Special Event for Women discriminatory?

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Special Event for Women discriminatory?

Postby Unvoiced_Apollo » Thu Jun 1, 6:41 2017

Some men seem to think so:

http://movieweb.com/wonder-woman-all-fe ... le-uproar/

http://movieweb.com/last-jedi-male-only ... executive/

The two links above are how some men are reacting negatively to a Women's only screening of Wonder Woman. They make claims that there would be a problem if a male only screening were offered.

But, that would only be a problem if it was the only type of screening. In this case, this is a special charity event that is taking advantage of the subculture among women, which is different from the subculture among men. It does not interfere with general admission screenings and it isn't even on or before the premiere weekend. It's in the middle of the week, in which most people do not go to see movies. As the charity screenings have mostly sold out, which tells me it's good business sense since the theater will likely get a lot of money from concessions/food customers buy (Alamo has a full dinner menu and bar).

What do you think of such an event? Could a male only screening be just as successful? My main issue with those now asking for such a screening aren't interested in charity. They're just miffed they're not getting something women are getting. And, due to the difference in the male subculture, I really don't see the demand for an all male screening. It just boggles me that this is the "discrimination" They fight against.

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Re: Special Event for Women discriminatory?

Postby Sonic# » Thu Jun 1, 12:57 2017

I think it's a nontroversy because it's a special event that otherwise doesn't interfere with the availability of showtimes even in *that* theater. If it weren't for a few men initially clamoring about it and internet news media then reporting on that, it'd be a non-issue.

Further, it's a nontroversy where everyone concerned got something out of it. The men complaining fed the chip on their shoulder about double-standards and self-validated their impression that they're the victims here, some feminists pointed out the more substantial double-standard that no women are in a Congressional group that will determine how the AHCA will handle women's healthcare, and the Alamo got free and fairly positive national coverage for its brand.

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Re: Special Event for Women discriminatory?

Postby DarkOne » Thu Jun 1, 12:59 2017

It feels unnecessary. There's a time and a place where women-only spaces are appropriate or even necessary to provide support and safety. Maybe this is my privilege talking, but a screening for a Wonder Woman movie hardly warrants this type of safety net. Yes, women-only spaces are absolutely discriminatory, but they are justified if they provide a marginalized population with a benefit, service or advantage they have been denied because of their marginal status. I just don't see the greater benefit in enforcing the exclusivity in this particular case. So meh.

I think public events should be equally accessible. I didn't link-surf, so didn't see any details about it being a benefit or a charity event. If this is a private event in a public place of business, then it's gray area.

Also, I don't think "because it makes business sense" is a enough justification for doing or not doing something. It makes business sense to deny free basic medical services to people who can't afford to pay for them -- that doesn't mean we should run with that...

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Re: Special Event for Women discriminatory?

Postby rowan » Thu Jun 1, 13:10 2017

You think that my watching Wonder Woman without being surrounded by a bunch of dudes doesn't qualify as "support"?

I would totally go to a women-only screening. I thought it was a bar though, I was super excited about there being beer (and a bit bummed it wasn't local).

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Re: Special Event for Women discriminatory?

Postby DarkOne » Thu Jun 1, 13:36 2017

Sure, it's support, but I think we'd still be alright and nearly as safe if we *had* to watch Wonder Woman next to the dudes.

And there IS booze... It's one of those theaters with a food and drinks a menu where they bring it to your seat.

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Re: Special Event for Women discriminatory?

Postby Amuro » Sat Jun 3, 22:09 2017

Yeah I think this is discrimination it doesn't matter that there other screenings for men or that are open to everyone wouldn't that be separate but equal. All in all I just think this a stupid dumb idea and I can't think of any reason why a non white person would go. If your white go ahead and go but if you are non white why would you go to a place where everyone isn't welcome or allowed to or participate in separate but equal.

I've been living abroad for a few years someone invited me but to their church they seemed like a nice person. But the law in the country I live says that foreigners cannot proselytize and people can only worship in state church's so this is not a state church that I was being invited to. The government allows this non state church to exist as long as only foreigners go to this church no citizens. So I can't comfortably got to this church or anywhere where most people aren't welcome.

For me even participating in anything like this would leave a bad taste in my mouth. My grandparents and even my father lived under Jim Crow laws so I won't touch this with a fifty foot pole.

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Re: Special Event for Women discriminatory?

Postby lexiewalt » Mon Jun 26, 3:56 2017

Well I'm glad that, for people here, a women-only screening of "Wonder Woman" is their greatest annoyance!!

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