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French newspaper marks Women's Day with higher price for men
March 08 2018 06:54 PM
Liberation
A woman holds two different front pages of the French newspaper Liberation in Paris on Thursday.

DPA/Paris

Left-wing French newspaper Liberation marked International Women's Day on Thursday by charging male readers a higher price than women.
The daily published two front covers, one marked "For women - €2 - normal price" and the other "For men - €2.50."
The difference corresponds to the 25% earning gap between men and women in France, according to the newspaper, which said it was inspired by a similar move by Canadian magazine Maclean's.
The extra money paid by readers of the male edition is to go to Laboratoire de l'Egalite, a non-governmental organisation working on gender equality.



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