Melbourne cafe introduces 'man tax' to highlight gender pay gap.

Melbourne cafe introduces 'man tax' to highlight gender pay gap.
By Euronews
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

An Australian cafe is charging its male customers more to draw attention to the Australian gender pay gap.


A cafe in Melbourne has been causing a stir by trying to bring attention to Australia’s gender pay gap.

Handsome Her, a cafe in Brunswick has introduced an 18 percent surcharge for it’s male customers which they say is equals the gender pay gap between men and women.

The “gender surcharge” is optional and is donated to a women’s charity, so far no male customer has refused to pay it.

The vegan cafe has three anti-patriarchal rules, which include, a premium surcharge for males, priority seating for women and respect for both genders.

The Australian gender pay gap has lingered between 15% and 19% for the last two decades according to the Australian Government Workplace Gender Equality Agency website.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Gender-based violence tops W20 agenda ahead of G20 summit in Brazil

Women in Ukraine prepare for combat in military training sessions

Women's rights group stages flash mob in Rome to protest gender violence