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Restaurant charges "man tax"

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Disgustipated, Aug 7, 2017.

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Would you eat at a resturant that charges a "man tax"?

  1. Yes

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  2. maybe if I was dating some feminist

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  3. Hell no

    16 vote(s)
    76.2%
  1. Disgustipated

    Disgustipated Chieftain

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    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4176712/men-tax-pay-more-melbourne-cafe/

    So the question is, do you support this policy and would you eat there? Assuming this restaurant was located near you.

    I support the policy even though I don't agree with it. It's a private business and I feel they should have the right to run it as they feel. I don't feel like any civil rights are being violated here. Of course I would never in a million years eat there. I generally think the wage gap is baseless. It's up to women to negotiate higher pay at their time of hiring, blaming men for everything is getting old. And hourly workers like myself get paid the same as women regardless. It's only salaried workers who are affected, and as I said they need to negotiate their pay. It's women's fault of they are paid less.
     
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  2. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Disgusting!

    Claudia Winkleman gets paid more than £150,000!

    The people paying her do know she's barking mad, right?

    Not that I dislike her, you understand.

    And after all, maybe she needs the money as compensation for her condition.
     
  3. Valka D'Ur

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    I don't think a business like this would stay open long in Canada. Discrimination on the basis of sex/gender/orientation is something that would result in a Human Rights Commission complaint thisfast.

    I note the OP didn't bother to mention that the women running the business are donating the extra 18% to a women's charity.

    That said, I would not patronize this business. If you're in the service industry, you're supposed to serve the public, which includes men.

    Besides... you'd never get me into a vegan restaurant of any kind.
     
  4. Disgustipated

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    Actually I thought the charity was some aboriginal fund charity, I'd have to reread the article. Not that the choice of charity matters all that much. I still wouldn't go there even if the money was going for charity.
     
  5. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    It's for aboriginal women and children. I fail to see what difference it makes which women it's for.
     
  6. Bugfatty300

    Bugfatty300 Buddha Squirrel

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    I'm pretty sure a restaurant legally can't levy taxes. So just subtract it from your total and pay them the difference and leave.

    Or if you really wanted to piss them off then all the male customers should just pay and then reverse the charges and file complaints with their visa handlers. Small businesses love that.
     
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  7. red_elk

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    If they want to get rid of half of potential customers, it's their choice. Of course I wouldn't go there. If I wanted to donate money to that charity fund, I would do it directly.

    Nice typo :)
     
  8. Bugfatty300

    Bugfatty300 Buddha Squirrel

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    Well I wouldn't know for sure since I haven't eaten there yet.
     
  9. metatron

    metatron deplorable ally

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    Can everybody be slightly less lazy, maybe, please?

    The OP provided a source.
    The source has about 10 lines of utterly worthless text (fluffy nonsense that the proprieters may as well have written themselves).
    The source has 4 photographic images.
    These images make it abundantly clear that male customers are not going to be a problem, largely because the whole institution is... how shall i best put it... cartoonishly lesbian.
    The source also has a video. It's 25 seconds long.
    In this video one of the cartoon characters makes it perfectly clear: The surcharge is completely voluntary.

    They are still being hateful idiots. But they could do this virtually any place else and it would be legal.
    Well, not any place. There's still Saudi Arabia.
     
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  10. Arwon

    Arwon Show me your moves

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    Ah, Brunswick.

    From their FB page it looks like they're going pretty well, hey.
     
  11. Bugfatty300

    Bugfatty300 Buddha Squirrel

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    So instead of a Man Tax it's more like a Man Tax Write Off. Sounds like a good place to have receipts from.
     
  12. Manfred Belheim

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    I'd kind of rather they just made it a completely women-only café. That seems almost nicer than allowing men in, but then treating them like crap. But it's up to them I suppose.

    Edit: From the FB page:

    Well isn't that just lovely.
     
  13. Arwon

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  14. metatron

    metatron deplorable ally

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    Have you checked on that?
    Cause my guess would be that they offer the half price to everyone and merely insist on calling their customers "blokes" because... come on, just look at the place!^^

    Great. Now i have the mental image of all these people meeting by chance...
     
  15. Arwon

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    To my knowledge, and it's third hand knowledge, the Dick Whittington is basically a bear bar (or turns into that on Wednesdays given the steak offer and the local demographics).

    The attached bottle shop is called the Dick Liquor, which is fun.
     
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  16. metatron

    metatron deplorable ally

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    Not familiar with the slang term.
    But i speculate i have gathered as much on their hp.
     
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  17. Arwon

    Arwon Show me your moves

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    Men have been taxed for years without any uproar. Think of all those bars where women didn't have to pay the cover charge or got discounted drinks. I don't see any real difference or any reason to be upset. If the government was doing it, that might be something, but as already mentioned, it is a private business. If you don't like it don't go. It's not like it was based on race or sexual preference.
     
  20. Manfred Belheim

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    Why would that be any different if it was? Or if it were. Grammar fail.
     

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