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Amazon and the pick-up artist: How the celebration of “purposeful Darwinism” destroys women first

It hasn’t been a good week for Amazon so far. It’s never a good week for Amazon when it’s revealed that, as the “Everything Store,” some of the “everything” they sell is morally reprehensible.

The content currently being protested is the bibliography of Daryush Valizadeh/Roosh V, the controversial “pickup artist” whose “dating advice” consists of advocating predatory behavior and in at least one case, this: “In America, having sex with her would have been rape, since she couldn’t legally give her consent.” Roosh’s antics during his tour of Canada have inspired fierce resistance and protest, calling attention to his long career of monetizing misogyny.

But Amazon isn’t just dealing with facing the fact that in their obsessive desire to catalog and make available every book in the world they’ve ended up peddling what are, at best, beginner’s guides to sleazy manipulation and are, at worst, potential date rape manuals.

Read the full article at Salon