Can Wonder Woman Save Us from #Covfefe & Climate Change?
We chose three news items to discuss: covfefe, the Paris Climate Agreement and the new Wonder Woman movie.
How seriously can we take tweets? How seriously can we take those tweets when they come from Donald Trump? We discuss the US President’s tweet of the week and some of the reactions to it.
US President Donald Trump announced that the USA was leaving the Paris Climate Agreement. He was the target of a lot of criticism for this decision. However, some of this criticism came from some unexpected places and people, including many powerful US citizens, politicians and organisations.
An independent cinema, the Alamo Drafthouse cinema in Austin, Texas, announced a girls-only screening of the new movie Wonder Woman. Their website included an announcement: “Apologies, gentlemen, but we’re embracing our girl power and saying ‘No Guys Allowed’ for one special night at the Alamo Ritz.”
The news generated a bizarre amount of online criticism of the decision. Funnily enough, this criticism appeared to only come from men.
An email signed by a ‘Richard A. Ameduri’ was sent to the Austin mayor, Steve Adler. Th email called for men to boycott Austin. We discuss the mayor’s response. We try to count the score of how many men-exclusive things there are versus how many women-exclusive things. We also wonder why a misogynist would assert his ‘right’ to gate crash a all-girl event about girl power.
Steve Adler delivered an impressive reply to the hateful email and the final word went to the cinema…
Thank you to CJ, Peter and Sean for this morning’s discussion!
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