Wonder Woman is slated as the most anticipated feminist movie of this year. So it’s understandable that some cinemas (both here and abroad) are hosting screenings for mostly women. But when Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas announced a “WOMEN ONLY” screening, the men were furious.
New York Post noted how men expressed their frustration on different social media platforms. One asked why cinemas never hosted “men only” nights for Man of Steel or The Terminator. While others thought they were being discriminated based on their gender.
@drafthouse I hope someone sues this is discrimination based on sex
— ryan tabatabai (@sirtabatabai) May 25, 2017
— Victory In Love (@VictoryInLove) May 25, 2017
@drafthouse So if I arrive with my wife and our four sons, will you turn 5 of us away because of our gender? 🤔
— Matt Fillery (@matthewfillery) May 25, 2017
@drafthouse Feminism is about equality, not about gender exclusivity.
— Jason (@GenerationJSIN) May 25, 2017
Fragile masculinity is such an amusing phenomena, don’t you think?
Fortunately, there are also those who fully support and defended Alamo Drafthouse’s idea.
— Brian Scully (@brianscully) May 25, 2017
@drafthouse one special night at the Alamo for the ladies, and dude’s boxers are twisted
— Ron King (@RonKingInc) May 25, 2017
@drafthouse An “Alamo for all” screening where we let little girls hold up swords and wear tiaras and FINALLY enjoy a female hero is what we need rn.
— stephen salazar (@Project_2571) May 25, 2017
@drafthouse Yo all the men in here complaining about sexism and discrimination welcome to every other day of every minority/woman’s life for all history
— Vincent Avatar (@vincentavatar) May 25, 2017
Meanwhile, the cinema’s creative manager Morgan Hendrix told Mashable that the angry men are only strengthening their advocacy. “That providing an experience where women truly reign supreme has incurred the wrath of trolls only serves to deepen our belief that we’re doing something right.”
Not only that, the proceeds will also go to women’s charities. So the men who are spreading hate right now are probably eating their words and sulking in a corner.
Good job, Alamo Drafthouse!
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