Two Kitties, One Cup - #33

Always Open: Two Kitties, One Cup - #33

Join Barbara Dunkelman, Patrick Matthews, Bethany Feinstein, and Mariel Salcedo as they discuss Women Only movie screenings, predictions about the future, being someone else, and a question about a suspicious fiance! This episode is sponsored by MeUndies (http://bit.ly/2oqytsJ) and MVMT (http://bit.ly/2g6rLUx)

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  • netflixandkill FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    "But back in the old days there used to be men only things like jobs!" Yes, there were. We outlawed that because it was wrong. Sexism is wrong. Doing the exact same thing and saying "they started it!" is a child's rationalization. 

  • ZebbraFries FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Ayyy, I've seen the movie Mariel was talking about. It was a hella weird movie...

  • xeitgeixt

    2 months ago

    Lol I'm wearing the exact same socks as Mariel atm

  • RJ_James FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I love episodes with Patrick simply because of how in love with him I am.

  • cantab1611 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    For the question abt the texts w/ the fiance, i think you also have to recognize that the dude has a right to have friends aswell, like they said they need to talk but i do think that it's unfair to expect a person to end a friendship they've developed bc of their partners jealousy issues. Maybe pull back, but the person w/ jealousy issues needs to work on that, bc end of the day they clearly dont genuinely trust their partner. 

  • Webbling FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    (I am male) In my opinion nothing should be separated by gender anymore and we should instead focus on becoming a more complete society. Stop blaming current generations for gender issues in the past. It's like blaming white millennials for America's slavery in the 1800's.

  • janas FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Coming from someone who thinks that men have to face sexism just like women do but in different ways, having a women only screening is the last thing to worry about. The Toxic masculinity men are raised with are far worse than a simple screening of a movie and I don't think we should be focusing on this when men grow up thinking they can't have/show emotions or do simple silly things like pursue body hygiene because it's considered "too feminine" and they'll be shamed for doing them. Which, psychologically speaking, does a lot of damage to men. Feminists who think women should be superior to men aren't real feminists but this isn't what we should be focusing on especially considering the harassment women face at superhero movie screenings by men who question whether or not they're "real fans" simply because they're women.

  • Tozafa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I completely disagree with their argument regarding the Wonder Woman screening.Yeah, sure a lot of things were "men only" before, but it is okay for "women only" stuff now??? Equality doesn't work that way I'm afraid.

    • BraddonDent FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      The "men only things" include altering the course of society without the say of a entire subsection that make up half of it. That group hanging out for 2 hours doesn't really compare. It's like a straight person complaining about not being allowed into a gay bar.

  • AbstractSpaces FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I don't think the women only screening is a big deal or even damaging to anyone, but I think it does highlight a certain hypocrisy that's worth noting. If there was a men's only screening for something, would any women get upset? Probably. And even if men have the advantage most of the time, making something unequal in the other direction isn't a solution. This one instance is pretty meaningless, but if someone thinks it's right to counter sexism by replacing it with sexism in the other direction, that's a mindset we shouldn't be accepting of. I think the fact that this mindset seemed to be showing itself is what upset people, not the actual screening itself.

  • Mondlicht FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Tech-Priest of the 535

    2 months ago

    There is so much intolerance in these comments on both side of a number of issues discussed in the episode. 

    The level of dismissal of peoples personal experience and opinions by seemingly experts on the human condition is disheartening. Especially from a community that is typically better informed and more supportive than the average. 

    I didn't agree with everything but still loved the episode. Keep doing what you do :)

  • Nick-ilicious141 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Poor insecure guys who don't get to go to the female screening. It's not like every screening is for women, just one, in one city, for the first modern female superhero movie. I love marvel but I'm looking at my bluray collection of Ironman 1 through Cap: Civil War and none of them feature women, except Black Widow and Scarlet Witch who didn't get their own movies."Meninists" seriously need to chill out. Blaine hit it on the head with his video.

    • Jedonai FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      There were close to a dozen in half a dozen cities. 

    • charlizetheron FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold (Lara)

      2 months ago

      Preach! It's interesting that as soon as a man can't see ONE screening of a movie (not the movie itself, just a screening of it) that they're immediately being oppressed. God forbid one day that they go through anything else women go through on a daily basis.

  • Phatnaru FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Was looking forward to the podcast...

