The Internet and blogosphere have been buzzing these past few days about what I can only describe as the “Roosh V-make rape legal controversy,” and I was honestly just going to ignore the whole issue, but I’ve received several messages from people on my Facebook page asking me about my thoughts on the whole controversy, so I thought I’d do a quick write-up. If you’re clueless or just don’t know what I’m talking about you can do a quick Google search for “Roosh V” and thousands of results will show up – He’s quite (in)famous nowadays.
Basically, there is this pick-up artist/MRA (He’s not really a Men’s Rights Activist. In fact, he hates the Men’s Rights Movement. Feminists just make the false association because it gives them more ammunition with which to slander the Men’s Rights Movement) named “Roosh V” (Real name, Daryush Valizadeh) who basically spends his time trolling and arguing with feminists/women on-line (this gets out of hand sometimes). He has also engaged in a few shenanigans over the years that I’m not a fan of.
He’s come under public scrutiny lately for writing a satirical article entitled “How to stop rape” suggesting that rape should be made legal. He then planned tens of meeting around the world for other like-minded people to meet and discuss how to make this a reality (The events were all canceled after several death threats were received from feminists who threatened to crash the event). He was subsequently doxxed and his personal information was spread around on several social media networks.
He later confessed that the entire thing was simply meant to offend feminists in order to make a point (I believe him, except I would argue he was mainly doing it for the attention). Feminists refuse to believe or accept that it was satire, and the reason is simple; they love him. They don’t love him or what he says in the conventional sense, but rather they love the fact that he exists. Seriously, think about it:
-MRA (according to them)
-Pick-up artist (commonly referred to as PUA)
-Self proclaimed “misogynist” (He has actually admitted to hating women before)
-Wants to make rape legal
The guy is literally a feminist strawman come to life. This is what feminists want anti-feminists to be like. For many years, feminists have accused men of being these things and finally they have someone who fits the profile. How could they not seize this opportunity? They want him to be serious so very badly because every hero needs a villain and these faux “activists” want to be the heroes so very badly.
Under normal circumstances, a minor issue like this would have been talked about on a few forums or mentioned by a few people on Twitter, which shouldn’t require a response longer than “He wants to make rape legal lol. Either this is satire or the guy is a moron,” and that would have been the end of it, but no:
The entire issue has been blown way out of proportion with hundreds of feminist websites writing tons of articles explaining why wanting to make rape legal is wrong (as if it wasn’t obvious why). Good job you brilliant, insightful human beings. What exactly did Feminists think was going to happen? That a bunch of guys would get together and decide that rape should be legal and then boom, the Supreme Court throws the Constitution out the window and legalizes rape?
The mere fact that feminists are wasting their time on irrelevant controversies like this is proof they have nothing better to do.
Roosh V is just one person. He’s not a celebrity, he’s not a public figure outside of his niche fanbase, he’s not a politician, he’s just a guy on the internet who owns a blog. Why would you give him this much attention unless you:
A: Desperately want him to be serious.
B: Want to use him as a scapegoat to push a narrative or to pass legislature?
Giving this much attention to someone like this only serves as an invitation to others to follow in his footsteps. As a wise man once said, “Do not feed the trolls.”