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Most Devoted Pen Pal

Steve Adler

You know you live in a progressive city when your mayor epically shuts down a sexist jerk with some witty and acerbic wordsmithing. In May, Mayor Steve Adler received a misogynistic letter criticizing Alamo Drafthouse’s all-women screening of superhero flick Wonder Woman. But he didn’t just file it under the Asshole Folder and forget about it; he dragged it into the daylight and mocked it with zeal. Notifying the sender his email must have been hacked by a “pitiful creature” with “uninformed and sexist rantings,” Adler deftly reminded that everyone is welcome in Austin, even people like those who wrote an email with views that are an “embarrassment to modernity, decency, and common sense.” Boom, chauvinist. You’ve been Adler-ed. But it's not all sexist-bashing for Adler's pen – he compassionately called for unity and welcoming in open letters during the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. We gladly encourage our mayor to sign his name under "feminist" and a "real class act."

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