Sen. Slap: 'It's really unfair. Women pay more for the same things as men do and have for years'

State Sen. Deputy Majority Leader Derek Slap says it's unfair that women pay about $1,500 more a year on products than men do simply because they are more expensive.

News 12 Staff

Mar 25, 2022, 10:56 AM

Updated 795 days ago

Share:

State Sen. Deputy Majority Leader Derek Slap says it's unfair that women pay about $1,500 more a year on products than men do simply because they are more expensive.
Connecticut faced a set-back this week in the push to repeal the so-called 'Gender Tax.' While not an actual tax, this is when women are charged more for the same products and services as men.
Chief sponsor of the legislation to stop the practice, Slap, says it's simply not fair.
"Women pay about $1,500 more a year than men do essentially for being a woman."
Sen. Slap says razors and razor blades tend to be more expensive for women and they're pink.
Sen. Slap recently testified in support of legislation that would repeal the "gender tax" in Connecticut during a public hearing in the General Law Committee.


More from News 12