Mayor Steve Adler sides with Wonder Woman (and women) in screening dispute

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One thing everyone in Austin knows is that you can count on Mayor Steve Adler to protect the underdog. He is always there to fight for new low income housing for Austinites who are being pushed out by gentrification. Mayor Adler has also fought to build a new shelter to protect the many homeless citizens who have no place to be safe from the cold winter nights or call home. And, Super Mayor Adler will swoop in to protect anybody attacked by a misogynistic, malicious bigot who attacks women over a private showing of “Wonder Woman” at Austin based Alamo Drafthouse.

On May 26th Mayor Adler received this e-mail from an individual named Richard A. Ameduri:

“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 its deterioration. 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.”

Obviously Mr. Amenduri did not realize who he was dealing with. Mayor Adler posted the following to his official website (link) in response:

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

You see you don’t mess around with Super Mayor Steve Adler because as we say in Texas “He’s a man to be reckoned with”. Mayor Adler is truly a man of the people and for the people. He is a Mayor’s Mayor and will soon be battling Governor Abbott and the state of Texas in court to fight for undocumented immigrants everywhere and defeat SB4 the unconstitutional “Sanctuary City – Show Me Your Papers Bill.” Steve Adler is a man you always want on your side because you know he’ll always be on the right side of history!

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