Alamo Drafthouse is famous for its “no talking, no texting” policy, but what keeps people coming back are the theater chain’s clever stunts. Like C4GED 4-EVER, or Magic Mike XXL rowdy screenings (it involves hooting and hollering and throwing fake money with Channing Tatum’s face on it at the screen), or “Jaws on the Water,” which is exactly what it sounds like: you watch Jaws (or, if you’re lucky, Jaws 3-D and Jaws 4: The Revenge) while floating on the water.
For Wonder Woman, about a female superhero who lives on an island with no men, the Drafthouse is hosting women-only screenings. “And when we say ‘Women (and People Who Identify As Women) Only,’ we mean it,” the theater wrote. “Everyone working at this screening — venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team — will be female.” This, of course, upset the man-babies of the world who think the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt theme song is a lie, including one angry resident who wrote a letter to the mayor’s office.
I hope every man will boycott Austin and do what he can to diminish Austin and to cause damage to the city’s image. The theater that pandered to the sexism typical of women will, I hope, regret it’s decision. The notion of a woman hero is a fine example of women’s eagerness to accept the appearance of achievement without actual achievement. Women learn from an early age to value make-up, that it’s OK to pretend that you are greater than you actually are. Women pretend they do not know that only men serve in combat because they are content to have an easier ride. Women gladly accept gold medals at the Olympics for coming in 10th and competing only against the second class of athletes. Name something invented by a woman! Achievements by the second rate gender pale in comparison to virtually everything great in human history was accomplished by men, not women. If Austin does not host a men only counter event, I will never visit Austin and will welcome it’s deteriorati on. And I will not forget that Austin is best known for Charles Whitman.
Does Austin stand for gender equality or for kissing up to women? Don’t bother to respond. I already know the answer. I do not hate women. I hate their rampant hypocrisy and the hypocrisy of the “women’s movement.” Women do not want gender equality; they want more for women. Don’t bother to respond because I am sure your cowardice will generate nothing worth reading.
Some free advice for the letter writer: if you have to say “I do not hate women,” you probably hate women. Anyway, Austin mayor Steven Adler typed a tongue-in-cheek response on his website that calls the man’s views “an embarrassment to modernity, decency, and common sense.”
I am writing to alert you that your email account has been hacked by an unfortunate and unusually hostile individual. Please remedy your account’s security right away, lest this person’s uninformed and sexist rantings give you a bad name. After all, we men have to look out for each other!
Can you imagine if someone thought that you didn’t know women could serve in our combat units now without exclusion? What if someone thought you didn’t know that women invented medical syringes, life rafts, fire escapes, central and solar heating, a war-time communications system for radio-controlling torpedoes that laid the technological foundations for everything from Wi-Fi to GPS, and beer? And I hesitate to imagine how embarrassed you’d be if someone thought you were upset that a private business was realizing a business opportunity by reserving one screening this weekend for women to see a superhero movie.
You and I are serious men of substance with little time for the delicate sensitivities displayed by the pitiful creature who maligned your good name and sterling character by writing that abysmal email. I trust the news that your email account has been hacked does not cause you undue alarm and wish you well in securing your account. And in the future, should your travels take you to Austin, please know that everyone is welcome here, even people like those who wrote that email whose views are an embarrassment to modernity, decency, and common sense. (Via)
Austin doesn’t need Mr. I Do Not Hate Women. He doesn’t deserve tacos.
(Via Mayor Adler)