vulgare (OREGANO) Oil*, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Taraxacum Officinale (DANDELION) Extract, Geranium Maculatum (GERANIUM) Extract, Amino Acid Blend, Calendula Officinalis (CALENDULA) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (ROSEMARY) Leaf Extract, Fragrance *Certified organic.
How does this have MORE ingredients than the less manly options? That doesn't make sense! Because of the nature of women's biology, they need more care than men. Women's hair is formed from delicate crystalline strands, and men's hair comes from small wandering bears that get absorbed into the scalp, that's just SCIENCE. Whatever Rugged & Dapper, I'm moving on to Truman’s Gentlemen’s. The reviews say that you only need a little, so that's clear evidence of pure, uncut "shampoo" at work!
Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers Men's Shampoo
Truman's you bastard, i almost trusted you! you even had a bulldog on the bottle! And are some of those words in FRENCH? get thee from my sight, charlatan!
Okay. one more. one... more. It has jack in the name, it has woodgrain on the bottle. This is our last chance guys. Around the corner is either true freedom, or a lifetime of being shackled into non-"shampoo" hair and body cleaning products, with things like "aqua" and "parfum" in it.
Every Man Jack 2-In-1 Daily Shampoo Plus Conditioner
Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Glycol Stearate, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-150 Distearate, PEG-30 Castor Oil, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Geranium Maculatum Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyquaternium-7, PEG/PPG-4/12 Dimethicone, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch, Amodimethicone, Panthenol, Trideceth-12, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance/Parfum.
...No, no, NO!
-I'm so sorry, i tried. I tried to find that Shampoo we thought we knew, but instead all I found were duplicity and lies. It's like all hair care products are made with this stuff, but that's crazy! Why even market it differently if it's got all the same crap?! I mean someone has to make shampoo like in the comic, otherwise why would triggerhappy lead us astray? He's out there to tell the TRUTH, not lead us astray with opinions.
a-anyway, i have to go. This has all shaken me to my core, and I need to spend some time alone. With this bottle.
Will also not read any following comment.
"Shampoo" is not an ingredient, you shrimp-dick fucknugget, that's why shampoo bottles have lists of ingredients.
For example, the ingredients of an American Crew "Men's" shampoo: Ingredients: Aqua (Water) (Eau), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Isostearamide MIPA, Lauryl Glucoside, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Panthenol, Glyceryl Laurate, Sodium Chloride, Copolymer, Menthol, Polyquaternium-39, Propylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, PEG-150 Distearate, Citric Acid, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Quillaja Saponaria Bork Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.
This cartoon is fucking idiotic. Men's shampoo doesn't cost less because it has fewer ingredients or fewer complicated instructions, and I'm pretty sure none of the bottles, regardless of the gender they're targeting, say simply "Shampoo" under the ingredients. Even if this argument applied it makes no sense - because the product has more complicated instructions (which women's shampoo doesn't - I cannot stress enough how frustratingly divorced from reality this stupid thing is) it should cost more? Where is the logic in that? What are you even trying to say?
This artwork is based.
Or as Mr. Harrison articulately stated in 1966, "Let me tell you how it will be: There's one for you, nineteen for me. 'Cause I'm the Taxman..." ("Taxman," from the Beatles album "Revolver")
As someone wise once said, "There are only two certainties in life: and those are death and taxes."
Actually that might be overkill. But it's called natural selection for a reason. The one who stays near the volcano when it erupts become a fossil while the others evolve and reach the sky.