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Thursday, June 1, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano
As you all know by now, last week the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema provoked a very specific kind of outrage by offering a women-only showing of Wonder Woman at its theaters, and then expanding the number of showings in response to the frothy-mouthed cries of “misandry!” that met the promotion online. Yesterday, some wounded soul decided it was time to take his oppression to the top, and wrote Mayor Steve Adler about the situation. Though the screed against women and their nerve ended “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 responded, in an open letter, nonetheless. After expressing concern that the writer’s email had been hacked by “an unfortunate and unusually hostile individual,” Adler continued, “You and I are serious men of substance with little time for the delicate sensitivities displayed by the pitiful creature who maligned your good name and sterling character by writing that abysmal email. I trust the news that your email account has been hacked does not cause you undue alarm and wish you well in securing your account. And in the future, should your travels take you to Austin, please know that everyone is welcome here, even people like those who wrote that email whose views are an embarrassment to modernity, decency, and common sense.”
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