A feminist cafe that launched less than two years ago, and to much fanfare, has already gone out of business.
Maybe it was the fact that the owners tried to make sure no men would be able to eat there? Maybe it was even the whole “vegan” nonsense, too?
In any case, it is clear that the operators had no business sense, only a left-wing agenda, and left-wing agendas don’t make for good business. Ever.
These goofy liberal vegans just proved that once again.
The cafe, Handsome Her, declared that upon opening, it would charge male patrons 18 percent more than they would charge women for the same exact service — a “gender tax” designed to get people talking about the wage gap. The tax, according to NPR, was optional.
Three hard and fast rules of the cafe included, “Women have priority seating,” “Men will be charged an 18% premium to reflect the gender pay gap (2016) which is donated to a women’s service,” and “Respect goes both ways.”
Well, shock of all shocks, those wonderful ideas didn’t quite work out for the Handsome Her cafe.
The failed business made the heartbreaking announcement on Facebook noting that they are set to have “A Handsome Farewell.”
Th owners of the restaurant had a sad message:
A portion of the post read, “A few months ago we found ourselves sitting under the Southern sky ablaze with stars, on land that has been owned by women for 40 years. We were invited there by women we met at Handsome Her.”
“These women lived wildly in times very different to now,” the post continued. “Whilst we sipped our tea we listened to stories from the 70’s of underground meet-ups to create and distribute newsletters, to organise protests and change the world.”
“We heard about women forming patrols and learning self-defence to protect themselves after they came out and were targeted with brutality,” the post added. “Stories of mass imprisonment, rounding up horses, leaving families and forming new ones, living on the land. We laughed and cried and felt held by this open and loving community as they shared their pasts with us.”
Others were amused by the whole concept:
— Paige Cardona 🦊🏉 (@paigecardona) August 3, 2017
The truth is, liberalism does not make for good business.
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