    Immediately turned it off after the "too bad they don't have something that's for men only, like voting" comment. 


    I've heard enough of this garbage in my life that I refuse to listen to it again EVEN if it is just in jest.


    A lot of women have been discriminated against in their past, and many of you get together and exchange stories and think that's how the world is, but you need to keep in mind that the world is a vast place, and many women, still upset about inequalities in their time, have taken it out on young boys of the next generation. 


    I am one of the many men that have experienced discrimination for BEING a man. I recognize that it isn't like this everywhere, but it is unbelievably infuriating when people act like the equal right movement wasn't enough and that women of today STILL deserve more for what their mothers and grandmothers went through.

    • horsie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      I understand the frustration, especially if you are younger and can't see that being male is still an advantage. The women of today are not getting "more", even in places like the US. There's still a wage gap, for example. Or that birth control is viewed as a women's responsibility? The fact that you "refuse to listen"... do yourself a favor and stop that.


      You're hurt because what? They joked about equality? Do you not think that they also have to deal with jokes on the reverse? Cause guarantee they do! If the worst discrimination you have to deal with, is hearing people talk about men discriminating them? Dude you're set. 

    • Phatnaru FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Being male is far from an advantage. Take, for example, the countless females in my highschool that got worse grades than myself, but were given full-rides through college based on affirmative action scholarships, that only exist so people can close this "wage gap" as quickly as possibly. The wag gap only exists because of how recent (relatively speaking) that the women's rights movement was. Those kind of changes don't show statistical results until several generation in the future. This isn't because women don't have the chance to make the same amount; it's because many women CHOOSE not too. There is a greater percentage of women that chose to be stay-at-home or that choose to not work to honor their parents, whom were raised in a bygone era. 


      The very fact that the pay gap is so small after half a century, shows that there are efforts in place to tilt the scales in FAVOR of young women. Everything I've experienced growing up on serves to further prove this. It is illegal to not hire a woman because of her gender, and you can be sued a great deal if you are caught doing so. At the same time, employers are encouraged to hire women over men, because, they get benefits, grants, and tax write-offs. 


      As for birth control, I do think that should be the responsibility of the individual. Men are responsible for buying and using condoms and women are responsible for buying and taking the pill. If a pregnancy should occur, it is the responsibility for both the man and the woman to provide for the child (or both chip in for an abortion if you agree with that). At no point should the government step in on this process. It's the same thing as expecting the government to pay for your bypass surgery because you couldn't stop scarfing down large pizzas. That said, having been a product of divorce where child support was a hot-button topic, I am in strong favor of child-support starting at conception (with the right to refund if there is an abortion) and that the man should pay 75% of it until 1 month after the birth after which it becomes an even 50% split.


      As for the "refuse to listen" part. I HAVE listened. I have listened to it all my life. I've heard all the points and arguments a million times over, and, no, the joke aspect of it doesn't offend me, and that is not the discrimination that I'm talking about. However, the joke brings back some very bad memories of times that I have been belittled, ignored, mistreated, and assumed upon in the past.

  • alienXcow24 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Reading the comments i noticed most people dont understand  that Fair is not Equal. Also every man is not a sexist slob and women are not all feminist, everyone needs to calm down and understand that this happened in one location for one screening. who cares, buy a different ticket.

    • Jedonai FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Equality means that they cannot discriminate based on gender. Which is what we are complaining about. Fairness is what they use to argue that it is excusable. Women were discriminated against in the past and still have someth things today where they are facing discriminations, therefore it fair to discriminate against men with this event.

  • PepperG FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I hate to be this shitty of a person... but... blue is a primary color. You can't make blue with other colors. The color between red and purple is more red and purple. Again I suck and I'm sorry but yea..

  • Flynoceros FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    By their own admission (35:30), half of the cast can't tell the time...

  • charlizetheron FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold (Lara)

    2 months ago

    I really appreciate a show like Always Open existing, especially in a community like this where people hold such differing opinions to those I hold. I appreciate that I can see myself in ladies like Barbara, Mariel, Bethany, Mica, Ashley, Jessica, and Lindsay. It's important to me to surround myself with powerful women, especially in the content I watch. I appreciate that this show represents smart and hilarious ladies and the men that support them. Thank you guys for making this show!


