That’s right, you read it here first (probably). Back in May, Stephen Miller raised quite a ruckus on social media when he bought an advance ticket to a “women-only” screening of “Wonder Woman” at the Alamo Drafthouse that was set up as a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. (Not wishing to discriminate, it didn’t take long before the theater chain clarified that guests who identified as women were welcome to attend as well.)
Miller took a lot of heat for crashing a women-only event, eventually battling it out online with a civil rights attorney over whether the theater chain’s Brooklyn location could refuse service based on gender or gender identity.
Now, Salon reports that men whining about being excluded from “Wonder Woman” screenings have legitimate legal complaints, and by the tone of the headlines, Salon is not happy about gender discrimination being illegal.
Dang — looks like those women-only “Wonder Woman” screenings were illegal https://t.co/putBug6zJt
— Salon (@Salon) August 8, 2017
Turns out that when men whined about being banned from the screenings, they had a legal point https://t.co/UdNlyioVZO
— Salon (@Salon) August 9, 2017
So, men don’t complain about illegal gender discrimination, they “whine” about being banned. We’ll have to remember that next time. Salon reports:
… the chain has apologized for the screenings in a letter to the city [of Austin]. Drafthouse admitted their advocacy of a film screening for women was in violation of anti-discrimination laws in Austin, Texas. The apology follows an outpouring of dissent from men who claim they felt discriminated against, resulting in two official complaints to be filed with the city.
The theater wrote to the city and claimed it didn’t realize it was in violation of discrimination laws.
Civil Rights violations are illegal? COLOR ME FUCKING SHOCKED. Also, water wet. Also, your site is still trash. https://t.co/VtuqCAzJ81
— There's a?in my ? (@AZackSnyderFilm) August 9, 2017
You mean like everyone with an IQ above 70 on the internet explained to you and the other gender studies majors?
— Bryan Machiavelli? (@geareddev) August 9, 2017
File under?everyone told @Salon but DUH NARRATIVE..
— Literally Not A Nazi (@Mellecon) August 9, 2017
A shame when anti-discrimination laws actually mean what they say.
— Justin Hornburg (@jhornburg01) August 9, 2017
Gee, really? You mean it's against the law to discriminate against 1 particular group of people based on gender and @SALON didn't know that?
— DrFred (@DrFred57) August 9, 2017
LOL! Look who just got woke! See what happens when you lens everything within your narrative? You miss the big picture.
— Rene Hesez (@ReneHesez) August 9, 2017
Only an imbecile would think it's OK to exclude based on sex, race, age. Suddenly the rules the #Left forced on us are no longer the rules?
— Eli Whitney (@WhiteEliWhitney) August 9, 2017
Exclude women: Discrimination and patriarchy!!!
Exclude men: Look at them whining!!
— Christian Vantu (@Van2Productions) August 9, 2017
"Whining" is a weird way to say "concerned about the illegal gender discrimination taking place", Salon.
— Mildly Amused Jiub (@unlovedfetus) August 9, 2017
Just for fun, someone should circulate a memo around Google about how men tend to whine more biologically. Volunteers?
Men sure cry alot for a buncha big, strong, tough guys. https://t.co/jx0SnxgnL1
— Writey McScriberson (@afroSHIRL) August 9, 2017
Jesus Christ, men are insufferable trash. https://t.co/WjDOcvAdsG
— Mrs. Brown (@JoiedeVar) August 8, 2017
I don't know what I want men to get more: perspective, a grip, or the fuck away from me. https://t.co/dIy98qWgTF
— Rowan (@worndowntoys) August 8, 2017
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— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 27, 2017