Hilton and Marriott: #BanJulienBlanc

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Apparently, all a man has to do to make a woman sleep with him is emotionally and physically abuse her. Last anyone heard, that was called "sexual assault."

That’s exactly what a “dating coach” and “pick up artist” named Julien Blanc is doing to women all over the world. His disgusting methods were exposed in a racist, misogynist video of him teaching other men how to literally force themselves onto Japanese women. In it, Blanc says, “... In Tokyo, if you’re a white male, you can do what you want … Just go through Tokyo, grab girls and yell ‘Pikachu’ and put her head on your d*ck.

Jenn Li, an Asian American activist and feminist, launched a Twitter campaign to take down Julien Blanc and Real Social Dynamics, the international pick up artist “coaching” firm that employs Blanc as one of its senior instructors. Already, the campaign against Real Social Dynamics and Blanc has led to international protest and two venue cancellations – the Hilton Garden Inn Austin and Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Downtown.

We’re thankful that two local, US-based hotels took a stand against misogyny, violence, and sexual predators. Now we want the same commitment from Hilton and Marriott’s top corporate leadership.

All Hilton and Marriott hotel chains have the responsibility to protect their patrons. Hosting a Real Social Dynamics event is essentially an invitation for seminar attendees to “practice” their pick up skills – á la Julien Blanc – by violating and harassing hotel guests. No one should ever be subjected to this kind of sexual predation, and no hotel chain should ever tolerate this kind of abuse on their premises.

The behaviors exhibited by Real Social Dynamics and Julien Blanc aren’t just about a handful of aggressive men. The entire “pick up artist” industry highlights the intense and deeply abusive nature of rape culture. Not only that, but Blanc’s specific instructions about how to dominate and assault Japanese women intensifies the profitability of sex tourism and the fetishization of Asian women.

This is the chance for Hilton and Marriott to be on the right side of the fight to protect women by joining us to #BanJulienBlanc.

Tell Hilton and Marriott to commit corporate-wide to never host a Real Social Dynamics event because of their racist, sexist, and abusive practices.

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Apparently, all a man has to do to make a woman sleep with him is emotionally and physically abuse her. Last anyone heard, that was called "sexual assault."

That’s exactly what a “dating coach” and “pick up artist” named Julien Blanc is doing to women all over the world. His disgusting methods were exposed in a racist, misogynist video of him teaching other men how to literally force themselves onto Japanese women. In it, Blanc says, “... In Tokyo, if you’re a white male, you can do what you want … Just go through Tokyo, grab girls and yell ‘Pikachu’ and put her head on your d*ck.”

Jenn Li, an Asian American activist and feminist, launched a Twitter campaign to take down Julien Blanc and Real Social Dynamics, the international pick up artist “coaching” firm that employs Blanc as one of its senior instructors. Already, the campaign against Real Social Dynamics and Blanc has led to international protest and two venue cancellations – the Hilton Garden Inn Austin and Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Downtown.

We’re thankful that two local, US-based hotels took a stand against misogyny, violence, and sexual predators. Now we want the same commitment from Hilton and Marriott’s top corporate leadership.

All Hilton and Marriott hotel chains have the responsibility to protect their patrons. Hosting a Real Social Dynamics event is essentially an invitation for seminar attendees to “practice” their pick up skills – á la Julien Blanc – by violating and harassing hotel guests. No one should ever be subjected to this kind of sexual predation, and no hotel chain should ever tolerate this kind of abuse on their premises.

The behaviors exhibited by Real Social Dynamics and Julien Blanc aren’t just about a handful of aggressive men. The entire “pick up artist” industry highlights the intense and deeply abusive nature of rape culture. Not only that, but Blanc’s specific instructions about how to dominate and assault Japanese women intensifies the profitability of sex tourism and the fetishization of Asian women.

We are calling on your hotels to be on the right side of the fight to protect women by joining us to #BanJulienBlanc. Commit corporate-wide to never host a Real Social Dynamics event because of their racist, sexist, and abusive practices.