The anti-feminist blogger planning meet-ups in the UK

A controversial self-proclaimed pick-up artist who believes that “rape should be legalised on private property” has organised events worldwide, with various UK locations, so that like-minded men can meet up.

Known as Roosh V – real name Daryush Valizadeh – shares tips on how to pick up women on his website, including “stop asking for permission” and has even self-published 15 books on how to pull women in countries the world over, with titles like 30 Bangs: The Shaping of One Man’s Game from Patient Mouse to Rabid Wolf and Roosh’s Brazil Compendium: Pickup Tips, City Guides, and Stories. 

According to his website, the meet-ups are planned to all take place on February 6th in 43 countries – including the UK. The eight cities include: Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester and Shrewsbury. London has two events listed. It’s presumed that Roosh V himself will attend an event in Australia after posting a tweet with his flight details.

Roosh V - real name Daryush Valizadeh - as he appears on his official website

Roosh V – real name Daryush Valizadeh – as he appears on his official website

Roosh V, who recently appeared in BBC Three documentary Reggie Yates Extreme UK: Men At War (watch a clip from the documentary below), faced condemnation last year for supporting the legalisation of rape. As well as saying women should be responsible for ensuring they weren’t raped rather than teaching men not to rape, he suggested that some women would claim they were sexually assaulted the day after having sex just because they felt “awkward, sad, or guilty after a sexual encounter they couldn’t fully remember”. You can read the full article here, if you stay calm.

Information surrounding planned meet-ups is being shared far and wide by women making sure that their friends and families are nowhere near the planned meets around the world, for fear of their own safety; as well as calling him misogynistic along with other names I can’t repeat. The media, meanwhile, are falling over themselves to speak to Roosh V and contacting him via Twitter.

Needless to say, I won’t be contacting him for comment myself…

Jessica Allen

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