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Women greeted with dish sponges, diet pill pamphlets at ‘Wonder Woman’ screening

Women greeted with dish sponges, diet pill pamphlets at ‘Wonder Woman’ screening


Wonder Woman features a badass female heroine, was directed by a woman, and is killing it at the box office — but leave it to good ol’ misogyny to still get a few jabs in, right?

Attendees at a women-only June 6 screening of the film at a Belgian theater reportedly received bags full of sponges, diet pill pamphlets, squeegees, chocolate, noodles, and chips as a “gift.” (Honestly, we are shocked the bags did not include Bic’s “For Her” pens.) 

The bags (pictured below) say “Cool things inside,” but, unfortunately, the things inside are not cool. Instead, they’re terribly sexist! And audience members were not pleased.

“It felt a little absurd,” one attendee told a Belgian outlet. “Especially when you’re watching a movie that completely revolves around a strong female superhero.”

The theater maintains that the items were just products from the theater’s sponsors, and that they certainly weren’t intended to cause offense. Still, it seems like presenting women with dish sponges at Wonder Woman is something someone should have … noticed?

The wonders of misogyny truly know no bounds.

[H/T: The Daily Dot]



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