When the iconic Alamo Drafthouse theater in Austin, TX, announced plans for a women-only screening of Wonder Woman, some men on the internet were not happy. The theater responded to the "controversy" perfectly—by adding a second women-only screening of the film to its schedule.
One particularly outraged man of the internet, Richard A. Ameduri, wrote to the Mayor of Austin, Steve Adler, to express just how upset he was:
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.
Adler replied, expertly, and posted both the original letter and his response on [link href="http://www.mayoradler.com/letter-wonder-woman/" target="_blank" 0="data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link"" link_updater_label="external"]his website:
The letters have gone viral, naturally.
Mayor Adler handled the situation perfectly and, so far, there's no word on a reply from Ameduri.