Mayor of Austin responds to the Wonderwoman controversy after receiving a notable letter from a protester

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Mayor of Austin responds to the Wonderwoman controversy after receiving a notable letter from a protester


Mayor of Austin, Texas, Steve Adler responded to a shrill letter writer on his website today.

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As the Two-Way reported earlier this week, some men are quite perturbed about a women-only screening of Wonder Woman at an Alamo Drafthouse movie theater in Austin, Texas [location on 6th Street and two viewings, other theatres not affected]

The theater responded with some finely crafted posts on Facebook and Twitter, and by scheduling women-only screenings in Brooklyn and Northern Virginia, too.

One man was so angry about the screening that he wrote a letter to Austin Mayor Steve Adler. In addition to writing some — ahem — eyebrow-raising ideas about women and bringing up a 1966 mass shooting, the man threatened to not grace Austin with his presence.

This is the email that Adler received on May 26:

"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 deterioration. 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.
"Richard A. Amedur


Mayor of Austin, Texas, Steve Adler responded to a shrill letter writer on his website today.


Robert A Tobiansky/Getty Images for SXSW
As the Two-Way reported earlier this week, some men are quite perturbed about a women-only screening of Wonder Woman at an Alamo Drafthouse movie theater in Austin, Texas.

The theater responded with some finely crafted posts on Facebook and Twitter, and by scheduling women-only screenings in Brooklyn and Northern Virginia, too.

One man was so angry about the screening that he wrote a letter to Austin Mayor Steve Adler. In addition to writing some — ahem — eyebrow-raising ideas about women and bringing up a 1966 mass shooting, the man threatened to not grace Austin with his presence.

This is the email that Adler received on May 26:

"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 deterioration. 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 mbother to respond because I am sure your cowardice will generate nothing worth reading.

Mayor of Austin responds to the Wonderwoman controversy after receiving a notable letter from a protester
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  • Marinite
    Some men are not happy about a woman-only screening of Wonder Woman.

    Some women are not happy about a men-only committee to reshape American Healthcare.
  • Anonymous
    There is massive sexism on both sides of this story. But it's sad that the sexism from men continues to be the only sexism that gets recognized.
  • Anonymous
    i think women haters, took this wayyyy too far. any time a woman wants to be in a safe environment, men can't take it, and HAVE to be around
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