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Thu Nov 13, 2014, 04:46 PM

 

‘Dating coach’ Julien Blanc kicked out of Australia for crude ‘pick-up’ schtick

Holocaust denier David Irving. Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams. World Trade center bombing suspect Bilal Philips. All have had their visas canceled by the Australian government at one time or another.

Last Thursday, “dating coach” Julien Blanc joined the list. A week after he arrived in Australia to teach a series of dating seminars, his visa was canceled in response to an Internet campaign against the self-styled “pick-up artist” because of his controversial tactics in pursuing his goal of sex with women.

Blanc works for Real Social Dynamics, a business that profits from a growing online subculture of men’s rights activists and pick-up artists (PUAs). They pay thousands to attend “boot camps” at which Blanc and others teach guys how to “game” their “targets” (PUA lingo for women) using tactics criticized as misogynistic and even violent. You might recognize the language and ideology from the manifesto of Santa Barbara sorority shooter Eliot Rodgers, who frequented PUA message boards.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/11/10/dating-coach-julien-blanc-kicked-out-of-australia-for-his-controversial-tactics/


The internet as a source of good. I love these stories

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Thu Nov 13, 2014, 05:00 PM

1. When you put your hands on people it goes beyond crude...

"Dating coach" indeed. More like a how to commit assault and get away with it coach.

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Thu Nov 13, 2014, 05:06 PM

2. What this guy does makes mere cat-calling

 

look sweet.

Which it's not of course, but this guy openly advocates attacking women in public.

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Thu Nov 13, 2014, 05:11 PM

3. I've never understood why anyone would want a woman dumb enough to fall for that PUA stuff.

I guess just for meaningless sex. I know that's the reason. But if a woman really has self-esteem problems, wouldn't just using her like that be an act of cruelty?

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