18 2 / 2013

I wrote a piece for Slacktory about PUAs desperately hitting on an OkCupid account that spits back meaningless @horse_ebooks quotes. Okc_ebooks (a Tumblr you should follow right away) provides an excellent case study for how scripted PUA routines by design objectify women. When PUAs plow through scripts written by other PUAs with women whose responses are irrelevant, how is that in any way actual interhuman communication? Replace the woman with @horse_ebooks, and you’re left with two robots talking to each other.