Originally Posted by NorCal
Blech, how do you find this crap?
Friends and close family I grew up with tend to be real socialists, as in Canadian NDPs and members of CUPE and UNIFOR.
So, to the gendered thing...
This is purely anecdotal. I've been going to the same dry cleaner for like, 15 years. Several years ago they suddenly started charging about a buck a shirt more for my wife's shirts than mine. I questioned the owner on this and the owner said it was because women demand such a high rate of re-do's and refusals to pay. I pointed out my wife has probably never done this and demanded her shirts are done at the same cost as mine.
I should note the owner is a woman in her late 50s/early 60s and has owned and ran her operations for about 30 years.