Tax is gendered since men pay more tax than women because they earn more and since women receive more public services and benefits from the state because they contribute more unpaid care-work than men. Public services, such as health, are disproportionately used by women, employ women, and are politically supported by women.
OK, agreed on the set up. So, what\’s the policy implication?
Reducing the non-payment of tax is a feminist issue.
Eh? Since when has feminism been about women being able to get more of the sweat from mens\’ brows?
Equality, yes: but can\’t that also mean that public services should be reduced so that men aren\’t in fact coughing up more of the money that pays for them?