Don Cheadle defends women-only screenings of 'Wonder Woman'

| Updated: May 31, 2017 16:24 IST

New Delhi [India], May 31 (ANI): So a 'Marvel' character has come to the rescue of a 'DC' movie. Don Cheadle, who plays 'War Machine' in the Marvel cinematic Universe, defended the women-only screenings of the upcoming 'Wonder Woman' movie, by giving a befitting reply to all the men who labeled the screenings as sexist. The actor took to Twitter and wrote, "An all women screening of 'Wonder Woman' pits men against women? How?" thereby asking a Twitter user who spoke sarcastically about how we need more division in America. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">An all women screening of Wonder Woman pits men against women? How? <a href="https://t.co/zAYLEJcRBV">https://t.co/zAYLEJcRBV</a></p>&mdash; Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) <a href="https://twitter.com/DonCheadle/status/869553640402436097">May 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Everything in biz has an angle. But this one is a least cool. &quot;Women, front of the line, please. You too, Melania. No, really. It&#39;s ok...&quot; <a href="https://t.co/rqn1jneYws">https://t.co/rqn1jneYws</a></p>&mdash; Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) <a href="https://twitter.com/DonCheadle/status/869567756877799424">May 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The movie was made to appeal to EVERYBODY WORLDWIDE! That&#39;s how our biz works! It&#39;s a few screenings. Good for them. You should ???????????? <a href="https://t.co/XN61M8szwu">https://t.co/XN61M8szwu</a></p>&mdash; Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) <a href="https://twitter.com/DonCheadle/status/869559685652684800">May 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> He continued to tweet about the backlash, writing about institutional sexism and why a men-only screening is not a rational response. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The fact that it was Superman would make it Stupidman. Sexism is institutional. No special screenings necessary for that moniker to stick. <a href="https://t.co/W4UA7UEPdD">https://t.co/W4UA7UEPdD</a></p>&mdash; Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) <a href="https://twitter.com/DonCheadle/status/869558427416121345">May 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> The actor also praised one Twitter user's idea not only to support the women-only screenings but also to charge only 85 percent of the full ticket price for women, "to reflect gender wage disparity". The 'House of Lies' star made an incredibly poignant point about one user's accusations that this is some kind of double standard. He wrote, "A double standard presupposes equal footing. This ain't that." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">That&#39;s a thimble deep analogy. And a double standard presupposes equal footing. This ain&#39;t that. <a href="https://t.co/babyaR313J">https://t.co/babyaR313J</a></p>&mdash; Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) <a href="https://twitter.com/DonCheadle/status/869560232120246273">May 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">You guys really have to stop with this stupid analogy. It&#39;s apples to carburetor parts. <a href="https://t.co/mJnjq1H6BU">https://t.co/mJnjq1H6BU</a></p>&mdash; Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) <a href="https://twitter.com/DonCheadle/status/869575430885359618">May 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> It should be noted that, men-only screening requests have popped up amidst the outrage that movie theater chain Drafthouse invited women to a women-only screening of 'Wonder Woman' in Austin, Texas. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Boom <a href="https://t.co/drc0EpShPv">https://t.co/drc0EpShPv</a></p>&mdash; Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) <a href="https://twitter.com/DonCheadle/status/869559777059196929">May 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> The screenings sold out quickly and the theater expanded it to other cities across the U.S., including New York. (ANI)
iocl