Listen: Flo, Aspirin And Stacey Vanek discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money
"You're listening to n._p._r. Everybody we are back with another episode in our series the gender gap this week. We're taking another look at some of our favorite stories about women and the economy in the last three episodes. We have explored how much women earn work and invest relative to men but today we take a look at how much women pay for stuff relative demand so stacey yeah in spanish. We have this phrase. It's maybe on under is it will give you a guy mess in english is i got a bissett from and that is the one that comes every month which is really creepy wait. Is this like a visit from your aunt. Flo excepts in spanish aunt. Flo is a man yes he yeah what would you do. Would i is or why we did that. Somebody is pissed at andrea exactly exactly but anyway so <hes> flow in an fellow was looking visit for mant flow your period period there is no reason for us has to be squeamish right. I mean literally more than half the planet deals with it for like forty years of their lives and of course you know to deal with our very natural friend andreas. We need equipment right. You gotta have tampons and pads and menstrual cups or other things to get through. The day and tampons are lot. It's like ten bucks twelve bucks for a box of twenty and here's the thing these products are subject to sales tax which might not sound like a big thing. You know we pay for other things as well but many products similar to tampons or health related items have a medical tax exception things like dandruff shampoo <music> aspirin foot powder and condoms and so you know understandably a lot of people say that's not fair if you're going to give condoms and aspirin and prouder tax exemption tampon should have tax exemption to this is the indicator from planet money. I'm stacey vanek. Smith and i'm going to do today on the show ending the tampons tampons acce. How much does it cost women and what is the cost to end. This message."