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Triggerhappy: The pink tax by KukuruyoArt Triggerhappy: The pink tax by KukuruyoArt

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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.

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SparrowWrightheart Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd agree on this with shampoo, but with a literal bag of pink razors I saw were 8.99 and the blue mens razors were 5.99. :XD: I looked them over carefully and there was no difference between the two. No moisture strip, no extra blades, no pivot head, just plain old razors in two different colors.
No idea why the pink ones would cost more, it was the same brand. :XD:
KukuruyoArt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
There are some good videos about the topic by TL;DR, who researches it in deep and finds out that even some very minor things can increase prise. For example, pink color for plastic is more expensive to produce than blue color because of how easy is to find the pigments. There were other reasons as well, he has found out reasons for difference in price in basically everything feminists have tried to use as example.
Fistron Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Score from your comic: OVER 9000!!!!!:iconvegetaplz:
SonicMiku Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MY GOD THANKYOU!!!!!!! Women don`t seem to understand how much ingredients is in women products. Or better yet, if its kills you to spend an extra 5 cents just don`t buy it at all. xD
Dragonlord16 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So the pink tax is what feminist assume that women toletries cosr more than men because of sexism?And not because of the fact women stuff has more ingredients? "Sigh" welp this is what the world turnned into.
AstralShurui Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019
Then again who reads the ingredients of your products -_-.
Dragonlord16 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True. Except people who are cautious of what the buy.
AstralShurui Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2019
That's also true
RedWes Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018
Oh wow I was using my shampoo on my body hair, whops.
mspace2000 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
The pink tax is because of unfair societal standards of beauty.
Women are expected to shave everywhere so their razors cost more. 
klatuk4u Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Love it~
ACIDesings Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
F*CKIN FUNNY!!!!!!!! hahahahahaha
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
Women that bitch about a “pink” tax have never had to buy art supplies from an art store.
deathcat10 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018
i work in retail and see this shit 
butterfly-dragon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
the men's footnote is hilarious, but some of the women's ingredients are.... i mean.... "a shiny mewtwo"?! "a tear of chuck norris"?!
Redlight47 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2018
An infinity stone.
EmpressHonerva Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
I lost it at the "dinosaur sperm" part.Spit Laugh 
hiddenevil Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!
LudedWolf Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018
CeldurDanel Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018
"Do not try to fuck this bottle"
What a fucked up challenge... I accept it.
Graeystone Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018
You know how 'comedy is based on real life'? Well the fact that the final joke was 'Don't try to f*ck this bottle.' tells me that somewhere in this vast wide world some idiot did exactly that. . .
yamiblade Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018
I was gonna disagree...but then I remembered some guy stuck his dick in a grinder.
LeonGearth Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018
The sandwich?
yamiblade Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018
No.  Not the Sandwich.
Anie Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know which i better, the comic or the comments.  Comedy gold either way. <3
PurplePhoneixStar Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the part on the men's bottle where it says "Do not try to fuck the bottle." Hilarious! XD XD XD XD 
Carlos1225 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018
That's not how shampoo works. It's all marketing. It's all just a fucking scheme to get you to pay more money on shit. Don't fall for the marketing ploys. Now can we say the same about hit like high quality perfumes? No, because the essences extracted for that are extremely difficult to obtain, generally taking many times the volume than the end product you get is.
thfrikkedell Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, I just buy mens product if the women ones are to expensive.
advancedflea Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
lol. "Do NOT try to fuck this bottle" xD
basilmemories Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
Thank you for revealing the truth. Now I know only to buy Men's shampoo, as not only is it less expensive, but it only contains "shampoo" a completely natural-forming ingredient, and not the ton of other stuff that's in- WAIT.

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
Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium chloride, Fragrance, Polyquaternium-10, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, PPG-9, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 33 (CI 17200)

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., 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.

Radicool332 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
basilmemories Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018
yes, your comment would go in that subreddit! But... I was going to be polite and not mention it.
KukuruyoArt Featured By Owner Edited Jun 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I just wanted you to know that i've skipped reading the moment i saw you completelly missed the joke, which basically was the first line. Just that, i like dumb people to realize they've lost their time.

Will also not read any following comment.
basilmemories Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018
Missed the joke? Or took an unfunny comic to it's logical conclusion?
Soviet-Rumble Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Student Writer

"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? 

KukuruyoArt Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Another one who makes clear on the first line he didn't got the joke+point so i stop reading.

At least i have to thank ppl on making it so easy to know when to ignore them
Soviet-Rumble Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Student Writer
The joke didn't go over my head, it was a bad joke. There's a difference.
Umbra-Profess Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Joder, con la falta de anime de Hollow Ataraxia, Angra Mainyu tuvo que dedicarse a los champúes para llegar a fin de mes.
ElCatrinD36 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
instructions unclear, dick inside bottle 
127Gabriel127 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018
"Dinosaur Sperm" seems leggit
Xarti Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Student General Artist
There's no way that those ingredients can be healthy, I thought the worst I've seen are Red # (insert number here). I'm a bit surprise that women didn't start buying men's shampoos, it looks healthier.
kyuzoaoi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018   Artist
*a tear of Chuck Norris*

This artwork is based.
bobbyz41 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018
If there's something that *hasn't* been taxed yet, it won't be long before *someone* finds a way to put a tax on it (take a look at what's been going on in the City of Seattle, Washington, U.S., for example). 

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." 
PlayboyVampire Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, best ingredients for Women's shampoo EVER! xD
campusfurry Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Salem-the-Psychic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018
Only .5?! With all that?!
AnneKMT123 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So I could leave a great big comment about why, in my opinion, you're wrong about the pink tax not being real. However, I WILL leave a comment that says that "shampoo" is not a real ingredient in shampoo. Have you literally ever looked at a shampoo bottle. If shampoo was its own individual ingredient, we wouldn't be having this conversation about why women's shampoo is more expensive. :)
KukuruyoArt Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
AnneKMT123 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I get the joke. Believe me, I get it. I find that we come from...different opinions about feminism. I think you missed the point of people who talk about the pink text, so whatever.
KukuruyoArt Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Quite the opposite, the comic is a direct response to the arguments made by feminists. Watch the videos linked for further information. And no, you didn't got the joke.
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