August 9, 2017
female customers to make up for the mythical gender pay gap. Handsome Her in Melbourne has a sign that greets patrons to let them know what to expect:
Handsome Her is a space by women, for women.
Rule#1: Women have priority seating.
Rule#2: Men will be charged an 18% premium to reflect the gender pay gap (2016) which is donated to a women’s service.
Rule#3: Respect goes both ways.
Cafe manager Belle Ngien told CNN, “All we really wanted was to raise awareness and start conversations about the gender gap.”
She also defended the shop, citing, “Men have their own spaces that we’re not allowed in to, so why not have that space for women?”
The owner, Alex O’Brien, said men have actually traveled across town to pay “the man tax” and throw extra money in the donation jar.
“Sometimes it’s hard for people to change their minds,” O’Brien said. “We’re not in the business of changing people’s minds. They are welcome to go elsewhere if they don’t want to pay a voluntary donation.”
Conservative Twitter has been buzzing around this story, but no one nailed it as hard as The Gateway Pundit’s Andrew Meyer:
I can't wait for this cafe to charge a man this "gender tax" and then get asked, "Did you just assume my gender?"https://t.co/XqEMYborcm
— Andrew Meyer (@TheAndrewMeyer) August 8, 2017
This article was posted: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 8:45 am