That All-Female Screening for ‘Wonder Woman’ Sure Hurt a Lot of Man Feelings

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Last night, the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin announced an all-female screening for Wonder Woman. It’s a fun idea, especially since the ratio of male-centric superhero movies to female-centric is about 200 to 1. Literally 1.

Here’s the official announcement from the Drafthouse Facebook page:

Apologies, gentlemen, but we’re embracing our girl power and saying “No Guys Allowed” for one special night at the Alamo Ritz. And when we say “Women (and People Who Identify As Women) Only,” we mean it. Everyone working at this screening — venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team — will be female.

But the announcement, which meant all the well in the word, ruffled the fragile feathers of all the angry men out there on The Internet Dot Com, and they took time out of their busy day to let Alamo Drafthouse know just how Mad Online they were:

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These are merely grains of sand on a beach of angry bros. And you gotta feel for them, right? I mean, how will they ever get a chance to see Wonder Woman now that a single theater on a single night has been completely filled up with cootie-ridden girls? I guess they’ll have to wait until it comes out on Bluray or something… at least then they won’t be surrounded by all these girls and their skirts.

Oh, and speaking of that single night… Alamo has announced a second all-female screening since the first one was sold out, despite this bros rock-solid prediction:

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Whoops.

This wasn’t an event about inclusion, it was an event created to have some fun with an iconic female superhero, one of only a handful of female superheroes among a sea of male superheroes. What sort of angry, sexually-frustrated little boy do you need to be to get up in a twit about this? Go back in our treehouse and spray-paint “No Girls Allowed” on the door if you want, but give up this flaccid “my man feelings are hurt” sentiment about movies.

First Ghostbusters, now this?! Men have all the bad luck!

 

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7 COMMENTS

  1. You really missed the point. Because if the reverse was done (say the new Spider-MAN film), women and feminists would be up in arms, pitchforks and torches in hand, ready to burn down the theatre that did it, claiming it is proof positive of the “Patriarchy.” They say they want equality, but whet they really want is SELECTIVE equality on some things, and special privileges on others. Their hypocrisy is astonishing.

    And if you are going to whine like a little bitch, because some guys are pointing out the hypocrisy in that, saying “this isn’t a political thing, why make it one?”, you can blame those like yourself, the feminists and other grievance mongers who’ve done that to everything from toy statues, to comic covers, to kids eating Pop Tarts in the shape of a gun. You all made it political first. Don’t blame these guys for learning from your pathetic example. I guess these things aren’t very much fun, when YOU are the target of them, huh? Perhaps there’s a lesson in that for you and the rest of the grievance mongers out there. Sadly, I doubt you’ll learn it.

    • Speaking of fragile feelings of glass….. Do you even live near the theatre, Paul? Is this going to affect you in anyway if one cinema in the country does a ladies night for this film? You DO understand the concept of ladies night, right? Or do you troll every bar or venue that decides to hold one? SMH.

    • Hard to take this article seriously when the only narrative you employ is the feminist party line of “oh who cares about what men have to say?” You pretend like what the men are saying is unimportant, or perhaps you actually believe it (for which I can only pity you), but all you’re doing is trivializing the very concept of equality women have supposedly been fighting for for decades.

      Two wrongs don’t make a right.

      I’m quite certain I speak for every person taking issue with this story when I say this; we wouldn’t give a rat’s ass about a ladies only showing of the movie, if only they wouldn’t set up such a holy uproar if the theater held a men only night for some other movie. The double-standard is what’s at issue.

      You seem to be under the misconception that “male privilege” exists. It does not. I won’t say it never did, but at least it was earned. Female privilege, however, is alive and well.

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