Can Wonder Woman's Lasso Of Truth Conquer The Disingenuous 'Outrage' Of Internet Manbabies?

Earlier this week, The Alamo Drafthouse in Austin announced that it would be hosting a single showing of Wonder Woman that would be open only to women, for a night of "girl-power" and what have you. Aw! Cute!

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 “People Who Identify As Women Only,” we mean it. Everyone working at this screening -- venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team -- will be female.

Then, of course, there was the ever-so-predictable outrage coming from obnoxious men on Twitter and Facebook trying to insist that such an event was sexist and discriminatory against men.

The assumption many of those pretending to be aggrieved here are making is that no one would ever allow a space for men only. Which is patently untrue. There are still hundreds of "Men's Clubs" all over the country -- not strip clubs, mind you, but "old fashioned gentleman's social clubs," that admit only men. There are also still several golf courses (four in Chicago alone!) that still do not admit women.

One particularly obnoxious fella, Heat Street contributor Stephen Miller -- no, not Trump advisor Stephen Miller, another one who is also obnoxious -- even went so far as to purchase a ticket to the screening online, and claims he intends to show up.

Miller has literally been spending the past two days retweeting messages criticizing him for being a douche, along with other messages supporting his "civil rights." Which, of course, is a fabulous use of anyone's time. He is clearly very impressed with his own cleverness. It's kind of sad, really.

In response to all the criticism from ridiculous people, Alamo Drafthouse decided to add another woman-only showing of Wonder Woman. BOO YAH.

Robyn Pennacchia

Robyn Pennacchia is a brilliant, fabulously talented and visually stunning angel of a human being, who shrugged off what she is pretty sure would have been a Tony Award-winning career in musical theater in order to write about stuff on the internet. Follow her on Twitter at @RobynElyse


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