October 05, 2004

If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet

A group of Swedish parliamentarians proposed levying a "man tax" to cover the social cost of violence against women.

"It must be obvious to all of us that society has a huge problem with male violence against women and that has a cost," Left Party deputy Gudrun Schyman told Swedish radio on Monday.

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Perhaps Sweden's disproportionately high transsexualism rates can be explained by tax evasion. (On the other hand, if you've paid the tax, are you entitled to the benefit?)