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Women have to pay a more in stores than men for the same . A new study by The Times newspaper in Britain found that products for women cost up to as much as similar products for men. Researchers looked at of goods in the UK's biggest shops. They found that women's clothes and beauty products and girls' toys were on 36 per cent more expensive than products for men and boys. One store charged over $7 more for a scooter aimed at girls than a black one. Another store charged double the price for ten razors because they were pink. Researchers said Levi's 501 jeans for women are on average 46 per cent more than those for men.

The Times called this "sexist" . Other people have called it a "gender ". Maria Miller, the chairwoman of the British government's women and equalities , called it a "rip-off". She said she would ask Britain's government to look into this to see if there was price discrimination. Britain's Financial Times (FT) newspaper said: "Perhaps women tend to be and have less time to shop around. Or perhaps they care more about when it comes to deodorant or , whereas men just want something ." However, the FT said men paid for some things and questioned why the did not look at the price for things that appeal more to men.

 
 

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