How much does it cost to be a woman? Can we put a price on the waxes, the mammograms, the sad desk salads, that cabs we paid for because our heels killed, stress, fear, the clothes, shame, the time we wasted on men, the wage gap, hair cuts, procedures, bridal parties? It's hard—and the math isn't quite straightforward.
We set out to crunch the numbers, and the more we read, the more furious we became. With our new video series, "The Cost of Being a Woman," we've set out to explore the circumstances under which women are expected to pay up (all of them) and how it affects our lives.
First up, miscarriage. According to the most recent data, around 25 percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage—a statistic and population of suffers that remains almost invisible in mainstream culture. And even the most "routine" miscarriage can add up to thousands of dollars in medical bills.
In this episode, three women share their experiences and their paperwork—what miscarriage cost them emotionally, physically, financially, what they wish they'd known, and what they do now. Link in bio to watch the full, powerful video.