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#GetWokeGoBroke: Australian Feminist Coffee Shop Goes Out of Business

Posted on | April 24, 2019 | 1 Comment


In August 2017, a female-owned coffee shop in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, made headlines by announcing an unusual policy:

The owners of Victorian cafe, Handsome Her, have found themselves at the centre of a polarising debate after its introduction of an 18 per cent “gender surcharge” for its male customers.
The vegan cafe in Melbourne’s inner north suburb of Brunswick, which labels itself as a cafe “by women, for women” stipulates three anti-patriarchal “house rules,” including priority seating for women, a premium charge for males and respect for both genders.
“House Rules, 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,” the chalkboard reads in the cafe.
While Handsome Her’s main goal is to help give back to women’s charities, according to Broadsheet Melbourne who spoke to owner Alexandra O’Brien, it also hopes that the initiative that runs for one week every month will help spark conversations about the gender pay gap.

Their über-woke commitment to radical ideology was confirmed last year when, on their one-year anniversary, they hosted “a delicious three course vegan dinner . . . along with a panel discussion and Q&A with some of Melbourne’s fiercest feminists,” including Clementine Ford. They promoted an anti-heterosexual agenda with a series of events called “Queer Conversations,” which last month focused on condemning marriage as a “way of treating women as property.”


Can you guess how many man-hating radical lesbians there are in the suburbs of Melbourne? Not enough to support this feminist business:

A restaurant that declared it would charge men 18% more than women for the same service will close its doors at the end of the month.
Handsome Her, a vegan café in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick, will close its doors on April 28, writing on Facebook that the two women responsible for running the business “are off to our next adventure up north where we will be doing some hands-on work, something we have missed sorely whilst being at 206 Sydney Rd, Brunswick.” . . .
The question naturally arose as to how an establishment can claim to respect both genders when it is clearly discriminating against one.
The wage gap in Australia, as in the United States, comes not from discrimination (though that’s not to say discrimination never happens) but from the different choices men and women make in their careers. Women tend to go into lower-paying fields or positions that offer more flexibility – leading to fewer hours worked. Women also tend to leave the workforce to have children. The “wage” gap does not compare the actual earnings of men and women working the exact same job, but the average earnings of men and women across all jobs and industries.
Yet activists, like those at the Handsome Her café, use the difference in average earnings to claim women are not treated equally in society, or are undervalued. . . .
In addition to a policy of charging men more, Handsome Her also wrote in its farewell note that it “tried to demonstrate ways of doing business more ethically and responsibly by abandoning take-away cups, single use straws and napkins, by shopping locally and supporting women owned businesses.”
The business said it donated to multiple feminist causes and “strived to bring lesbianism back into fashion.”

Nevertheless, she persisted . . . until the business went bankrupt.

(Hat-tip: Rita Panahi on Twitter.)



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