Sorry guys, if you and your friends lIke going out and hooking up with women, Everytown For Gun Safety is implying you are a “far-right extremist” and might commit “gun violence“. This is hilarious lol.
In an upmarket bar near Oxford Circus in London, I am watching two men hit on women with all the desperation of a doomed cavalry charge. But without the heroism.
Mike and Raj (not their real names) circle the bar, scanning for women, drinks held at an awkward right angle to their chests. When they identify a target, they approach. The women stiffen, their smiles tightening. They swirl drinks with straws and chit-chat politely before mentioning boyfriends – real or imagined. The men retreat, regroup, identify fresh women. Advance, engage, retreat. On and on it goes.
I’m standing with the man coordinating this operation, the British pickup artist Johnny Cassell, as he watches as Mike and Raj – his students – run drills. Tonight is the culmination of Cassell’s intensive, day-long “Impactful Connection” workshop. For £700, Cassell promises to help men “master the art of attracting the women you truly want”. But watching as Mike and Raj hit on women indiscriminately, it looks as if any women will do.
Seriously. Everytown is saying that picking up women at a bar is “right-wing extremism”. Guys and their friends, regardless of political beliefs, have done this since, well, the beginning of mankind. Some are better at it than others and it comes natural. Others need to be “trained” due to being shy and such. This attempt by Everytown to connect guys that hit on women is seriously laughable. Be aware, college guys. Next time you and your buddies hit the bar in search of some girls to hang out with you might be “right-wing extremists on the verge of committing gun violence“ LOFL!
Say, you’d think Moms Demand Action (Everytown’s army of neoliberal statist moms) would like the attention from a group of studs....