Cards Against Humanity just unveiled the newest addition to their game lineup, and this time, it’s making a huge statement against the pink tax.
The pink tax is the fee put on products that are targeted towards women. Anything labeled “For Her” is always slightly more expensive. This also includes tampons, pads, clothing, razors, and deodorant. Sometimes, the products are exactly the same as the ones that men use, but women still pay more for the ones that are “designed” for their very specific, very ~fragile~ needs. In fact, according to Money Matters, women end up paying about $1,351 more a year in stuff like this, just because they’re “For Her.”
BS? Definitely, but it’s legal, and Cards Against Humanity is fighting it by selling Cards Against Humanity For Her, a box of cards that are exactly the same as the originals, except they’re $5 more.
“We crunched the numbers, and to our surprise, we found that women buy more than 50 percent of games,” said Jenn Bane, the company’s community director, in a hilarious, definitely satirical press release. “We decided that hey, it’s 2017, it’s time for women to have a spot at the table, and nevertheless, she persisted. That’s why we made Cards Against Humanity for Her. It’s trendy, stylish, and easy to understand. And it’s pink.”
The cool thing about the game is that all the profits from it will be donated to Emily’s List, an organization that helps elect pro-choice, Democratic women to national, state, and local office. The project is hilarious, but also seriously impactful. It sheds light on the ridiculousness that is charging women more for the exact same product, when the only difference is that it’s pink.
“Cards Against Humanity for Her makes me feel like my type of beautiful,” said writer Lisa Beasley, in the press release. “I can’t wait to share this game with my girls. As a black woman who makes 63 cents on the dollar, I would dip into my savings to get this game.”
In addition to the “For Her” pack, Cards Against Humanity also released a Period Pack and a Weed Pack, both with 30 brand new cards written “while we were all on our periods” and “about weed,” respectively. All the profits from the Weed Pack go towards the Marijuana Policy Project, to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol, and each pack runs for $5 each.
Get them before they sell out so you, too, can smash the patriarchy and have fun doing it.
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