Target: Japan Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida
Goal: Prevent a man who advocates assaulting random women in public from teaching misogynistic seminars in Japan
Julien Blanc, a self-proclaimed “date coach” who teaches men that choking random women on the street is an appropriate way to solicit a date, is planning to give his “seminars” in Tokyo, Japan this month. Blanc has recently had his visa allowing him to be in Australia revoked, effectively banning him from the continent, due to the fact that he was teaching men brutally violent tactics meant to seduce women. He has already demonstrated these tactics during a previous visit to Japan, in which he grabbed a random woman, wrung her neck, and forced her face down toward his crotch.
This man is a menace and should be behind bars for assault, not giving seminars to lonely men. Harassment and violence against women are already problems all around the world, including Japan, without letting this hateful misogynist teach other men to wander the streets looking for women to choke. Blanc has already created a social media campaign called “#ChokingGirlsAllAroundTheWorld,” which includes a photo compilation of him violently strangling women.
Blanc has also demonstrated himself to be a vile racist who perpetuates the idea that Asian women enjoy being dominated. Attitudes like this contribute to the high sexual assault rates against Asian women. It’s imperative that we do all we can to ban this criminal from giving his seminars anywhere on Earth, starting with Japan. Sign this petition to urge the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ban Julien Blanc from the country before he can assault more Japanese women and encourage men in Tokyo to do the same.
Dear Minister Kishida,
Julien Blanc is scheduled to give seminars in the city of Tokyo this month. As you may have heard, he has already been banned from the country of Australia for teaching men there that they should assault random women in order to “seduce” them. Specifically, he advocates for walking up to strange women and choking them, and has launched a social media campaign encouraging this behavior. He has already practiced this in Japan–there is a viral video of him strangling a Japanese woman and pushing her head down toward his pelvis, saying that this is appropriate behavior when trying to solicit a date.
I don’t think I have to tell you that such an action is clear physical and sexual assault. This man is a shameless criminal who has already been banned from teaching his seminars at many venues. Allowing him to teach his violently misogynistic attitudes to the men of your country is downright dangerous. He is literally encouraging men to commit violent crimes against women.
I implore you to follow Australia’s example and ban Julien Blanc from entering your country. Send an example to all men that you will not tolerate violent abuse toward women, nor will you support a man who perpetuates gross stereotypes about Japanese women, including the idea that they enjoy being abused and will be calmed if you shout words like “Pikachu” at them. Allowing such a violently racist and misogynistic man into your country to influence your citizens would be absolutely detrimental to Japan as a whole.
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