BANGED: A Feminist Artist Interviews The Web's Most Infamous Misogynist
As an artist interested in creating discussions about feminism in spaces that are hostile toward women, I decided to interview pick-up artist Roosh V (the "Internet’s Most Infamous Misogynist" according to numerous press outlets and author of a series get-laid-quick-guides-for-men called BANG).
BANGED was a project initially proposed as a platform in which Washko would interview women who have had sexual encounters with the pick-up artist (a former industrial microbiologist who now writes textbooks called about “picking up girls and getting laid” across geographic and cultural boundaries) and produce a parallel book and web-based project to his conquest narratives. The project became problematized when the manosphere blogger became aware of it online and Washko decided she would have to proceed in conversation with the subject of the work himself, beginning by conducting a two hour long interview with him. This is the interview.
->My essay on the interview itself is here.
->The negotiation + the process behind interviewing Roosh is here.
->The full text transcript of the interview is here.
More on BANGED and my intention to find + interview women who have had sexual encounters with Roosh V is here.
-> On the decision to stop pursuing public publishing of the interviews with the women who've reached out to me. Read here.