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A Pick Up Artist or PUA is a member of a subculture (the Seduction Community) that teaches men tactics to seduce women.

Feminist critiques of Pick Up Artistry include:

  • some of the stereotypes of women promoted are quite sexist and racist
  • many PUA techniques treat women as almost completely interchangable with each other
  • many PUAs themselves treat women as almost completely interchangable with each other
  • many PUAs see the community as a game where they compete with other men for who can seduce the most women (which is reinforced with terms like "player" and "score")
  • some PUA techniques and PUAs themselves are actively predatory and abusive
  • many PUA techniques rely on heterocentric assumptions

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"… what tends to happen in the Community is that one gender-stereotype is replaced with another: women as fickle, emotional, selfish and easily manipulated. The idea that sex demeans women remains, but is recast as sluts deserve to be demeaned."

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