Handsome Her Cafe
The Handsome Her Cafe was a cafe that operated from August 2017 to April 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. The cafe was operated by vegan feminists and reportedly prioritised seating for women over men and asked men to pay extra for goods and services provided by the cafe.
Around the time of the closure one of the owners of the cafe lashed out at what they considered to be poor treatment by the community at large:
“The man tax blew up the internet, an idea that we didn’t think was all too radical, yet the way the world responded showed us how fragile masculinity is and solidified the necessity for us to confront and dismantle patriarchy.
“We were just one little tiny shop on Sydney Rd that was trying to carve out a swathe of space to prioritise women and women's issues, and suddenly we became the punching bag of Melbourne and the internet.
"Yes, we are the evil, discriminatory, man-hating d***s who charge men more when didn't you know the wage gap doesn't even exist!? Meanwhile gentlemen’s social clubs live on and strong around Melbourne and the world over…”