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‘Wonder Woman’ audience given cleaning supplies, diet pill pamphlets at women-only showing
So much for subverting gendered stereotypes.
It’s a wonder this promotion was approved in the first place.
According to Dutch news organization NOS, attendees of an all-woman Wonder Woman preview screening in Leuven, Belgium, were gifted bags of dish sponges, squeegees, and diet pill informational pamphlets.
The gift bags, handed out at the Tuesday, June 6, screening, also contained chips, noodles, and chocolate.
— Mattias De Vuyst (@mattiasdv) June 8, 2017
— The Pencils of Eline (@ElineVanhooydon) June 8, 2017
“Actually, it felt a little absurd,” Diana Goodwin, a screening attendee, told Belgian news organization VRT, calling the gifts “ironic and inappropriate.”
“Especially when you’re watching a movie that completely revolves around a strong female superheroine,” Goodwin elaborated.
According to the Kinepolis Theater in Leuven, the gift bags weren’t intended to come across as sexist—the gifts were actually products from the theater’s sponsors and weren’t chosen by the theater staff.
At least the all-woman screening wasn’t spoiled by a crowd of crying man-children, instead.
Samantha Grasso is a former IRL staff writer for the Daily Dot with a reporting emphasis on immigration. Her work has appeared on Los Angeles Magazine, Death And Taxes, Revelist, Texts From Last Night, Austin Monthly, and she has previously contributed to Texas Monthly.