Pro-rape ‘pick up artist’ has organised a secret London meet up
He wants to legalise rape on private property
Controversial public figure and anti-feminist militant Roosh Vhas organised a London meet up for his followers.
Roosh – born Daryush Valizadeh – has organised a string of meetings across the world, for “heterosexual men only”.
Valizadeh is a self-titled professional pick up artist, known for his writing on anti-feminism and seduction techniques, and has published a list of meeting points on his website, Return of Kings, and his personal blog.
Those attending the meet ups have been encouraged to “record [infiltrators] with your camera, upload the footage to Dropbox, and then send it to me at [email protected] afterwards so we can tear them up”.
I don't respect the work of female journalists. Interview denied. https://t.co/KpyFwe97yd
— Roosh (@rooshv) February 2, 2016
Unsurprisingly, there has already been major backlash, amd university feminist societies across the UK have organised protests. A petition on activist site 38Degrees calling for Valizadeh to be banned from organising events in Scotland has already gained over 42,000 signatures.
The self styled “neo-masculinist” has been a source of controversy for several years now, with the Daily Dot describing him as “the web’s most infamous misogynist”.
But he’s most recently garnered infamy for a blog post in which he said that rape should be made legal on private property.
In the post, entitled “How to stop rape”, he said: “Let’s make rape legal. Less women will be raped because they won’t voluntarily drug themselves with booze and follow a strange man into a bedroom, and less men will be unfairly jailed for what was anything but a maniacal alley rape.”
He later claimed his comments were “satirical”.
On his website he denounced those planning to protest on Saturday as “hairy legged feminists and their beta orbiters” and claimed all the gatherings will still go ahead, despite negative media attention.
However, the meet ups are now going underground. He’s obviously concerned though, having set up a thread on his forum asking for suggestions for alternative venues.