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Scottish pickup artist “Addy A-Game” jailed for two years for harassing and threatening women

By David Futrelle

A Scottish PUA who calls himself Addy A-Game — real name Adnan Ahmed — has been sentenced to two years behind bars for threatening and harassing behavior towards women while he tried to pick them up on the streets of Glasgow.

“Addy,” 38, is best known for filming his unfortunate targets as he approached them and putting the videos up on YouTube. He was arrested earlier this year after he and his, er, seduction techniques were featured on the BBC.

Some of his more sophisticated techniques included “following girls less than half his age down isolated lanes” and “grabbing women and trying to kiss them,” according to testimony at his trial. He also posted videos about how to overcome so-called “last minute resistance” to sex.

More details here.

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Victorious Parasol
2 years ago

That’s a good start.

Naglfar
Naglfar
2 years ago

Maybe Roosh can be next. Roosh has admitted to raping multiple women and deserves to go away for a long time.

I wonder what this fellow thought about vacuum cleaners and ovulation.

Anon Get-It-On
Anon Get-It-On
2 years ago

Hello David,

Thanks for your continued reporting. The misogyny and entitlement of MRA whack jobs is amazing.

Here is another hateful post by an MRA group:

https://promalecollective.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/this-is-why-feminism-must-be-defeated/

(Trigger warning, misogyny, whorophobia)

Bina
2 years ago

I’m sure he’ll do so well in prison, where the inmates take a dim view of sexual abusers of the under-age, and where quite a few of them are victims of such themselves (hence, the dim view).

Or, to put it another way: Hope you brought your A-game, Addy, you’re gonna need it.

Bakunin
Bakunin
2 years ago

Can we avoid gloating about prison violence?

Amtep
Amtep
2 years ago

Another checkmark in the nay column for “documenting your crimes on youtube”. It seems it’s not a good idea.

occasional reader
occasional reader
2 years ago

Hope they could do this with Julien Blanc too.

footprints in wet clay
footprints in wet clay
2 years ago

The Game. He lost it.

hopefully this will happen to more PUAs and other abusers and rapists.

Empress Penguin
Empress Penguin
2 years ago

Good. Glasgow is a gorgeous city, and its ladies deserve much better.

Naglfar
Naglfar
2 years ago

@Amtep

Another checkmark in the nay column for “documenting your crimes on youtube”. It seems it’s not a good idea.

And who wants to bet that if he were to be challenged on that, he would try to make a “free speech” argument?

LaMaria
LaMaria
2 years ago

Glad he got arrested and convicted and I hope the same would have happened if he’d been a blond guy called John.

Valentin
Valentin
2 years ago

Can we avoid gloating about prison violence?

I agree. It’s not funny that prisons are violent and that inmates suffer violence when they are already getting punishment for their crimes. It is good that he got consequences for his actions but it does not make me feel good that he is going to a place where he could be raped or abused. If we must have prisons (I think maybe I disagree) then they must be reformed. Criminals are still people and should not expeincece violence.

Paireon
Paireon
2 years ago

Huh. I’ve always wondered, if these PUA types are so great at picking up women, then why do they need to use violence to do it?

Katamount
2 years ago

Sounds like a well-adjusted human being.

On the topic of better examples of humanity, Nunavut just got its first NDP MP, 25-year-old Mumilaaq Qaqqaq.

I don’t speak Inuktitut, so I have no idea how to pronounce her name, but with Niki Ashton re-elected in Churchill, the NDP folks left are good stock.

Oh yeah, and Charlie Dingus–er, Angus. I get that he was the ethics critic for the NDP, but he had to know that harping on the SNC-Lavalin thing was just doing the Tories’s dirty work for them. Pick your battles, Chuck.

Jesalin, Goddess of Lust & Pleasure
Jesalin, Goddess of Lust & Pleasure
2 years ago

Blah, my riding has been NDP for the vast majority of the time I’ve lived here. The Libs managed to take it last election, and managed to keep it in this one.

