Man Throws Tantrum Over Women-Only ‘Wonder Woman’ Screenings, Austin Mayor Pens Brilliant Response

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Steve Adler, the Mayor of Austin, TX, received an email on May 26th from a man named Richard A. Ameduri. Outraged by a local movie theater’s decision to offer a few women-only screenings of ‘Wonder Woman’, Ameduri’s ignorance-fueled rant opens with him calling on “every man” to “boycott Austin,” and continues with his truly priceless views on women, “the second rate gender.” Concerned by what he was reading, Mayor Adler took the time to respond… and it’s brilliant in all its delicious snark.

From Mayor Adler’s site

On May 26, 2017, the Mayor received this email:

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 deteriorati on. 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

Today he responded:

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

  • Sandra Sullivan

    Absolutely brilliant!

  • marytg

    does he know a woman gave birth to this man, loved him feed him, dressed him, sent him off to school clean. I guess he thinks his mother is like dirt under his feet. Maybe he should look up the history of women in the world

  • Lee Ensminger

    Richard A. Ameduri, my congratulations; You’ve. Been. Owned. And, incidentally, you’re an idiot.

  • The Truth Hurts

    Obamacare don’t cover that sick burn.

  • Rinnella Levett

    Oh the heat from that response has warmed up my unseasonably cold day

  • Debi Franklin

    Has Mr Ameduri served in combat? Is he an Olympic athlete? Has he ever invented something, anything? Be proud of your own achievements and accomplishments (if you have any). But don’t think that just because you’re male (notice please I did not refer to you as a man, as I have too much respect for real men) that you personally have the right to claim superiority just because of your gender. Your silly rant makes it clear that you are superior to no one.

  • lilmikey_ab

    Great reply to what is obviously one sexist person… maybe they don’t want him to visit Austin

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