The high price of being a woman

When Quebec Solidaire candidate Manon Massé elected to go for the natural look in her campaign posters, she inspired headlines and a social media storm. For one, Massé was dressed unusually casual for a politician in a jean jacket with her frizzy hair worn down. But what drew the most attention was her upper-lip hair.

Ever wonder how much it costs to be a female? The social pressure on women to maintain their appearance comes at a serious cost. Statistics Canada reports that women spent $23 million more than men on their clothing so far in 2012.

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 Infographic - the price of being a woman