🙁

Wandering Jewterus
Wandering Jewterus
2 years ago

Blah, my riding has been NDP for the vast majority of the time I’ve lived here. The Libs managed to take it last election, and managed to keep it in this one.

At least the Liberals took your riding, Jesalin. I moved from NDP stronghold New Westminster to a riding near Cloverdale/Surrey and the last election saw the Conservative candidate unseat the Liberal incumbent.

I’m no fan of the Liberals, but I’d rather them than the “Reform” Conservatives.

This is the problem with FPTP: with multiple putative “left-leaning” parties, the vote split ends up favouring the Conservatives.

Amtep
Amtep
2 years ago

PUA: “I’m being persecuted for my free speech!”

Police: “The word you’re looking for is ‘prosecuted’.”

Jesalin, Goddess of Lust & Pleasure
Jesalin, Goddess of Lust & Pleasure
2 years ago

At least the Liberals took your riding, Jesalin. I moved from NDP stronghold New Westminster to a riding near Cloverdale/Surrey and the last election saw the Conservative candidate unseat the Liberal incumbent.

I’m no fan of the Liberals, but I’d rather them than the “Reform” Conservatives.

This is the problem with FPTP: with multiple putative “left-leaning” parties, the vote split ends up favouring the Conservatives.

Ew, omg ew!

Also, the CBC did a great article on how things would have turned out with electoral reform/proportional representation.

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/info/2019/elections-federales/mode-scrutin-proportionnelle-mixte-compensatoire/index-en.html

Jesalin, Goddess of Lust & Pleasure
Jesalin, Goddess of Lust & Pleasure
2 years ago

Also

(begin ThisHour) Refooooooooooooooooorm party (end ThisHour)

Rhuu - apparently an illiterati
Rhuu - apparently an illiterati
2 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWo_LD8zvhI

XD XD XD

OH my goodnesssss the first sketch omggggg

(Also it’s air farce, sorry) <3

Lainy
Lainy
2 years ago

I have two days including today until the big day and I feel like im gonna throw up. To top it off both of us are sick and I think I’m losing my voice. I am very nervous right now and im either on the verg of a anxiety attack as I type this or I’m having one. I can’t tell.

Katamount
2 years ago

*bookmarks Jesalin’s link* Neat breakdown.

*scans CBC* Great, this happened:

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Naglfar
Naglfar
2 years ago

@Lainy
Maybe try doing something to take your mind off of it? Just try to relax and know that it’s going to go fine. We’re all by your side, and we’re sending hopes for only the best for your new marriage.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
2 years ago

@ lainy

The only thing your friends expect from you is that you be happy on your big day. You have no obligation beyond that. So try to put all anxious thoughts aside. If it helps; imagine you were the guest, and a friend was getting hitched. What would your thoughts be towards them? You’d only wish them the best and you wouldn’t care about the presentation. Well, that’s the same for you.

Wandering Jewterus
Wandering Jewterus
2 years ago

@Jesalin

Also, the CBC did a great article on how things would have turned out with electoral reform/proportional representation.

Wow! Thanks for that great link, Jes! It really opened my eyes and made me rethink my perspective on this subject. Admittedly, I’d love to see the NDP do better, but not at the cost of allowing the Conservatives to dominate.

I suppose I can at least be reassured that in most scenarios, the best the Conservatives would be able to pull off would be a minority government, but still…

TacticalProgressive
TacticalProgressive
2 years ago

I never really trusted the platform or policy of Conservative’s in any country, but the stuff pulled in the Harper Government has assured and affirmed to me that anyone who votes Conservative’s, anywhere, is either a fool easily suckered into going against their own self interest and the interests of the whole or genuinely, willfully malevolent people who get off to hurting anyone as much as possible who “isn’t them”, even if it hurts themselves in the process.

It’s one of the reasons why I vote NDP; they actually have a good track record for actually trying to help the common person and everyone as a whole,wither or not they actually succeed in doing so.

