Via DNA Info:
A small independent pharmacy in SoHo is catching heat for posting signs that state women can shop there without paying tax — while men have to ante up a 7 percent “man tax.”
The signs in the store windows at 137 Thompson St. are meant to raise awareness about gender discrimination in the pricing of consumer goods, Thompson Chemists owner Jolie Alony told DNAinfo New York.
“I didn’t do it to be sexist or anything. I love gays and I love transgender — I’m a New Yorker,” Alony said. “It was just to make people aware. Not many people are aware of the fact of how much more women have to pay … taxes on tampons and all of their women stuff, and men don’t have to pay taxes on that stuff.