Target: Caroline Charles, pseudonym for initiator of petition against Julien Blanc’s tour
Goal: Applaud the efforts of a petition writer and numerous groups to stop a misogynist from continuing his destructive tour
Recently, a self-proclaimed “pickup artist” was barred from receiving visas to some countries outside of the United States, including Brazil, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Julien Blanc, who makes money with his website and seminars educating men on how to use controversial dating methods to “acquire” women, had many people riled up in anger. Thanks to the oppositional influences from a petition and women’s rights groups, the continuance of Mr. Blanc’s misogynistic tour has been hindered.
As outlined in a previous ForceChange petition, Julien Blanc has been facing much criticism and opposition for his racist and misogynistic demeanor in Japan. However, his destructive nature does not apply only to the random women who he sexually harassed in Japan. Through his dating seminar business, “Real Social Dynamics,” Julien Blanc has been making money selling DVDs, giving seminars, and dating boot camps for men to learn how to “make girls beg to sleep with you after short-circuiting their emotional and logical mind.” Some of the techniques that he outlines in his seminars include casually moving a woman’s head toward the crotch area and making derogatory comments to lower a woman’s self-esteem.
A woman going under the pseudonym Caroline Charles initiated a petition against Julien Blanc’s dating seminar tour, and the petition acquired more than 150,000 signatures. This move, along with general public outcry against Blanc’s work, led the British government to deny Julien Blanc entry into the United Kingdom.
In addition to the United Kingdom, Blanc has been denied entry into Australia and Brazil as well so far. Although Julien Blanc and supporters of his work claim that he does not explicitly advocate misogyny, his work nonetheless is offensive and derogatory towards women and may influence men to commit acts of misogynistic character. Numerous men and women in various countries have set up campaigns against having Julien Blanc give seminars in their countries. For now, Julien Blanc cancelled his tour and has apologized on social media sites, as well as on CNN.
Please sign the petition below to applaud the work of Caroline Charles and women’s rights groups for halting the influence of this despicable misogynistic influence. There is no place for misogyny in society.
Dear Caroline Charles,
Misogyny has no place in society, even if it is not to be taken seriously, and you have proven that justice must and can be served to those who meddle with misogynistic ideals. Julien Blanc was making money giving advice to other males on how to “acquire” women, and went into detail about various explicate methods to exploit women’s rights. This is clearly offensive and derogatory towards women, and his appalling work was rightly hindered by you and others’ by preventing Mr. Blanc from spreading his influence and continuing his tour in other countries.
Thank you for starting the petition that raised awareness to Julien Blanc’s deprecating view towards women, and for assisting in stopping his destructive misogynistic tour in Britain. Julien will hopefully rethink the way he views women, and entirely terminate his work.
[Your Name Here]
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