Lainy
Lainy
2 years ago

I’m just very worried I won’t be able to read out my vows and won’t have enough energy to dance and enjoy myself. We’ve been planning this for a while and both of us failed to take into account the fact that people get sick when they travel over seas.

numerobis
numerobis
2 years ago

Katamount: in South Baffin where she lives, the q at the end is silent (you must pronounce it but it’s pronounced by making no sound). The q elsewhere in the word is like the German kh.

But she’s originally from Baker Lake, so I’m not sure how she pronounces her name.

An Impish Pepper
An Impish Pepper
2 years ago

I think the resurgence of fascist groups worldwide has done a lot to put into serious question the idea that if only more countries adopted proportional representation, everything would be solved. I still think FPTP needs to go and that any of the versions of PR would be a step up, but in the long run I think there’s something fundamentally wrong with parliamentary democracy. I’m not sure this is even that controversial of an opinion, even if you ignore the right-wingers and authoritarians. I mean, it’s bad enough that the Conservatives would have held the most seats, but that’s not really that bad compared to the PPC having seats at all. And this parallels what we see in Europe.

What I remember of civics class is that it was a good way to learn about how the system works, and did a good job of justifying the idea of democracy (particularly, that it’s not just about “rulers” who happen to be elected for terms of various length), but kind of did a crappy job of justifying the system itself. It didn’t seem like even the teacher was really fully convinced.

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
2 years ago

What about eliminating the whole job description “professional politician” by replacing election with selection. Something akin to jury duty: any adult citizen may be called upon to serve in Parliament/Congress for four years. Random selection by SSN, with the drawing subject to citizen observation (or even televised). The lottery industry has already built the random number generators that could be used for this … those things with the numbered ping-pong balls. Supposed to be very hard to rig, as long as the balls can be inspected for weight beforehand.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
2 years ago

@ surplus

replacing election with selection

One of Extinction Rebellion’s demands is the use of a Citizens’ Assembly to look at climate change solutions.

Citizens’ Assemblies have been used successfully; such as in Ireland:

https://www.citizensassembly.ie/en/

I believe the French government is also considering their use.

Sheila Crosby
2 years ago

@an impish pepper

Churchill had his faults, but I agree with him about democracy.
It’s a terrible system with terrible flaws. It’s just that every other system ever tried is much worse.

Valentin
Valentin
2 years ago

Sheila Crosby, impish,

I like the statement that democracy is a target but it actually never was achieved yet. But we improve because we try to achieve it. For me I think I like anarcho communism but it is even more difficult to achieve this than democracy.

Dalillama
Dalillama
2 years ago

@Valya
One could argue that acheiving the one automatically means achieving the other, so there’s that.

Valentin
Valentin
2 years ago

@Dali,

Anarcho communism has apparently been achieved before in Spain and in in Ukraine too before the Russian revolution, but I think the problem is that it only works for a small community. For it to work for a large population is quite unlikely. I think it is more likely that democracy will work for a larger population, which could be collective anarchism, because that includes that wealth and markets and money can still exist.

numerobis
numerobis
2 years ago

An Impish Pepper: if a half-dozen racists can scare you into allowing the conservatives to win a majority with as little as 37% of the vote, then you’re granting the racists a huge amount of political power.

The current system not only means that the Greens and NDP generally get far fewer seats than their declared preference among Canadians, but also that Canadians who would vote for them will instead vote for Liberals.

Even normally intelligent Canadians, who want to vote Green or NDP, and live in a riding that’s definitely not Conservative, go on and on about how important it is to vote “strategically” meaning Liberal.

An Impish Pepper
An Impish Pepper
2 years ago

@numerobis

I agree with you because, again, I consider PR preferable to FPTP. My point was just that it doesn’t seem like enough of a step to stamp out the threat of the far-right.

