A feminist cafe in Sydney (Australia), aimed at vegan lesbians and that created controversy for establish a “tax on men” charging them 18% more, will close this Sunday.
Men paid more and women had preference to sit
The cafe, called Handsome Her, opened its doors in the summer of 2017 and has not lasted two years. It was aimed especially at feminists, lesbians and vegans, and its opening sparked controversy in Australia by charging 18% more to male clients, citing the “wage gap” myth, a thesis formulated by leftist feminism that, on the basis of a statistical manipulation, it affirms that women charge less than men for doing the same jobs: the umpteenth attempt to make them feel oppressed by men. In an ad located at the entrance of the premises, in addition to reporting that “tax on men”, the local also established that women had preference at the time of sitting.
Customer complaints about the discriminatory treatment of the cafe
The cafe page on Tripadvisor has a majority of very negative comments. Some users criticized the lack of hygiene of the local and the staff (“it seems like the management trawled homeless ghettos for their staff and then did not pay them enough to afford soap or razors,” one client says), and there are also critical of the high prices of the products and their poor presentation. But the most striking are the complaints of disdain for male customers: “Spend half an hour trying to get a waitress to come over and when they finally showed up they told me I’d have to wait because I was a “cis gendered white man” and there were women who needed to be served first. According to the waitress I’d have to wait until ALL women in the shop were served before they’d take my order, even those who came in after me. I left at that moment and will never return,” a client says. Another user complained in November 2018 of the cafe policy: “extreme toxic femininity and literally attempting to make men feel bad.”
The cafe was intended to “confront and dismantle patriarchy”
On its Facebook page, the feminist cafe has announced that this Sunday, April 28 will close. Apparently, the project has not had the support they expected from the public. In fact, on his page in the aforementioned social network there were very few photos that showed the place full. After all, they discriminated in their prices to a multitude of possible clients for the simple fact of having a penis, what could go wrong? As often happens in left-wing environments, instead of recognizing their mistakes, the farewell note published by the café resorts to victimhood and is a full-fledged political pamphlet. This is what appears in the third paragraph:
“When we opened Handsome Her in 2017, we expected that perhaps we might make a stir through our brazen public discussions of structural inequality and oppression. The man tax blew up the internet, an idea that we didn’t think was all too radical, yet the way the world responded showed us how fragile masculinity is and solidified the necessity for us to confront and dismantle patriarchy.“.
In his farewell note they also attack homosexual men
But their anger is not only with the “patriarchy”, but they also considered victims of homosexual men: “lesbians are being erased from queer culture, whereas gay male culture lives on, strong and unscathed. We were taken aback to find that many people in the LGBTIQA+ community have as much aversion to us using the word ‘lesbian’ as the men’s-rights activists who get a kick out of trolling our lesbian events.”
How did they determine if their clients were men or women?
They have not even stopped to think that the fact of being repelled towards others because they are men is a clumsy business strategy. An example of this odious attitude can be read in these lines of his farewell message: “Yes, we are the evil, discriminatory, man-hating dykes who charge men more.” What they have not clarified at any time is how they determined that their clients were men. According to the theories of gender ideology, a person is a woman if she is perceived as a woman, but even if she was born that way, she can perceive herself as a man. Did they charge 18% more to their male clients, making that decision based on their appearance, or asked in each case if they felt like men or women? Maybe some men, faced with the possibility of paying less, would have declared themselves women. A client wrote this complaint at Tripadvisor: “I identify as a woman but they made me pay more because i ‘look like a man’. Absolutely disgusting behaviour.” Perhaps the failure of the cafe is due to the contradictions of the gender ideology …
Photos: Handsome Her