Social media users tweet with indignation about a photo of laxatives for sale at Target.
The photo, shared by user @BUGPOSTING on May 27, shows two nearly identical boxes of Up & Up brand bisacodyl, a type of stimulant laxative.
But while a box of 25 beige 5 mg tablets in a green box is sold for $ 1.49, the box of 25 pink 5 mg tablets in a pink box costs more than double the price at $ 3.69.
Pink tax? Twitter user @BUGPOSTING has taken a photo of a pair of laxatives on a shelf in a Target store – with twice the price of the other
Rude! Several people are angry that the & # 39; laxative & # 39; costs so much more for women
Really? They don't understand why something like a laxative should be sexually tinted
This is stupid! Some find it funny – but in the least humorous way
The two items seem to be almost exactly the same, except for the color and a small adjustment.
Both have the same number of tablets, the same dosage per tablet and the same active ingredient in each tablet to facilitate bowel movements.
But in addition to the traditional girl in pink, the second laxative is & # 39; comfort coated & # 39; for & # 39; sensitive stomachs & # 39 ;.
Social media users are both irritated by and fiercely opposed to the price increase.
& # 39; Pay the big money so I can perform sex with my a **, & # 39; wrote the original poster.
& # 39; Don't forget to check the sex of your stool, & # 39; another joked while another wrote: & # 39; Twice as much for your wife's soft boy. & # 39;
Several who snarked that pink print is so much more expensive, while others were not believing that someone thought it was necessary to & # 39; gender s ***. & # 39;
& # 39; Don't forget to check the sex of your stool, & # 39; a person joked
Beautiful! Some speculated (jokingly) that the women's version had to go crazy
That must be it! Others sarcastically wrote that the pink ink is much more expensive
Wrote one: & # 39; Twice as much for your wife's soft knot & # 39;
Unbelievable: several people couldn't believe that the company & # 39; literally gendered s *** & # 39; used to be
The store in question: the laxatives are one of the house brands of Target, Up & Up
& # 39; Pooping! Now available FOR HER! & # 39; another Twitter user joked.
A few jokes that the laxative of women should go crazy or in a & # 39; sparkling pink foam & # 39 ;.
Many more criticized the & # 39; pink tax & # 39 ;, a store of products being marketed for women. Other items that often & # 39; pink tax & # 39; have are razors, shaving cream, body wash and deodorant.
& # 39; The pink tax is one of the stupidest things on earth and people continue to ignore it, although it costs * literally * thousands of dollars a year & # 39 ;, wrote one.
Some commentators allowed the fact that there was a slight difference between the two products, namely the & # 39; comfort coating & # 39; – but argued that in that case it should have been put on the market for people with sensitive stomachs, not just women.
Not really: no, the laxatives don't actually make a stand & # 39; sparkling pink foam & # 39;
Absolutely not OK: many people have the & # 39; pink tax & # 39; that makes women's products unnecessarily more expensive, rejected
Background: Items such as deodorant, razors and soap are often marked for women
Well that's right! Some noted that the ladies' version has a comfort coating – but several others said they have it for & # 39; sensitive stomachs & # 39; could have brought on the market, not just women
Does not make sense: they noticed that men are the kind of & # 39; women & # 39; probably won't buy even if they have a sensitive stomach
& # 39; I think it would be more logical to say it for sensitive stomachs than for women & # 39 ;, one said.
And another: & # 39; A man with a sensitive stomach would never know that it is an option to use the & # 39; female & # 39; or why it is branded that way. In my house the men have by far the most sensitive stomachs than the women. & # 39;
& # 39; I feel like I know many men who always complain about their stomachs. It's almost like it's about the performative masculinity of taking your laxatives unbuffered. That is … deeply stupid, & another one said.
& # 39; Not only does this drug perform bizarre sex, but what about people who happen to be men who need sensitive stomach coating? & # 39; another one asked. & # 39; Wouldn't it come on the market if & # 39; normal & # 39; and & # 39; sensitive stomach & # 39 ;, because they would have 2x the potential market for both formulas? & # 39;
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