Us teenagers have it hard these days.


We have to endure homework and minimum wage jobs to get ahead in life. Now there's another thing to add to the list: gender inequality.


Recently, I discovered teenage guys get the bad end of two sticks: We're young, and we have to pay more for car insurance than girls.


My father and I had been calling around to find insurance for me because I've been wanting to save for a car, like any other 16-year-old wants to do. 


Want to know how much it costs to get insured on my parents' cars? $900. It costs almost as much as a first car, just to be able to drive my parents' car, and nearly $2,000 if I want to insure my own. Why is this? If we are all equals, why do we have to pay more for insurance than girls do? It's not a genetic thing---breasts don't make them better drivers; it's the person driving. If someone has their licence, they're good enough to drive by the government's standards---but guys don't have the right to drive without paying more.


Women have fought hard to get to where they are today. Maybe men need to fight more for equality.

By Unhappy In Halifax

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