The Gender pay gap
I also looked at the gender pay gap in professions as I felt this interlinked with the concept of women's rights. For example in America women, on average, earn only 77 cents to a man's dollar, and the disparity is greater for women of colour. The gender pay gap in the arts is also bigger than other professions which is 9.4% which conveys to nearly 5k. I wanted to then convey this into my product as it is relevant to everyone, and something I feel passionately about, especially as I will be going into the profession.
Some ideas include selling a pack of razor blades to men, and then every 3 boxes sold, I give out a free box of tampons too women.
My second idea is selling T-shirts to men for a higher price than women. This will make a point of how unfair this pay gap is. I feel as though this is one of my stronger ideas however I don't know how well they will sell as they are just T-shirts.
Tampons have been classified and therefore taxed as a 'luxury' item, unlike men's razors which are a 'necessity'. If this didn't seem unfair enough for women, Jaffa cakes are also classified as a 'necessity'! This caused protestors too march together, with women wearing white bottoms and red stains to symbolise blood stains declaring that if they are going to label it as a luxury then they are going to bleed. The Tampon Tax applies and affects me as well as well as all other females, and many of my friends feel passionately about this topic, therefore I feel that this would be an appropriate topic to base my product on.
YOUR BLEEDING ME DRY
I was initially drawn to Tracy Emin's work because of her loose outlined drawings, which signify so much too her and stand for important issues in women's culture. I researched her most significant drawings, and the reasons for why she drew them. Involved were issues to do with abortion, feeling used by males as a teenager and furthermore being comfortable as a woman.