By now, some of you might have heard about PUA Academy, and how rape-y they happen to be. You’re not mistaken: people do indeed pay upwards of 80,000 Pesos to learn from these people, and these people are the absolute low.
Most defenders of Pickup Artistry will tell you that the techniques used in PUA develop self-confidence, character, social skills, and aims at having men “leave women better than they found them.” While all that sounds nice on paper, in practice, we are instead treated to so-called field and lay reports that detail a PUA’s sexual exploits in lurid detail, with photos and/or video evidence to prove their stories, obviously without the consent of the ladies they sleep with.
Disgusted netizens have taken to the internet to decry and denounce the most popular group at the moment, PUA Academy, but without ever really getting into the community, it would be hard to know just how damaging these teachings can be, not just for the would-be Pickup Artist’s future victims, but even for the Pickup Artist himself.
Here are 8 things they teach over there, and in pretty much any PUA boot camp that purports to help average frustrated chumps, or AFC’s for short.
They teach that sex is owed of men.
There is an inherently misogynistic idea beneath the notion that because women (supposedly) manipulate men, then men are just as entitled to manipulate them back. There’s an obvious problem here, because what PUA’s generally label as “manipulation” is what common society simply refers to as “lack of interest.”
Look at it this way: if an average-looking lady crossed a PUA’s path, would they genuinely give her the time of day if she were only a five (out of ten, because rating women’s looks the way you would grade your meat is totally not misogynistic at all)? Obviously not. But they expect their nines and tens to give them all of the attention, because PUA.
They teach that celibacy is a bad thing.
A common term that has come up in recent men’s rights sites is “incel,” short for “involuntary celibate.” This is to say that a man’s self-worth is tied to the number of women he has slept with, and virginity is a curse. Seeing as society also teaches women to tie their self-worth to virginity until they’re married, then we have an obvious problem here.
Celibacy isn’t bad. Sometimes, people can be totally fine with not having sex, even for extended periods of time. Some people are even genuinely asexual, meaning sex, as unbelievable as this sounds, holds no interest to them!
Having sex isn’t bad, either. The sooner we stop demonizing people for having sex (especially women), the less likely we’re going to ask if someone was “secretly asking for it” after he or she gets raped by somebody.
They teach what is pretty much normal human interaction – but instill an agenda behind it.
Contrary to what PUA Academy says, THIS, is what they REALLY TEACH at PUA ACADEMY!!! Grooming sexual predators.
“Gusto nila nagpapaforce.” – Smooth, CEO of PUA Academy
React and Share! LET US CONTINUE TO EXPOSE this insitution that empowers men to sexually harass, and even rape women. Many victims have stepped forward. Refer to other posts on the Youth Against Sexual Harassment page for more evidence. We cannot be silenced.
Snippet grabbed from one of their workshop videos uploaded on Smooth’s page. The privacy setting of this video from his page is set to public.
Posted by Marlina Santiago Carlos on Monday, April 2, 2018
When they talk about social dynamics and break down how these dynamics work, when PUA’s discuss conversations and how one should direct a conversation, all they’re really doing is dissecting normal human interaction, but injecting it with a sinister, underlying agenda – all of this is to get laid, nothing more. Every line, every joke, every interaction is just a building block to your next conquest. Just another notch on your bedpost, as it were.
The minute you look at women as vending machines who dispense sex once you put enough money (or time, or effort, or affection) into them is the moment you realize that you literally just objectified her. And now, you just learned something that’s worth 80,000 Pesos. Don’t worry, we won’t charge you.
They teach men that “no” doesn’t actually mean “no.”
Smooth, CEO of PUA Academy, eloquently put it as a guy who calls himself “Smooth” is wont to do: “gusto nila nagpapaforce.” PUA techniques are all about managing that push and pull, so that you can turn that “no” into a reluctant “sige na nga,” all without thinking if you just psychologically bullied a woman into having sex with you. Which, again, objectifies the other party, because that’s a woman, not a sex doll.
For the 80,000 Pesos PUA Academy is charging, you can probably afford a really good sex doll instead, and we wouldn’t judge if that’s what you did with your money. That’s still a lot better than harming another person.