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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

A feminist vegan cafe in Australia has triggered a war of the sexes on social media with a so-called "man tax," which the proprietors say is meant to highlight the gender pay gap. The newly-opened Handsome Her cafe touts itself as a place "by women, for women," with three simple rules meant to enforce equality. Those rules include respecting one another, granting priority seating to women and, most controversially, an 18 percent surcharge on all transactions for male customers. "Men will be charged an 18 percent premium to reflect the gender pay gap (2016) which is donated to a women's service," says Rule #2 on a chalkboard at the cafe.

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Ok. So don't eat there and have the last laugh when they fail.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2017-08-07 05:09 PM | Reply

Now that's social justice!

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-08-07 05:16 PM | Reply

Yayyyyyyyyyyy good deal.

#3 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-08-07 05:17 PM | Reply

#3 That's weird, I've read over and over that feminists hate the transgendered.

#4 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-08-07 05:22 PM | Reply

Any man that goes there is a p***y.

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-08-07 05:25 PM | Reply

No, any man that goes there is barking up the wrong tree, unless you are a women's softball coach.

#6 | Posted by bored at 2017-08-07 05:51 PM | Reply

"feminist vegan cafe"

I bet it smells like Kimchi and day old Nigiri.

#7 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2017-08-08 10:08 AM | Reply

Sounds like an okay place to pick up some "liberated" ------ chicks. The goods are probably strange tho..

#8 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-08-08 10:57 AM | Reply

Sounds like an okay place to pick up some "liberated" ------ chicks.

Nah, try a charismatic/evangelical church for that. The women are hornier than hell and generally have fewer venereal diseases than the overall population.

#9 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-08-08 11:03 AM | Reply

That's already my scene 😎

#10 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-08-08 11:04 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

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The surcharge makes a political statement, which is obviously upsetting to people who don't believe in the right of people, especially women, to do so in their own business. These same people must also abhor peaceful civil disobedience.

Can one imagine what kind of actions would be totally fine with these same people if the gender pay gap were reversed?

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-08 11:51 AM | Reply

I'm so gonna enjoy watching this crap shack get sued.

#12 | Posted by Tor at 2017-08-08 10:43 PM | Reply

Sued for what?

#13 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-08-08 10:51 PM | Reply

Oh I don't know redial maybe the 18 percent surcharge on all transactions for male customers?

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2017-08-09 01:59 AM | Reply

Can you sue for that? I really don't know.

#15 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-08-09 07:16 AM | Reply

The gender pay gap is exaggerated, since women are generally loath to take unnecessary risks, which is reflected in many pay rates. For example, I have never seen a female garbage collector, a job far more dangerous than policing.

#16 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-08-09 07:29 AM | Reply

Can one imagine what kind of actions would be totally fine with these same people if the gender pay gap were reversed? - #11 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-08 11:51 AM
Yeah, it's like every week we're bombarded with a new article discussing the
gender occupational death gap which the Bureau of Labor and Statistics puts at about 13 to 1 against men. I suppose you think someone needs to open a restaurant where 93% of the women coming in get killed? Then maybe a competing business across the street where some portion of the men are fondled upon entry? I bet there'd be a line...

In retrospect, maybe we should just accept that this isn't a good method of trying to solve the issues.

#17 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-08-09 08:45 AM | Reply

There are many "taxes" on women that men don't have to deal with. They have to buy things for their monthly cycle, have the greater burden for birth control, are expected to pay for all the things that go with a feminine look, get held back in their careers for having a family, don't get the best jobs due to sexism. And more.

#18 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-08-09 09:48 AM | Reply

More people just wanting to fight discrimination by discriminating. And people wonder why we can never seem to move forward on these types of issues.

#19 | Posted by humtake at 2017-08-09 12:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They have to put up people like Avigdore.

#20 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-09 03:56 PM | Reply

"Can you sue for that? I really don't know."

Picture how it would look to a Judge if women were being forced to pay more.

#21 | Posted by Tor at 2017-08-09 09:03 PM | Reply

Could they sue? I don't know.

#22 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-08-09 09:08 PM | Reply

Yes.....in America.

#23 | Posted by Tor at 2017-08-09 10:29 PM | Reply

Simple solution. When ordering food, I'll simply say that I'm identifying as a woman today.

#24 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2017-08-09 10:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#24 you're banking that the moobs finally pay back.

#25 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-08-09 11:38 PM | Reply

Simple solution. When ordering food, I'll simply say that I'm identifying as a woman today.

#24 | POSTED BY WHITEDEVIL AT 2017-08-09 10:38 PM | FLAG: You could get away with that here in the USA; there, probably not as Aussies are not so 'confused' as to gender.

#26 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-08-09 11:56 PM | Reply

Don't worry.

When the apocalypse comes and society falls apart, it will just be a place where the strong go to find sex slaves. it wont last long..

#27 | Posted by boaz at 2017-08-10 07:25 AM | Reply

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