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How Not to Talk to a Woman Wearing Headphones

First up: maybe don't! Second point: no the second point is the same as the first, maybe don't.
Emily Reynolds
8.30.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Militant Misogynist Roosh V Makes it to Canada, Gets Beer Thrown in His Face

But don't worry, he still thinks he's the "winner."
Sierra Bein
8.10.15
News

Ottawa Women Fighting Back Against Pickup Artist Who Was Secretly Filming Them

Meanwhile, a visit from a prominent American "pickup artist" is drawing criticism and people are trying to stop him at the border.
Sierra Bein
7.24.15
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This Is What a 'Female Pickup Artist' Seminar Is Actually Like

According to the organizers, "Get the Guy" is more about "personal empowerment" than picking up men. Still, when it advertises itself as teaching you "how to find, attract, and keep your ideal man," it's hard not to draw parallels.
Abi Millar
5.15.15
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The 'Black Mirror' Christmas Special Is All About the Endless Torture of Mandatory Fun

It's like a Samuel Beckett play for the Facebook generation, or a Radiohead song with better jokes.
JS Rafaeli
12.26.14
japan

This Canadian Pick-Up Artist Bragged About Forcing Sex On a “Slut Whore”

Pick-up artist Julien Blanc who was recently kicked out of Australia also has a petition against allowing him in Canada with over 7,000 signatures. Now there's a video of his business partner bragging about forcible sex with a woman he dated.
Patrick McGuire
11.12.14
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I Spoke to a Pick Up Artist to See If They’re as Bad as I Think They Are

In the wake of the Elliot Rodger's fiasco, pick up artist culture seems disgusting. But what if the men of PUA were no different than women who read Cosmo? We spoke to a PUA artist to figure out if the culture's new rep is just a result of bad branding...
Sarah Ratchford
7.9.14
we are not men

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

The title of one of Richard La Ruina's e-books is <i>How to Make Your Move With Zero Chance of Rejection</i>. I haven’t read it, though I assume it just contains a list of the trunk dimensions in every car manufactured since 1974.
John Saward
8.27.13