House of Commons
Pick-up artists and gaming
EDM #49
Tabled 21 October 2019
2019-19 Session
That this House is concerned by the practice of gaming carried out by self-titled pick-up artists throughout the UK; notes the BBC documentary, The Seduction Game, which followed self-styled pick-up coaches who discussed various techniques, including how to overcome the last-minute resistance of women to having sex; understands that the so-called game takes place when male pick-up artists harass women on the streets and post secretly filmed footage online; further notes that the seduction industry is worth an estimated £80 million worldwide, with pick-up coaches selling courses on how to sleep with as many women as possible, as quickly as possible; understands that men can book on a weekend gaming course, which can cost £1,500 and a week-long course for up to £4,000; condemns this disturbing practice; believes that this practice highlights the clear need for action to be taken to tackle gender-based prejudice and violence; deplores the outlook of men who objectify women and treat them as sub-human; further believes that tougher action has to be taken to clamp down on this appalling industry; and urges the Government to use the domestic abuse legislation currently proceeding through the House to protect women from these potentially dangerous practices.