3 JANUARY 2017

Supermarket chain Tesco has cut the price of women’s disposable razors to match that of a similar product for men. Previously, Tesco was charging twice as much for a packet of women’s razors compared with ones for men.

The decision is a victory for the Fawcett Society and other campaigners who have demanded an end to sexist pricing on the high street.

Commenting on Tesco’s decision to cut the price of women’s razors, Sam Smethers, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society, said:

“We welcome Tesco’s decision to tackle sexist pricing by reducing the price of razors marketed at women but this is just the tip of the iceberg.”

“Our investigation found major high street supermarkets routinely charing more for women’s products. We want to see them go much further and end these sexist practices.”

In July 2016, the Fawcett Society published research into gendered price differences between women’s and men’s items in UK supermarkets, examining the cost of major supermarkets’ own-brand products.


You can find out more about the Fawcett Society’s investigation into sexist pricing, including our findings and recommendations here: Sexist Pricing