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You know, it’s really a shame that Warner Bros. has restricted its release of Wonder Woman to a small handful of women-only screenings at one theater chain. It doesn’t exactly make financial sense, either; you’d think they’d want to make as much…What’s that? It’s playing in thousands of theaters around the world with multiple screenings a day, 99.9 percent of which are open to people of any gender? Oh.

In that case, this email sent by one Richard A. Ameduri to the mayor of Austin, Texas simply comes across as ill-informed and bitter. Ameduri think’s it’s just not fair that one out of the thousands of opportunities to see a major studio tentpole superhero film is closed to him, and sees this as typical of the manocidal agenda of the vagpremacist hags who go around castrating men with plans to enjoy the first female-led superhero movie of the modern era in the company of other women:

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 make-up, 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 counter event, I will never visit Austin and will welcome it’s deterioration. And I will not forget that Austin is best known for Charles Whitman. Does Austin stand for gender equality or 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 “women’s movement.” 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.

Richard A. Ameduri

Anyway, mayor Steve Adler, a Democrat who’s been in office since 2015, responded with a detailed rebuttal of Ameduri’s assertion that women have never done anything of note, in a faux-concerned letter giving Ameduri the benefit of the sarcastic doubt:

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.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Adler

Now if someone could inform Mr. Ameduri that his (presumed) boys Alex Jones and Tucker Max are both from Austin—as well as Richard Linklater, Dan Rather, Robert Plant, Willie Nelson, Matthew McConaughey, Terrence Malick, Bill Hicks, Ethan Hawke, Louis Black, Walter Cronkite, Lance Armstrong, and Stone Cold Steve Austin, just to name a few—perhaps he can shed himself of his idea that the only famous man from Austin is the Texas clock tower sniper. It seems to be causing him a lot of distress. Thanks.