Handsome Her's ''man tax'' is a necessary step for gender equality
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An Australian café has evoked mixed thoughts following the introduction of a “man tax”. Handsome Her, a vegan café located in Melbourne, advertised that men would pay an 18% surcharge on goods sold, in addition to women having priority over seating within the café.
world reversed. In the working world, women are commonly known to be paid less than men working in the same roles and are often cheated out of opportunities such as promotions based solely upon assumptions made regarding their gender.
theory women will pay for them out of a higher percentage of their salaries than men, making everyday goods more expensive for women than their male counterparts.
Handsome Her have looked beyond the obvious statistic to encourage both men and women alike to consider the negative impact pay differences are having upon livelihoods for no logical reason.
Overall, Handsome Her have brought to light the issues of gender inequality in the workplace deliberately in a way which is unfair and discriminates against men. They do so with the overall aim of getting men and the wider world to understand the very real impact workplace discrimination has upon women’s careers and livelihoods. Though with an approach that may be considered by some to be radical, it is a necessary step for advancements of female rights in the workplace.
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