    It's kind of surprised me that so many RT fans would be outraged towards the Wonder Woman screening. A lot of people are pointing out the fact that women would be equally as outraged if "Men Only" screenings were held for films, which is a flawed and very telling opinion. IF Men Only screenings were held for a movie, say like Captain America, to celebrate the fact that the protagonist of the film is a male, it would be basically made redundant since we all would be saying "What's the point, every superhero movie includes a male protagonist." There is absolutely ZERO lack of representation of male superhero protagonists in the comic book/superhero movie universe, let alone anywhere else in pop culture. The point of having a women only screening is to celebrate the fact that women are finally being able to see representation of their own gender as a protagonist in a blockbuster superhero film. I understand that its hard for guys to see the importance in this, since when have white men ever had a lack of representation on screen? There is no harm in holding these screenings - men can still see the film. Having a women's screening of Wonder Woman in no way creates an inequality between men and women that doesn't already exist. In fact, it is trying to create equality between men and women by celebrating females being badasses and being represented in roles that are traditionally portrayed by men.


    I do agree with Barbara that the phrasing of "WOMEN ONLY" may seem a little bit aggressive, but they're literally. just. words. It changes nothing of the context, atmosphere and most importantly, the significance of a movie like Wonder Woman being as successful as it is. I work at a cinema and we hold nights called "Girl's Night Out" every month and show films like Fifty Shades, Bad Moms, and Beauty and the Beast, and we have literally zero backlash. We host around 50 women in two cinemas and offer a service similar to that of Alamo's, and it goes well. It's just so baffling to me why it has caused such a backlash in this community.

    • czarmorte FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      It is nice to have a show with different opinions, but some things can be rather polarizing. I personally had no problem with the idea of a women only showing - it's not as if all showings of the movie kept men out (and I believe a man or two did get into the woman-only showing anyways). My main problem came from how many comments I saw of women being flat out sexist and misandrous towards men about it. It's just like my main problem with many vocal feminists - they aren't actually feminists but man-haters instead. So I guess what I'm saying is I got more upset over how people justified treating others like shit because at one point we were not treated well. Two wrongs don't make things right. 


      Wonder Woman was a great movie too. I hope we get more diversity in main characters in the future as well. 

    • fergs742 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fergs742

      2 months ago

      The issue is that small acts like this set a bad precedent that trying to balance some sort of injustice is a logical way to achieve equality.

      And if the goal is to simply go out and watch the movie with the girls then do that, but why does it need to be special, it makes it seem divisive not constructive. I get encouraging girls to go out an see a bad ass female lead but there are so many different things that they could have done to get this out to a female audience which didn't feel to some men as shutting them out or trying to right some wrong (they probably weren't responsible for). 


      Also the reason this film cultivated such a reaction was because the comic book genre was fuelled by predominately males in its glory days and there is still a bit of a tip toward males with this sort of content and to try and segregate a majority (this was probably not the intention but it was a perceived one, which I'm sure you can kinda see?) of your community alienates them! 

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    • Phatnaru FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Sure, if the same thing happened for a male superhero, it WOULD be redundant, but that's not the point. The point is that having a male only ANYTHING these days is seen as sexist and unfair. 


      The reason why people are getting upset is that there is a growing double standard for the sexes. While most double standards are knocked back down before they have a chance to grow, the one that divides the sexes has used the excuse of past injustices to continue growing. People are seeing this rapid growth and it is scaring them.

  • Phoenix512 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I'm a guy and just wonder why men would bitch about an all-woman screening especially it's just one screening out of 10-20s screenings. I can see it being a problem if all the screenings were all-women but it was just one so who cares because I don't.

    • Phatnaru FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Because everywhere I look I see affirmative action designed to punish men for their fathers being on top in the past

  • Lloyd_Edgar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Lloyd Edgar

    2 months ago

    Equality doesn't mean getting back at men for having the priority in the past, it's about being equal from here on out. Saying 'it's just a two hour screening, lighten up' is just silly, because if Batman came out with a 'men only screening' feminists would be tearing down walls.

  • janas FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I think the problem with men arguing that a women's only screening is discrimination is that they completely ignored the fact that Wonder Woman is one of the first female fronted superhero movies in a sea full of white male superhero movies. This really puts into perspective how men love to cry about every little detail and then don't say anything when it comes to actual discrimination that affects half the world. You want us to fight for equality for men but you're silent as soon as it's not about you anymore.

