‘Shameful gender bias’: Kiran Mazumdar reacts to video on Pink Tax | Trending News


Biocon chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw made a sharp reaction to a video on ‘Pink Tax’. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), gender-based price disparities are called pink taxes. The disparity is prevalent in personal care products, which include razor blades, soaps, lotions, and deodorants.

The video shows Dr Arora saying, “Do you know that women’s products of the same category are far more expensive than the male products of the same size and quantity? That is ‘pink tax’ when women pay more for the same product.” Giving a few examples from multiple industries, including skincare and clothing, he says women are charged more for similar products that are for men.

Reacting to the video, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw took to X and wrote, “Pink Tax! A shameful gender bias that women must respond to by shunning such products!”

Take a look at the post here:

The video accumulated several reactions from both men and women on the platform. One user wrote, “correct. We see such blatant markups for many other ‘women’ labelled common items too.” Another use commented, “Absolutely agree. Question is how should we get around it? It seems a hard choice between buying male products or not buying these products at all.”

“Why call it a tax ? Its plain market play. For Ex, My hubby won’t mind going to a close by barber for a hair cut for 200 bucks but I insist on going to my fav salon & specific hair dresser. More women buy branded lip balms ,men are ok with vaseline. So its all demand and supply,” another user argued.

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The WEF states, “An analysis in the UK found that women’s deodorant was on average 8.9% more expensive than men’s. Women’s facial moisturiser was 34.28% more expensive.”




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