When an Austin, Texas movie theater announced they were holding women-only screenings of “Wonder Woman” in June, leftists went wild with delight.
The Alamo Drafthouse, a theater chain, expanded those screenings to New York and Denver.
Now, the leftist blog Salon has figured out what those with common sense knew all along – holding “woman-only” screenings is both discriminatory and illegal.
"Turns out that when men WHINED about being banned from the screenings, they had a legal point." pic.twitter.com/JPCLuRTTDM
— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) August 9, 2017
Salon grudgingly reported on the theater chain’s apology letter admitting their woman-only screenings violated anti-discrimination laws, writing:
“As it turns out, the complaints have at least some legal merit. Austin city equality codes ban any public accommodation — such as a movie theater — from limiting their services for individuals based on factors including race, color, sex, sexual orientation and gender identification. It’s a situation even Wonder Woman couldn’t fix.”
Salon was promptly roasted for being surprised that discrimination is illegal, when a men-only or straight-only movie theater would immediately draw howls of “discrimination” from the left.
— PaulFrantizek (@FrantizekPaul) August 9, 2017
The left —
Men being literally, illegally excluded: whatevs.
Women and men might have biological differences: OFF WITH HIS HEAD!
— Mark Peters (@MPeters74) August 9, 2017
You mean like everyone with an IQ above 70 on the internet explained to you and the other gender studies majors?
— Bryan Machiavelli🔹 (@geareddev) August 9, 2017
The obvious sexism of the theater chain wasn’t an issue for the left, but Salon at least has been forced to recognize that anti-discrimination laws also can protect straight white men.
Let’s see if the left learns anything before the premiere of Marvel’s “Black Panther,” a film for which leftists have already enthusiastically demanded “all-black” screenings.