If any restaurant or other business establishment were foolish enough to implement an 18 percent surcharge on women, it’s hard to imagine it remaining open for 20 minutes.
But reverse the roles and all of a sudden you’re a feminist trailblazer.
The Handsome Her Shop, a vegan café located in Melbourne, Australia, has done exactly that, instituting an 18 percent “man tax” along with giving women priority seating, according to Metro News.
Assuming there are men out there who would dine at a vegan café called the Handsome Her Shop, it’s hard to imagine the D word (discrimination) not raising its ugly head here…
But it’s all good, because they’re just trying to “shine a light on the gender pay gap.”
Self-identified feminist owner Alex O’Brien, told Broadsheet, “I do want people to think about it, because we’ve had this (pay discrepancy) for decades and decades and we’re bringing it to the forefront of people’s minds. I like that it is making men stop and question their privilege a little bit.”
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Twitter users had plenty to say:
Why would any man, or sensible woman, frequent such an establishment? https://t.co/qn7XhnXu4o
— David Vance (@DVATW) August 6, 2017
Guess where I will not be getting a cup of coffee like ever – cafe charge male customers 18 percent ‘man tax’ https://t.co/3yKuG9LznR
— Political Cow (@PoliticalCow) August 6, 2017
The free market will sort this out very quickly.
— Mark Owen (@markowenpilot) August 6, 2017
I’m transgender so do I get 1/2 taxed?????
— No One (@anonMom5000) August 6, 2017
Not a smart business plan.
— Kurt Nimmo (@kurt_nimmo) August 6, 2017
not a problem…just declare that you relate as female, and bada bing bada boom…lower tax rate…?
— ??Gregg Salles?? (@sc00besnax) August 6, 2017
O’Brien, however, insists that even the men who visit her establishment are happy to abide by the rules, one even donating an extra $50 in support.
“There’s been nothing but positivity from everyone, males and females,” said O’Brien.
To her credit, the extra money will go to a charity that helps Aboriginal women and children called the Elizabeth Morgan House.
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