Ladies-only Wonder Woman screenings spark sexism outcry in Texas

Men claim women only Wonder Woman screenings are sexist

Gal Gadot play Wonder Woman

Friday, May 26, 2017

Some men are criticising a cinema for holding women-only Wonder Woman screenings and claiming it is sexist.

The Alamo Drafthouse cinema in Texas said: "“Apologies, gentlemen, but we’re embracing our girl power and saying ‘No Guys Allowed’ for one special night at the Alamo Ritz.

"And when we say ‘People Who Identify As Women Only,’ we mean it. Everyone working at this screening, venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team, will be female.”

The screening will take place on June 6 and it sold out in just under two hours, The Washington Post reported. A second screening was then announced which has also sold out.

Although some men praised the idea of a women-only screening, many commented on the cinema's Facebook page suggesting that the idea was sexist.

One man said: “Very tacky Alamo, “I’m all for equality but having a screening specifically stating it is not inclusive to everyone, is against equality."

The cinema's Facebook account responded to some of the criticism by saying: “This has zip to do with equality. This is a celebration of a character that’s meant a great deal to many women since 1940.”

But other members of the public have also commented saying they enjoyed seeing the complaints, and one described it as showing "fragile masculinity and whining."

Due to the success of ticket sales, other Alamo Drafthouse cinemas in America will also be holding women-only screenings.