06/26/2013 11:52 am ET

Pick-Up Culture: Always Bad, Sometimes Bad, or Kind of OK?


So, let’s review: Earlier this month, a guy named Ken Hoinsky launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowdsource funds for his proposed seduction guide, Above the Game: A Guide to Getting Awesome With Women. The guide would be an expansion of his previously written Reddit posts, which were full of advice that many found to be gross, offensive, and even dangerous. There was a public outcry, which led to an eventual Kickstarter apology. Though Hoinsky’s campaign met its goal (and then some), Kickstarter promised to ban seduction manuals from its site going forward.

Alyssa Rosenberg and I have both written about this for Slate in the past week, but, well, we have more to say! So we chatted about the uproar and about pick-up culture earlier today on IM...

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