MGTOW
MGTOW
2 years ago

PUA is for Gamma males (including Beta Orbiters) that have no game naturally and have fragile egos. Modern Alphas, their supporting counterpart Betas; plus Sigmas, Deltas etc realise.

In this is age, in western countries, you are a fool if you either don’t go MGTOW or only accept sex if you can document every step of her advances upon you. If you wan’t to carry on living like a human being you must move somewhere like Russia, Japan or anywhere else that has morals coupled with conservatism.

Zeb Berryman
Zeb Berryman
2 years ago

MGTOW

You know the whole Alpha Beta is thing is disproven nonsense but bringing in “Sigmas and Deltas” is impressive because it makes you look even more foolish, A feat I didn’t think was possible.

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee

MGTOW,

Oh, MRAL, you can and have done better than this

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Ingmar
Ingmar
2 years ago

Hi mgtow, good satire. What about theta males and omicron females?
And the tape of your encounters could go to the police or to porn, if there’s some interesting action.

Moggie
Moggie
2 years ago

“Morals coupled with conservatism” sounds to me like “oil coupled with water”.

Naglfar
Naglfar
2 years ago

@Ingmar
Don’t forget the omicron males and females!
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@Moggie

“Morals coupled with conservatism” sounds to me like “oil coupled with water”.

Well, you can get oil and water to mix if you add soap. You can’t get morals and conservatism to mix no matter what you do.

What’s with all the trolls these days? Did someone link us in r/TRP or somewhere similar?

Allandrel
Allandrel
2 years ago

I find anarcho-communist arguments very unpersuasive. Once they acknowledge that it requires a society of small, self-sufficient communities, I have to ask:

How do we turn our industrialized, city-based society into that?

What happens to the people who can’t be supported within such a community? How ill we maintain or improve our level of science and technology? How does a “self-sufficient” village of 5,000 people provide dialysis or chemotherapy?

The answer has always been either that they did not think about that, or something-something trade networks that fly in the face of their basic premise.

I want to create a more just, equal society. But I want to find a plan that could actually be brought into action and will help everybody, including those who would die without a large, high-tech support system.

An Impish Pepper
An Impish Pepper
2 years ago

You know the whole Alpha Beta is thing is disproven nonsense but bringing in “Sigmas and Deltas” is impressive because it makes you look even more foolish, A feat I didn’t think was possible.

I think maybe he’s talking about deviations from the mean and changes in a variable. It makes some sense given how conservatism is rooted in fear of deviations and change.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
2 years ago

I can’t keep all the Greek letters straight anymore. What’s the dividing line between a theta and an eta? Exactly how fast will civilization decline if an upsilon marries an iota? What about Japanese, Cyrillic, and Unicode characters, where do they fall in the hierarchy?

only accept sex if you can document every step of her advances upon you

If you feel the need to lawyer up before having sex, then that’s pretty much a confession your sexual activities are criminal.

Consent isn’t complicated, but you’ve chosen to make it seem that way in order to punish women for having preferences and opinions about sex. You don’t want to check in with your partners because you don’t want to hear “no”. That makes you a rapist.

If you wan’t

Is this short for wannot?

Catalpa
Catalpa
2 years ago

@An Impish Pepper

My point was just that it doesn’t seem like enough of a step to stamp out the threat of the far-right.

I doubt that there is any one step that can stamp out the threat of the far right. But there are several smaller ones that can be taken to minimize the risk.

Moggie
Moggie
2 years ago

@Naglfar:

What’s with all the trolls these days? Did someone link us in r/TRP or somewhere similar?

http://ih0.redbubble.net/image.587019085.5879/poster,840×830,f8f8f8-pad,750×1000,f8f8f8.u2.jpg

opposablethumbs
opposablethumbs
2 years ago

@Moggie, pitch-perfect! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Moggie
Moggie
2 years ago

@opposablethumbs, I should credit the source. It’s someone called Yoshi, who appears to have a bunch of JP merch. See Etsy and Redbubble. I don’t know whether they’re a true believer, or just making money from the lobsterkin.