This is the first time I have ever Reblogged anything, and it very likely could be the last. It’s just not something I do, but I was alerted to this guy over the last week in the news (like in this article), on Twitter, and even on the Petition Page (I signed) where they still need a few more signatures to make sure this guy’s foot never touches Canadian soil. But anyway, I’ll let the article explain itself, and if you’re riled enough when you’re finished reading it, perhaps you take time to sign the petition at https://www.change.org/p/minister-christopher-alexander-keep-julien-blanc-out-of-canada .
This summer, I had my first run-in with a pick-up-artist-in training. I was walking through Toronto’s Eaton Centre on my way from a local radio station, and by all accounts I certainly looked the part for radio. Which was why I couldn’t understand why this random guy was suddenly complimenting me on my wrinkled skirt and probably-smudged makeup.
“Huh?” I said. “Oh, um, thanks.”
“So, where are you heading?” he said. The guy was probably two or three years my junior, with a short haircut, a wrist cuff, skinny jeans and semi-closed eyes that seemingly never stopped to blink, or look away. The tone of his voice came off as artificially steady, like he was counting half a beat between each syllable in his head.
“I’m going home. Do you need directions to the subway or something?”
Then I clued in. I had heard anecdotally — mostly on Twitter —…
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