by Annie Churdar in New Trends on Tuesday 9 April 2013

Check out this protest performance a group of Japanese Feminists at a WisCon science fiction convention made against the Maid Cafe trend. Known as Cafe Scifi-tique, the performance features waitresses who mimic robots and  run on a giant wind-up key. ‘Maid Cafes’ are a ridiculously sexist craze in Japanese restaurant culture. Imagine a weird, all-you-can-eat buffet that caters to manga nerd men who can’t get girls in real life.

At the cafe, the manga nerd men are served by sexy, costumed female waitresses who resemble the manga characters of their dreams. This is a protest worth paying attention to.