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Wed May 31, 2017, 09:18 PM

 

A Women-Only Wonder Woman Screening Is Predictably Upsetting Dumb-Ass Sexists

Women have largely praised the Drafthouse’s special screening—both in words and ticket sales, as the show sold out within hours, and there have been many requests for more screenings by those who are missing out on the first one. Update: The Alamo Drafthouse in Austin has since added a second screening, and in a statement to Mashable, indicated they would be expanding the special screenings to several Drafthouse theaters across the country.

While many men have also been praising it, others have been complaining. Like, a lot. Some men have promised to boycott the Drafthouse in retaliation, and the movie theater company’s Facebook page and Twitter account are full of cries of “reverse sexism,” “misandry,” and whatever other nonsense these jackasses use to try and explain something that doesn’t apply here at all.

Let me be frank: A women-only screening of Wonder Woman is an excellent idea, and any man who thinks it discriminates against them needs to spend the rest of the day staring in the mirror while a single tear flows down their collective cheeks.

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All of this doesn’t even touch on the role that Wonder Woman has played in the lives of millions of women, which is just as relevant a reason for these screenings. She is the comic book industry’s biggest female character, with a history and legacy spanning decades. Generations of women and girls have upheld Diana as an icon... a paragon of strength, wisdom, and equality. There’s a reason the United Nations chose her as an ambassador (even if they later rescinded the title). She’s certainly beloved by both women and men, but she holds a special place for women as a pillar of feminine power.

So, to all the men complaining that a couple screenings of Wonder Woman exclude them, I say this: just shut up. Women have had to deal with the bullshit of non-representation for generations, and we will probably keep having to deal with it for generations to come. Wonder Woman is the first blockbuster comic book film starring a woman in American history, and it happens to star comics’ biggest female icon. At the very least, women deserve to have a space—even if it’s just a single screening of a movie that’s going to open in literally thousands of theaters across America—where they can celebrate that together. Any man who doesn’t respect that doesn’t understand what Wonder Woman’s been fighting for all these years.


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My wife is going this weekend, but since she has to take me along it'll be a co-ed screening.

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Reply A Women-Only Wonder Woman Screening Is Predictably Upsetting Dumb-Ass Sexists (Original post)
geek tragedy May 2017 OP
Doreen May 2017 #1
Beartracks May 2017 #2
Doreen May 2017 #3
CTyankee Jun 2017 #4
Doreen Jun 2017 #5
CTyankee Jun 2017 #6

Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 09:26 PM

1. You stupid shits.

So, for how many many years were women not allowed to go to things that men went to? There are still things that are men only and there are current things that are women only so why are you having a stupid temper tantrum over a silly movie? It would have been as fine as pie if it had been the other way around and only men could go. Grow a pair and quit whining about things that are not that important. It is not like we are doing a women's only meeting determining your penis's health and rights.....you know like you are doing to us?

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Response to Doreen (Reply #1)

Wed May 31, 2017, 09:46 PM

2. And it's not like it won't be in general release everywhere this weekend.

What, these guys just can't wait?? It's not like they'll NEVER see the movie.

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #2)

Wed May 31, 2017, 10:00 PM

3. I have been rolling my eyes about this so much I think if I do it again

the will get stuck in the back of my head.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 08:46 AM

4. I am in a constant state of outrage nowadays. You think you have been used to this and therefore it

can't get to you and then BAM!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 11:11 AM

5. I think we need to stay outraged though

because if we do not stay that way then we are normalizing it all. I know being outraged is not fun but I think you know what I mean.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 5, 2017, 06:29 PM

6. and keep educating...
























































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