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This Cafe Charges Men More To Make Up For The Wage Gap

Handsome her cafe

Controversial.

The gender wage gap is a controversial topic and even in the supposedly equal times we live in now, it still affects many women worldwide. Australia is one of those places, where the difference in wages between men and women doing the exact same job has hovered between 15-19% for the past 20 years.

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Alexandra O’Brien, owner of the Handsome Her cafe in Brunswick, Australia has decided to take matters into her own hands by introducing a 18% tax for male customers. And this isn’t just some quick money making scheme, as the proceeds from this tax are actually going to a charity that benefits aboriginal women.

All seems fair enough right? Well, I’m probably being optimistic. The internet had a lot to say about it and I’m fairly sure that you guys are going to as well:

That last comment – unbelievable.

I guess people raise a good point that this almost creates a divide between men and women, but of course the aim was to create a balance, as women still get paid considerably less than men for working the exact same job. I guess we’ve still got a long way to go with regards to equality for women and this café’s idea only seems to highlight that. Hats off to them for trying though, especially since the money’s going to charity.

Feminism is important and something the modern world needs to adopt, but pseudo-feminism is a whole other kettle of fish. To read about why pseudo-feminism is the biggest pile of crap in the modern world, click HERE.


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