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    Soap segregation

    A while back I was in a Safeway grocery store, looking for a pack of Irish Spring in the bar soap section. I could find none. I saw an employee nearby who was restocking shelves. I asked her if they had stopped selling the soap. No, she replied, but the soap would now be found next to the men’s deodorants. I knew Irish Spring was “stronger” than other soaps, but I never thought it was for the exclusive use of males.

    Given the PC move toward a genderless society, I was surprised at this new soap segregation. Perhaps the female soaps needed a safe space where they could be protected from being harassed or dominated by male soaps.

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    Pink Tax .... this is about pink taxing women.


    Manufactures dont want low costing soaps marketed to men next to the higher priced soaps targeted for women.
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    Quote Originally Posted by syrenn View Post
    Pink Tax .... this is about pink taxing women.


    Manufactures dont want low costing soaps marketed to men next to the higher priced soaps targeted for women.
    Interesting, I never considered that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syrenn View Post
    Pink Tax .... this is about pink taxing women.


    Manufactures dont want low costing soaps marketed to men next to the higher priced soaps targeted for women.
    Never thought of that. Although the trend lately is to junk up the men's section with all kinds of emollients and lotions for obscure and questionable uses...



    I thought the advantage of being a man was that you didn't have to be encumbered by all the superficial obsessing over beauty and self esteem...


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    I have to be honest, I use women's soap and deodorant.

    It just smells better.

    I hate the smell of men's deodorant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    Never thought of that. Although the trend lately is to junk up the men's section with all kinds of emollients and lotions for obscure and questionable uses...



    I thought the advantage of being a man was that you didn't have to be encumbered by all the superficial obsessing over beauty and self esteem...


    and THAT is a big point of the pink tax. The mens versions are the very same as the womens versions, same use, same ingredients... just differently packaged and targeted. The women's versions are usually 30 to 50% more
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    Quote Originally Posted by syrenn View Post
    and THAT is a big point of the pink tax. The mens versions are the very same as the womens versions, same use, same ingredients... just differently packaged and targeted. The women's versions are usually 30 to 50% more
    If women are paying 30-50% more for some of the ridiculously expensive snake oil potions I've seen when I get razors and deodorant, then it's worse than I imagined.

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    I just use cheap liquid soaps mostly. The kind you can buy at the Dollar Store and such around here. Don't need anything more expensive to keep myself clean. Lisa, my wife, she has her creams and whatnot. Keep her skin smooth and soft and whatever. I appreciate her smooth and soft skin, certainly lol, but have no need for that stuff myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    I just use cheap liquid soaps mostly. The kind you can buy at the Dollar Store and such around here. Don't need anything more expensive to keep myself clean. Lisa, my wife, she has her Aveos and whatnot. Keep her skin smooth and soft and whatever. I appreciate her smooth and soft skin, certainly lol, but have no need for that stuff myself.
    Unfortunately for many blacks our skin is super sensitive.

    Just shaving can cause these:



    Just using basic soap isn't always an option, even for guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Urbanek View Post
    A while back I was in a Safeway grocery store, looking for a pack of Irish Spring in the bar soap section. I could find none. I saw an employee nearby who was restocking shelves. I asked her if they had stopped selling the soap. No, she replied, but the soap would now be found next to the men’s deodorants. I knew Irish Spring was “stronger” than other soaps, but I never thought it was for the exclusive use of males.

    Given the PC move toward a genderless society, I was surprised at this new soap segregation. Perhaps the female soaps needed a safe space where they could be protected from being harassed or dominated by male soaps.

    I remember the Irish spring soap TV commercials from as far as 40 years ago, in Germany.. and they were always targeted to men specifically.
    Just saying, I fully support male and female safe spaces for soap and deodorant, if required.
    Personally, coming from a country where co-ed saunas are the norm, not the exception, I don't mind mixing those in the same aisle, at all.

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