Sunday, May 28, 2017

"Guy Buys Movie Ticket, Internet Outraged"

Via Twitter:  A Brooklyn movie theater recently scheduled a special screening of Wonder Woman open only to women. Cinema/dining chain Alamo Drafthouse said on their website, “Apologies, gentlemen, but we’re embracing our girl power and saying ‘No Guys Allowed’ for several special shows at the Alamo Downtown Brooklyn. And when we say ‘Women (and people who identify as women) only,’ we mean it.”

Movie fan (and my Conservatarians podcast partner-in-crime) Stephen Miller decided he wanted to see a new superhero flick, so he bought a ticket online. Upon sharing this rather mundane act, the Internet exploded, as is its wont.
Of course, there were thousands more entertaining tweets, but their ubiquitous profanity violates Ricochet’s Code of Conduct. To each attack, Miller stressed he has no interest in making a scene; he just wants to sit down and watch Wonder Woman.
Of course, his calmness created even more outrage. A.V. Club writer William Hughes wrote the first of sure to be many think-pieces on this calumny:
As Miller has delighted in telling people irritated by his decision—in that “I am speaking calmly, so you must be the [expletive]” tone so beloved by internet trolls—there’s nothing illegal about purchasing a ticket to a screening. That argument does, though, gloss over the fact that, while barging into a space you’ve been asked to stay out of just because that request made you feel briefly tiny and weak doesn’t make you a criminal, it does make you an insecure piece of [expletive].”
After years of progressives demanding that businesses bake cakes and open bathrooms, it’s cathartic to see them reverse their position when it offends their consciences. Miller is offering them a minor, even friendly, clinic on the brave new world they have created.
And I’m sure he’ll provide a thorough review of the screening when he returns to our podcast.

(Link to the whole thing)

11 comments:

Trooper York said...

So that means I can have my own drinking fountain again?

Just asking for a friend.

Trooper York said...

The thing is this movie is going to flop. Female Superhero movies just suck. It will make no money overseas. It will be luck if it makes back half of the costs of production and promotion.

Chip Ahoy said...

Top trolling.

Lem said...

An Alinski upgrade.

edutcher said...

They can dish it out...

Leland said...

So bakery's just need to claim teh gay is violating their safe space? For certain, a lot more journo-lists are going to learn the effect of violating safe spaces and triggering.

Chip Ahoy said...

Unrelated.

Want to hear something odd? Goes like this: The sign for "Jerusalem" in ASL is "J-town" or "Jew-town."

Now that's just plain rude.

We really do need to ask Israelites how they say their own name and then use those. Because all these signs are rude stereotypes and they're unfit for modern language. It's embarrassing.

I like the new signs for "Japan" and for "China." The new signs are a lot better than the old ones that put initial letters at the corner of the eyes.

Except the new sign for "Russia" is worse than the old one. The old one referred to a skirt, a two handed sign that puts both hands at the hips, uncool, and the new sign pantomimes wiping vodka from the lips and flicking drops to the side. And that's even more stereotypical and even more rude.

The new sign for "Japan" makes signing "Big in Japan" more eloquent because "Large" and "Japan" are so nearly alike.

Leland said...

Chip, that's rude? It seems to be recognizing that the town is theirs, rather than some other group that might claim it for themselves despite little history.

ampersand said...

Tweeter should change his name to Ben Dover Grabitaginski.

ampersand said...

Sounds like a theater stunt to get anyone to see this flick.

Sixty Grit said...

Or those who identify as women.