    • fergs742 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fergs742

      2 months ago

      Just to make the point that the majority of major superhero characters are male, the industry was founded on a strong male basis (maybe this is based on some patriarchal system or it is based on a biological disposition to that media for males or its just cause dudes liked that shit back then and now even more people do which is dope). Either way it was a medium developed to cater for men predominantly as it was them who were reading them. This means that the charters we all know and love from the past are more likely to be male (statistics) and god damn am i exited to see a wonder woman film cause she's bad ass as fuck. But if we keep identifying that this is all about gender and making it a big thing...it stays a big fucking thing, if you don't give shit attention it doesn't deserve then it won't happen...if we don't try and 'balance the scales' or 'well you were doing it 30 years ago' then we progress...we move on...we don't get stuck in the past and these problems become less of an issue until they are all but phased out...

      Im sorry to go off the rails and rant a bit but its a logical line of argument. 

      Also to address your point in the last sentence please read my comment which is two bellow this one...there are many cases of 'feminist' groups fighting for 'equality' through being silent about issues effecting men and in some cases trying to make it so their voices can be heard (there are assholes on both sides...don't generalise)

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  • xXJoggyXx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Jesus  Bethany Feinstein has the personality of a spoon, smile or show some emotion for god sake. Actually feel sorry Patrick i would not wan to work for her at all.

    • Dr_Jirou_Takahashi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Jirou Takahashi

      2 months ago

      dont get me started

    • Bethany FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      I've talked to some pretty great spoons in my day so I'll take it as a compliment! 

    • Dubyagib

      2 months ago

      I always struck her as more of a spork gal.

  • fergs742 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fergs742

    2 months ago

    In the interest of fairness why don't they talk about how it is unreasonable that there was and has been a very tight ban in some place's of the movie 'The Red Pill' about mens rights activists? Wouldn't it be just as logical to say that people should just calm down and live with it and it shouldn't have to matter to them if the movie was showing you don't have to see it? 


  • Russtafar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Russ

    2 months ago

    Christ it was just a gimmick showing. Its essentially the first female superhero, its a big thing. It was just themed to the event. Grow up you lot.

  • RaidenUzumaki FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold #Otaku4Life

    2 months ago

    Barbara's outfit is amazing this episode. I would love to know where she bought that top. Would be a great gift. 

  • godfatherrules FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I'm 41 and retired. I also know my future. If I don't get a kidney transplant in the next 4or 5 years I'll most likely be dead. So there's that.

  • mitzt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Boop!

    2 months ago

    For that Wonder Woman screening thing I can sort of understand the sentiment that it is discriminatory but it's also such a minor thing (seriously, one specific screening at a theater that does tons of screening gimmicks) that I honestly couldn't give two shits since it wasn't preventing anyone from being able to see the film. If anything, the fact that it sold out should be enough reason for Alamo to do another so more ladies can enjoy something like that. I'm sure that would be a fun experience for any women who have never been able to do anything as gender-neutral as watching a film in the presence of only other women. To draw a parallel I think it would be an equally acceptable thing to hold an all-black screening for a film like Selma considering the content of that film. Part of why people go to films is to experience them in the presence of an audience and having an audience and wait staff that consists entirely of people from the same demographic as yourself can be appealing.


    Holy shit Patrick's guide to taking a good dick pic is hilarious. And oh shit, Max Krumpcake got married? Good for you Max!


    As with every sex-pertise question the first answer is always to communicate with your significant other. In this case, if Anonymous's SO is sincerely deleting messages because they concern things that are personal to the girl, then I think Anonymous should be able to be trusted with that info as well because, IMO any significant commitment to a relationship means that all parties respect the people in each others' lives enough to keep that information between themselves while being able to communicate their ideas to each other as if they were the inner monologue of the other(s). At the same time if this is the case, Anonymous's SO should also be able to be honest with that friend and let her know that he/she will share that info with Anonymous with the same level of respect for privacy.


    If, however, Anonymous's SO is deleting those messages because the third party is attracted to the SO, then they are deceiving Anonymous. I've always felt in discussions like this or when sex with robots becomes cheating, it all comes down to whether someone feels like they need to hide and deceive their partner about it because different people are accepting of their SOs doing different things. If you cannot be honest with your partner about whatever your are doing, that is a problem. Whether the problem is for you or your SO depends on you but any good relationship needs to allow for full honesty between everyone involved. Barbara nailed if when she said trust your instincts. I've been cheated on before in the only significant relationship that I've been in and I was having suspicions for months before I found out for certain; I just didn't want to believe it was true.

