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Austin’s Mayor Viciously Shuts Down a Wonder Woman-Hating MRA Troll

Boy, bye.


Ever since the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin (followed quickly by their NY location) announced their plans for a women-only screening of Wonder Woman, a small male subset of the internet seems to be competing for Worst Reaction. I’m not sure if he’s the winner, but this man, Richard A. Ameduri, sure is a contender.

Ameduri wrote an email to Austin’s mayor, Steve Adler, in which he threatens to boycott the city over their “sexism” and “pandering.” The letter is typical Red Pill nonsense, complete with the “I don’t hate women” claim. (He just “[hates] their rampant hypocrisy and the hypocrisy of the ‘women’s movement.'” Cool, glad we got that sorted out.) He hits the MRA bingo with complaints about makeup (false advertising!), women not serving in combat, female athletes being “second class,” and a lack of female inventors. “Name something invented by a woman!” he demands.

He also claims that “The notion of a woman hero is a fine example of women’s eagerness to accept the appearance of achievement without actual achievement.” I’m not going to spend too long trying to figure out exactly what that means.

He writes, “If Austin does not host a men only counter event, I will never visit Austin and will welcome it’s [sic] deteriorati on [also sic].” Big threat, right? He ends, though, by telling the Mayor, “Don’t bother to respond because I am sure your cowardice will generate nothing worth reading.”

Oh boy, was he wrong.

The Mayor published Ameduri’s letter, along with the response he sent back.

“Dear Mr. Ameduri,” he wrote. “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!”

As for all Ameduri’s examples of women’s inferiority? Adler is so embarrassed for him. “Can you imagine if someone thought that you didn’t know women could serve in our combat units now without exclusion?” he asks. “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.”

Mayor Adler’s play at relating to Ameduri is perfection. “You and I are serious men of substance,” he writes, “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.”

He ends by letting the awful excuse for a human know that “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.”

(via, image: Warner Bros.)

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Vivian Kane (she/her) has a lot of opinions about a lot of things. Born in San Francisco and radicalized in Los Angeles, she now lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband Brock Wilbur and too many cats.