We’ve read endless stories about the stubborn continuation of the gender pay gap. But here’s a gender-related economic story you might not know anything about: A lot of products marketed towards women and girls cost more money — even though the only differences are usually a color and some slightly different packaging. “The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs compared nearly 800 products with female and male versions — meaning they were practically identical except for the gender-specific packaging — and uncovered a persistent surcharge for one of the sexes.” It turns out
being in the pink can lead you to being in the red. Or why you should always buy the men’s version of almost anything