    Thus concludes another shitty-drunk reaction-comment from me. Love you guys! <3

  • dog_full_of_lupus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    These comments are so retarded. It wasnt discrimination you dipshits. It was just a themed showing. jesus christ these fucking alt right neckbeards are so stupid.

    • AdamFlanders FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      I can tell that you are willing to have an honest conversation about your thoughts on the matter and salute you for that. 

    • M19A85T FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      dog_full_of_lupus - You don't understand the current climate that's your problem! Why Men 

      are really frustrating right now due to Men's Rights issues, it's not us it's you.

  • emannbyrdie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Anybody else notice how they all decided that Anonymous's significant other is a guy and Anonymous is a woman even though they specifically only used neutral terms? Just thought it was interesting. This is totally too deep for a random comment, but it just goes to show how heteronormative our society is, that a group of open-minded people, half of whom are gay, still automatically drew those conclusions without mentioning it. 


    I don't mean this as an attack on any of them. I'm gay myself, and I've noticed myself making the same assumptions, so I just figured I'd point it out.

    • Phatnaru FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Wrong. They often consider that. Not to mention, it is completely normal and expected for society to be "heteronormative" considering that every single person out there is born with a father and a mother.

    • O9bz3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Similar thing happened last week but i think its not all of them assuming it. I think one person asks or not definitively states the genders and the other subconsciously accept that as what was being said in the original message. 

      You might be right though, as our society has been heteronormative for thousands of years and change takes a long time, especially for society and we're only just seeing it begin for major equality

  • M19A85T FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    This Video just proves Join Barbara Dunkelman, Patrick Matthews, Bethany Feinstein, and Mariel Salcedo and Blaine Gibson just don't get what's going on in the current climatet involving Modern Day Feminism what it really stands for and means if they did would see why Guys are so frustrated

    About Wonder Women! 

  • IronChefKevin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Occasionally cool

    2 months ago

    I first had sex ed in 4th grade, and I proceed to have a sex ed class every year following until 10th grade. I feel like after that I should be a lot better at sex than I am, oh well

  • Rainmaker709 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Since the point seemed to go over your head entirely, no discrimination is OK. I don't care if it is based off of Race, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, or GENDER. Was it that big of a deal? There were other showings and other theaters so no, not really. However just as the Black Panthers are as equally messed up as the KKK, discrimination of one group does not become OK simply because they were the group historical discriminating. To say otherwise and to not even acknowledge the fundamental issue was highly disappointing. If it was just a discount or the like then it would have been less offensive but anytime a business prevents someone from entering and event based off of something that is a product of how they were born and something that they CANNOT change should never be normalized in a modern society. 


    I thought that this group would have understood that better than most as they tend to span a broader demo than most. 

    • saltybird FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Lord forbid women get to sit in a theater without men inside for 2 hours. I seem to recall Magic Mike having almost 98% women in every showing at the theater I worked at and no one was crying about that movie which was clearly geared toward straight/bi women and gay/bi men. I understand the theater didn't say "No men allowed" but it was implied that MM was not a straight men/gay female friendly show which is isolating for those groups is it not? I think we as a society understand the difference between the KKK and other extreme hate groups and women being invited to a female only viewing of a movie.

    • M19A85T FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Guys are just fed up with Feminists telling us all how every time Men do some thing like have a Male only screening we'er terrible people and we should be treating Women better but when the shoe is on the other foot hence the Wonder Women, Women only screening men get Angry, Annoyed or Frustrated. New-Wave Feminism is Cancer. 

    • HeyW00dYahBl0wMe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      I know I'm going to get flamed for this, but can we at least all agree it's really not a big deal? 

    • Rainmaker709 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      @saltybird  And if you read the comment I did say that it wasn't really that big of a deal. The point was that Yes it was discrimination and that it is not OK to normalize discrimination even if it was such a small issue that it really should not have received national attention. I will admit that it is a slippery slope argument but as generations of women who have fought for the rights that we now enjoy will tell you, that is how it starts. Personally I am in a minority and if this was against me I wouldn't probably say anything is it is really not worth the effort to hit the street for something so inconsequential but that is because I am lazy AF. Not because I wouldn't find it offensive. Life in America is all about dealing with the little everyday indignities and how you chose to react to them as tomorrow there will always be more.


