Lesbian cafe charging 18% man tax goes out of business


A blatantly bigotted lesbian-owned, vegan cafe in Melbourne, Australia charged an 18% “man tax.” The ‘Handsome Her’ cafe folded after less than two years in business.

The restaurant made headlines in 2017 when it announced rules giving preferred seating to its female customers and charging an 18% premium for men to “protest the gender pay gap.”

Men and women didn’t like it and they were pilloried by everyone. Their bigotry was based on an illogical gender penalty.

The owner hasn’t learned a thing from the experience. The ideologue who owns the place, Alex O’Brien, a feminist activist, said the backlash that her “man tax” caused underscores why lesbians must “dismantle the patriarchy.”

She claims they were making enough money and there were plenty of customers. O’Brien says she just doesn’t want to own a cafe any longer.

The soon-to-be former owner really seems to resent men and appears to live with paranoid rage over men.

She says she didn’t close down over “Male tears or misogynistic vitriol from men’s rights activists. We’re lesbians, we’re quite used witnessing the fragility of the male ego which literally cannot compute the idea of a woman who is not interested in them. These abusive comments have been mostly amusing, only reinforced our views about how toxic sexism is, and great motivation for us to keep up the good work.”

Wow, some serious hate there.

We don’t know if she’s telling the truth and we don’t care. But good riddance.

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4 years ago

Question: So exactly, how did that “18% ‘man tax” aka “protest the gender pay gap” aka war on the patriarchy go?

Answer: “Not well, we’re out of business.”

Third party and like every other business owned by Progressive useful idiots who put ideology first chimes in: “Me too.”

Barry Brumfield
Barry Brumfield
4 years ago

“a spate of love letters from adoring men worldwide” should actually read as “a spate of love letters from adoring gay and transgender perverse men worldwide”.

4 years ago

Australian law allowed this discrimination for 2 years!