A man bought a ticket to the women-only screening of Wonder Woman. The internet reacted.
We all knew this would happen.
Earlier in the week we reported that there were some cinemas holding women-only screenings of Wonder Woman, and how some men had spoken up about how they felt it was completely unfair that this one, particular screening would be gender specific, while the hundreds if not thousands of screenings of the same movie they could attend would mixed gender.
Well, writer Stephen Miller took to twitter to announce that he would be attending this female-only screening, and posted his ticket receipt to prove it:
I have some personal news I'd like to share pic.twitter.com/v9HrOSObBX
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) 26 May 2017
Since posting the tweet, Miller has been practically non-stop active on Twitter, replying to just about anyone who questions his choice.
It basically comes down to "Yes, I'm aware they wanted a women's-only screening, but that's illegal, so I want go to there because I said so."
@redsteeze If it's women only for the night, why do you WANT to be that guy who wants to barge in just because? You can't wait for another one?
— SugarBeth (@SugarBeth00) May 28, 2017
@redsteeze There'll be another showing at the same time you're welcome to. Enjoy your rebooking and dying on the tiniest of hills.
— comrade trump?? (@512gooner) May 28, 2017
— Sam Zimmerman (@Reverend_Freako) May 28, 2017
@redsteeze Kicking u & every other vagina fearing asshole 2 the curb is GREAT for all business.
— Ant Timpson (@Timpson) May 28, 2017
There are literally hundreds of tweets practically identical to the ones above, in which Miller continues to reply to (mostly) angrily asked questions with (mostly) only the vaguest of answers.
Of course, legally speaking, he is entirely correct. The cinema cannot lawfully enforce a gender segregated screening, even if they have requested it be a female only screening themselves.
Morally speaking, his argument of "I bought a ticket to this screening, it's just a movie, so what's the problem here?" is side-stepping the fact that he wilfully bought a ticket to a screening which was requested to be female-only.
The same cinema is showing the same movie at the same time in another screen, but he wanted to go to this one, and if you can think of a good-natured reason for that, please do let us know in the comments below.