      @HeyW00dYahBl0wMe Agreed. It really was a stupid thing just disappointed that they blew it off and normalized the issue.

  • BigDaddyDeadpoo1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold BigDaddyDeadpoo1

    2 months ago

    I like how Bethany said Blaine's twitter video was hysterical, and then no one was laughing with remembering it or whatever. That's hysterical. 

  • amandamiche FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I love Barbara's shirt!  heart_eyes

  • AeyBeeKay FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold From 'Ruhrpott' Germany

    2 months ago

    Is that really a Problem in America? I live in Germany and we'll regularly have a Womens Night in Theatres. Nobody even cares about it here!

    • janas FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Same here. I live in Austria and we have women's nights all the time but I think people are so tolerant here because we have men's nights too. It gets weird when you see an ad for a men's night event in the women's bathroom though.

    • O9bz3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      it shouldn't be and probably isnt. I am certain that america has other women only screenings but the alamo seems like a major place in Austin and maybe that contributed to it being so talked about

  • saltybird FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Mariel is hot af in this episode ngl

  • Hiba FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Nice Black Butler shirt Texas  thumbsup

  • Joe.cable FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    While I wasn't upset about the Alamo situation it's hard to not be annoyed about the hypocrisy. With the feminist movement being about equality and assuming most of RT being supportive of that movement I was very surprised to see their support of the screening. While though they gave the old "boohoo if it was reversed I would't care" I'm sure they would. If lets say Black Panther came out and had an "African American only" screening there would be a meltdown. Maybe it's just my opinion but equality isn't giving a group special privileges because it's "their turn now" it's just making everything even. Just my 2 cents loved the episode as usual.

    • billzegun1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Thats your problem, you think the feminist movement today is about equality, its not. its about shitting on white men

  • Ethan_Wood FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Awesome episode as always guys, keep up the good work!

  • thenewguy95 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Did Doc Brown teach us nothing!? You should NEVER know too much about your own future!

  • LEW96 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold LEWBlue

    2 months ago

    Did anyone notice that the last six minuets of the show was played in fast forward???? its not immediately noticeable but its just slightly faster then normal....

  • KillerAce245 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    So is Patrick and Bethany in there 60's or was that the joke. Kinda flew right over if it was

    • Bethany FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      I'm really 68 and Patrick is 73. 

    • alienXcow24 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      I thought that Bethany was like 40 and Patrick 50, they look great for their age.

  • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Mariel always acts like she's gonna introduce herself differently, and then doesn't.


    If I could ask someone from the future anything, I'd be more broad with it. This is gonna sound nerdy. If they know what happens, they know the nature of time and which school of time travel theories is more accurate; the butterfly effect bullshit that probably wouldn't work even if time travel DID exist or "you can't change it because you were already there the first time" (RvB or Prisoner of Azkaban). Obviously even if they're from the present day and are just omiscient, they should still know whether the future is set in stone due to cause and effect. Sorry. Just being a nerd. It's a question that bothers me. My life is mine to experience and I don't want to watch it happen like a movie I've heard spoilers for, and self-fulfilling prophecies are a thing so any semblance of free will will be nonexistant.

  • SierraRover FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Concerning the whole Alamo thing, it was a business strategy. To me it makes sense to holed a special screening for women, especially when it involves one of the most powerful female characters in fiction. Is it an attack on me as a male? No, because it's a movie I'll still be able to see 

  • okcdarksage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Thomas

    2 months ago

    You guys make me feel like a giant at 6'4"...  Great show!! 

  • bogleshogle FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Does having foreskin mean it's more my fault or am i the same amount to blame?

  • Team_SEIJ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I had to laugh that Barbara said mentioned that details matter to Patrick when she is never prepared to host her show, oftentimes looking unprofessional and doing a disservice to her sponsors.  But, it's the internet, so I guess it's doesn't really matter.

    • Kirbae FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      The definition of Flamebait right here folks. 

  • DecoyDamsel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Mariel is getting so comfortable on this set, she's got her own pillow and everything. 

  • syddthesloth FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    The Adios Motherfucker was the first legal alcoholic drink I ever had!

