Austin’s Mayor responded *perfectly* to a dude about the women-only screening of “Wonder Woman,” because not all heroes wear capes
There’s been so much Wonder Woman #drama and the movie isn’t even officially in theaters yet! *Sigh*
Last week, after news broke that The Alamo Drafhouse would be hosting “women-only” screenings of the DC movie, many took to the internet to complain. Why? Shrug. One angry person out there went so far as to email the Mayor of Austin, Texas, Steve Adler, to complain about the screenings.
The email, dated May 26th, is an angry, sexist rant, and here’s just a tiny excerpt:
"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."
Really?! “Name something invented by a woman”? Is that what you want? Well, our new favorite Mayor delivered. Beginning with a cheeky assumption that the man’s email *must* have been hacked in order to have sent something this ridiculous, Mayor Adler proceeded to answer his question:
"What if someone thought you didn’t know that women invented medical syringes, life rafts, fire escapes, central and solar heating, a war-time communications system for radio-controlling torpedoes that laid the technological foundations for everything from Wi-Fi to GPS, and beer?"
Mayor Adler’s response only gets better from there, and this is probably the best thing to come out of this whole debacle. Make sure to read the entire letter here. You’ll want to cry tears of both pain and laughter with this one. Then go see Wonder Woman.