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Duluth woman launches Blue Tax business to raise awareness on gender inequity

Updated: August 21, 2020 06:41 PM

A Duluth woman is on a mission to raise awareness on gender inequity with the launch of her new body product business called Blue Tax.

Angie Frank, the business owner of Blue Tax,  said there is gender based price discrimination known as the pink tax. Frank said personal products for women cost an estimated 13 percent more than equivalent products for men.

Frank decided to charge a 13 percent “blue tax” on her body products which include beard oil, aftershave, stick balm and palm balm made from natural ingredients. The 13 percent will be used to donate to gender equity organizations.

"That's one thing I love about doing this product line is it gives me a chance to educate people on what the pink tax is and yet another way that we see gender inequity rear its ugly head, but also give people a way that they can feel like they're doing something to work to end that," said Frank.

The products are sold at local Duluth salon Adeline Inc., and barbershop Deep Cuts. They are also available online.

You can also email bluetaxformen@gmail.com or go on Facebook.

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