    • purpleninjacat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      I've always heard it called a Blue Motherfucker, I'm so confused

    • syddthesloth FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Maybe it's a regional name

  • NekoShah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NekoShah

    2 months ago

    Also, i will be the one to say that the Handmaid's Tale book is just amazing, I think the show just adds a lot of extra dramatic elements that isn't really necessary 

  • Jedonai FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    The Alamo Drafthouse actions technically violated Austin anti-discrimination laws because they are a place of public accommodation. The fact that a business known for promoting equality was violating such laws is disturbing to many. 


    Also your reactions bringing historical discrimination into it as a way to call people upset stupid is also disturbing. The fact that a group has historically been discriminated against more severely does not make modern discrimination against a different group right. Just look at the insanity going on at Evergreen State College. 

    • triob FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      I might be a white male, but i'm from sweden so equality is sort of "normal" here... the fact that they think it's okey to segregate one group because the other side has been segrated in history doesn't make it okey this time... it's still segragation and that's not a good thing....

      We want more Equality in the world, not just more rights to "women"...

      I can't believe i actually write this... it's so stupid

    • AceofAces007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      While you are technically correct, the intent behind anti-discrimination laws really doesn't pertain to one-time special events like what the Alamo Drafthouse did by having a special screening for just women. Those laws would be more applicable if the theater ONLY allowed women on a consistent basis and denied entry to men on multiple occasions. After all, what's stopping men from seeing the movie at a different time? The answer is nothing.

      What happened here really wouldn't be any different than if the theater had a special screening of a movie for senior citizens only. The elderly are a protected class like women since it is also against the law to discriminate based on age, so does that make them discriminatory against young people? Is there something stopping young people from seeing the movie at all? The answer is no, so there really isn't any discrimination.


      Additionally, there is a lack of intent to discriminate, which makes it that much harder to say that an act is discriminatory because then it would need to be objectively discriminatory since that subjective intent is absent. Wanting to promote a strong female superhero by having an all female screening does not demonstrate an intent to discriminate against men, unless you're childish enough to have the view that the promotion of one group necessarily must involve the subjugation of another, and that any pro-female promotion is inherently anti-male.


      Bottom line, if the act itself isn't inherently discriminatory and there is no intent to discriminate, then there is no discrimination.

    • dog_full_of_lupus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      It wasn't discrimination... Thats the whole point, it was a themed showing. jesus christ

    • FrozenJester FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold theICEBear

      2 months ago

      I agree with you. It is actually technically illegal in Denmark as well not that I think anyone would care we have giant parties that are either men or women only. But there was actually a legal case not long ago where a hotel made an entire floor especially only for women with women only access, special decorations and services. When it went into court the hotel lost big time because it is against the word of Danish law which requires equality to go both ways.

    • eggbagel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Thara

      2 months ago

      A technical violation of anti-discrimination laws does not always equate to actual discrimination. And historical context and the scope of the behavior is definitely important in determining whether discrimination actually happened.  I'm not entirely refuting your comment, but I do think it's quite the stretch to say that a theater excluding men from one movie for a limited time period is actually discriminating against men, when men as a class in their entirety have not faced discrimination by society in this context (the ability to go to public places without the opposite sex present, starring roles in super hero movies, etc.).  Historically, it's women who have faced these kinds of discrimination, and who still do in certain places,  To me, it's just really tough to see how this is actually an instance of discrimination, even if it's a technical violation of a law.  

    • Team_SEIJ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      I thought it was funny that the group was disturbed that other people got disturbed.   Pot meet Kettle much.  They cared way too much while mocking others for caring.  If it really doesn't matter, why bring it up?

    • janas FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      The reason I'm pro women only screenings is because often women get harassed/made uncomfortable by men for seeing sci-fi or superhero movies (I've had more than enough of those encounters) so this is a way for us to see a movie without having to worry about that.

    • pinklion FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      I don't think the Alamo Drafthouse thing is something to be upset about, because it wasn't meant to be discriminatory, it was meant to be some weird theme because everyone is over reacting to the fact that there is a women lead. However, I was upset by the way they discussed it. No one should ever do something negative (or positive) to another group of people because of what their ancestors did or because of how their ancestors were treated.

  • NekoShah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold NekoShah

    2 months ago

    TEXAS IS WEARING A KUROSHITSUJI SHIRT! (BLACK BUTLER)