LOL! Vegan Cafe that Charged 18% 'Man Tax' Going Out of Business

Don't you just love a story with a happy ending?

Here's a fun tale about a now defunct vegan cafe in Melbourne, Australia. 

Chances are pretty good you never would have eaten there. Besides serving only vegan food (which most of us have no interest in even looking at) they're also located on the other side of the planet from where I reside - Texas (sorry, flat-earthers, the planet is round - deal with it).

But Handsome Her, a cafe that made international headlines after announcing they would charge male customers a “man tax” to bridge the gender pay divide, is now going out of business.

Aww - too bad! You mean the feminist vegans of Australia weren't lining up around the block to spend money on tofu patties and soy biscuits? 

The cafe first made the man-tax announcement back in 2017. Since then, people haven't exactly been thrilled to eat there.

The restaurant's owner, Alexandra O’Brien, admitted to her social media followers that profits plummeted after they endured a backlash for their sexist policy.

She wrote, "It's been a wild journey to say the least. 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."

Oppression? You're not being opposed, you're just a self righteous jackass. 

Her post continued, "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."

HA! Fragile masculinity? Nope, people aren't fragile for not wanting to eat at your cafe. They'd just rather spend their money somewhere else. Maybe they didn't agree with your politics, maybe they don't like vegan crap or maybe your food just wasn't as great as you thought it was. Plenty of businesses that lacked sexist pricing policies have gone bankrupt in the past. Blaming your failure on sexism is part of the reason why you got into this in the first place. Grow the f*** up, lady.  

I hope the next tenants of your emptied cafe open a BBQ joint that specializes in exotic meats.


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Ken Webster Jr is a talk radio personality and producer from Houston, TX. He started his career in Chicago on the Mancow show and has since worked at dozens of radio stations all over the country. He’s currently the host of Pursuit of Happiness... Read more


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