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It's an unfortunate fact that the best tactic to get rid of a persistent, unwanted suitor is to give him a fake number. Next time you find yourself trying to shake off a creep, make that fake number (669)-221-6251, the Feminist Phone Intervention line, which will send any PUA, creep, or persistent sexter who texts it an automated bell hooks quote as a response. Example:

Dude: Hey, honeynips, got a pic?

bell hooks: "Sometimes, people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power. Not because they do not see it, but because they see it and they do not want it to exist." 

Message served. Perfect for schooling self-entitled PUAs, but also handy for anyone who just needs a bell hooks affirmation to inform and empower their day.