We’ve all heard about the latest controversy to surround Austin-
well when I say controversy, I mean a bunch of whiny men got in a tantrum over something because they weren’t included. Yes, this is the story of how an Austin-based theatre chain Alamo Drafthouse scheduled screenings of DC’s latest superhero movie Wonder Women which were just for women and several men had hissy fits about it, claiming that women wanting to do things just for them are sexist. Boo hoo.
One such man went as far to write a letter to the Mayor of Austin Steve Adler that voiced all his complaints.
The letter writer, who called himself as Richard A. Ameduri, wanted a male boycott of the entire city of Austin and made several sexist remarks about women, calling them “a second rate gender” and claiming that everything great in the world had been accomplished by men. Things of course like this letter…
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 makeup, 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 counterevent, I will never visit Austin and will welcome its deterioration. And I will not forget that Austin is best known for Charles Whitman. Does Austin stand forgender equalityor 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 “piwomen’s movement.” Women do not wantgender equality; they want more for women. Don’t bother to respond because I am sure your cowardice will generate nothing worth reading.
However, despite the author’s insistence, Steve Adler did reply and he posted both this letter and his reply on his website.
His response completely crushed this piece of blatant misogyny and did it in such an eloquent way too.
Dear Mr. Ameduri,
I am writing to alert you that your email account has been hacked by an unfortunate and unusually hostile individual. Please remedy your account’s security right away, lest this person’s uninformed and sexist rantings give you a bad name. After all, we men have to look out for each other!
Can you imagine if someone thought that you didn’t know women could serve in our combat units now without exclusion? 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? And I hesitate to imagine how embarrassed you’d be if someone thought you were upset that a private business was realizing a business opportunity by reserving one screening this weekend for women to see a superhero movie.
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.
Hopefully, that stellar response was enough to send that troll back under whatever rock he crawled out from. You go Steve Adler- you’re the kind of man we really need in this world.