Don Cheadle Tells Men Upset About 'Women-Only' Wonder Woman Screenings to Sit Down

May 31, 2017 at 1:15 p.m. ET
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Women on the internet can take a little bit of a breather because Marvel's War Machine, aka Don Cheadle, is pushing back at men who think it's sexist to have women-only screenings of Wonder Woman.

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Ever since theaters started jumping on the idea of holding women-only screenings of the new Wonder Woman movie, men of the internet have been just aghast at the unfairness of allowing a marginalized gender to occupy a space of its own for roughly two full hours. It's almost like it doesn't feel very good not to be able to freely exist in any space you damn well please, huh, men?

Women — and a few men — have been hard at work taking on trolls and trying to explain why only allowing those who identify as female to attend select screenings is not sexist or wrong. In their opinion, men should really just buy tickets to a different screening and move on with their lives. Now, one of the more visible men getting involved in this fight against faux-outrage is Cheadle, who responded to a number of tweets and eviscerated the negative arguments against these women-only screenings.

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Don Cheadle tweets about Wonder Woman
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Don Cheadle tweets about Wonder Woman
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Cheadle goes on and on in his Twitter feed, picking apart arguments by trolls, and it's some welcome assistance in trying to educate the misogyny out of people who are railing against the Wonder Woman screenings.

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But before we get too excited about Cheadle championing this cause, let's consider something really important here: It's been nearly a week since news broke of the women-only screenings and that entire time women have been on Twitter making the same arguments in favor of women-only screenings that Cheadle is currently making right now. The fact that he's getting recognition in headlines for the work women have already been doing for days is a prime example of the institutionalized sexism he points out over and over in his tweets. So, in other words, there's still so much work to do. Cheadle, we hope you're in this for the long haul.