When Crocodile Dundee premiered in 1986, it portrayed the land down under as a nation of rugged individualists. Based on my conversations with some Australian friends, those folks still exist in the land of kangaroos and koala bears.
Unfortunately, social justice warriors are now down there as well:
The feminist vegan owner of Handsome Her eatery in Melbourne, Australia, is making [men] pay an 18 per cent “man tax” as well as giving women priority over seating.
Owner Alex O’Brien told Broadsheet website: “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.”
Ms O’Brien says the response from her customers has been positive, with one man even donating $50 (£30) to the cause.
She said: “There’s been nothing but positivity from everyone, males and females.”
Of course she’s seen nothing but positivity. It’s a vegan cafe, for crying out loud. That means the whole stupid establishment exists to preach to the choir of Leftist idiocy.
Through this, however, we can see what the Left really is. Leftists don’t actually fight for equality. They want power and revenge.
In this case, O’Brien wants revenge because she believes that men are paid more by employers. This is despite the fact that most Western nations have laws forbidding such behavior, and that the “gender pay gap” is a pernicious myth, but whatever. O’Brien is seeking to combat injustice not with equal treatment, but with more injustice.
Let’s be clear here. If discrimination based on gender or race or sexuality is wrong, then it’s universally wrong. It’s just as wrong to discriminate against a straight white male as a lesbian black woman. It doesn’t matter if the “man tax” goes to charity, we don’t get to discriminate based upon what plumbing someone has.
Though admittedly, it would be fun to walk in, ask to be seated, and after being told there will be a delay because I am male, to respond with: “Did you just assume my gender?”
Make Leftists play by their own subjective rules. Or, remind them that people are people and not just an identity on someone’s victimization hierarchy.