(Natural News) An Australian vegan cafe has opened up a new front in the social justice culture war.
The Melbourne eatery has announced that it will impose a gender pay gap surcharge of 18 percent on anyone who enters the establishment who happens to be born male. In addition, female customers will receive priority seating.
The cafe plans to donate the proceeds from the “man tax” to a domestic violence charity.
The owner, Alex O’Brien, provided this explanation, The Sun of London reported:
I do want people to think about it, because we’ve had this (pay discrepancy) for decades and decades and we’re bringing it to the forefront of people’s minds. I like that it is making men stop and question their privilege a little bit.
She also claimed that the response to her house rules has been positive from males and females alike.
Under Australian law, as well as the laws of virtually every country in the western world, however, gender discrimination is illegal.
While some employers operate arbitrarily and unfairly when it comes to compensation, various researchers have debunked the gender pay gap when factors such as type of job, seniority, experience and hours worked per week are included in the mix.
The Obama administration pushed the equal pay narrative, at least until it was revealed that male White House staffers earned 15 percent more than their female counterparts. Hillary Clinton’s Senate office as well as the Clinton Foundation also had…Read More