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I always thought it rather unfair that girls got exactly the same amount of MDS dancewear allowance as boys did considering the cost of pointe shoes.

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9 minutes ago, Jewel said:

I always thought it rather unfair that girls got exactly the same amount of MDS dancewear allowance as boys did considering the cost of pointe shoes.

Equality rather than equity?

 

Reminds me of my Dad's tale that, as a teenager, his younger sister was given more pocket money than him because she had to buy make up!  (Sorry - that was way off subject!)

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Girls in local authority care in some authorities are given more pocket money than boys due to having to purchase sanitary items and black and mixed race children for hair care products as it is recognised these cost more.

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6 hours ago, glowlight said:

Equality rather than equity?

 

Reminds me of my Dad's tale that, as a teenager, his younger sister was given more pocket money than him because she had to buy make up!  (Sorry - that was way off subject!)

I suspect ‘make-up’ was a euphemism to explain money to buy ‘unmentionsbles’!!! Ie. To buy sanitary products for time if the month....my we have come a long way with more openness etc....now did the VAT on said items get cancelled in the last budget orbis that a battle still to be won?? 

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It was reduced to 5% some time ago - removing it completely wasn't allowed while we were in the EU.  I'm not sure what the current situation is, and whether we count as "out of the EU" for VAT purposes.  Given the Chancellor's statement yesterday, I'm assuming not.

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On 07/07/2020 at 23:48, Peanut68 said:

I suspect ‘make-up’ was a euphemism to explain money to buy ‘unmentionsbles’!!! 

I think you are probably right - that hadn't occurred to me!

 

Made me think - at vocational school do girls have the chance to go shopping for 'unmentionables' and for toiletries and things?  Or do they have to take enough with them from home?

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