Women’s History Month
With the month of March well underway, we would like to take the time to discuss something that is very important to us here at House of Gina Marie: Women’s History Month. As a business who has a mission to empower women, we believe that now is the perfect time to address and share with you more about this important topic.
Women’s History Month was first celebrated in 1981 when Congress passed a Public Law which allowed President Reagan to certify that Women’s History Week would become an event during the week of March 7, 1982. Between 1988 and 1994, Congress had to pass additional requests to have the President proclaim the month of March as Women’s History Month every year. Since 1995 beginning with President Clinton, every President has then proclaimed that March is Women’s History Month without the request from Congress. During this time, we as a nation celebrate the contributions and accomplishments that our women have made over the course of our history.
Although we as women have made great strides with gender equality, we are still not there quite yet. The Pink Tax, for example, refers to the extra tax that women pay for a variety of products, like personal hygiene products, clothing, vehicle maintenance, dry cleaning, and the like. Tampons and pads are required to have sales tax because it is considered a “luxury item,” even though we as women all know too well that these products are necessities to our everyday lives.
Fortunately for you, we at House of Gina Marie don’t have a Pink Tax. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Our women’s wear costs 23% less than our male counterparts. This is due to wanting to mirror the average difference in pay scale between genders of American workers. In a society where prices are already exploited towards women, we want to go against the grain and have prices that work for women.
During the month of March, we urge you to read up on issues like the Pink Tax and pay discrimination between genders. We believe that the more individuals that are informed, the more opportunities there are for change to occur.