A U.S.-based anti-woman group is aiming to make rape legal across the globe, and the group has set up secret meet-ups and events in 43 countries.
American writer and pickup artist Daryush "Roosh V" Valizadeh has made the announcement via a website with an upcoming event called "Return of Kings," which would be held on Saturday, Feb. 6.
"Neomasculinist" group Return of Kings, who believe rape should be legal on private property, due to meet in Sydney https://t.co/pPOxUyFm78Valizadeh, 36, encouraged other misogynists just like him to join the event that will be held in a location near them. In total, there would be 165 events across 43 countries worldwide.
— Michael Koziol (@michaelkoziol) February 1, 2016
He told other antifeminists to "come out of the shadows and not have to hide behind a computer screen for fear of retaliation."
The website stated in the announcement that followers of the group should go to a public area in the location of the meeting, and then ask around the question, "Do you know where I can find a pet shop?"
Make Rape Legal Advocate Talks About "Tribal Meetings" Around the World
Members of the group would then transport the member into a secret meeting place in which both women and members of the LGBT community are not allowed. Those who would attempt to gatecrash, however, would reportedly be filmed, and the footage would be sent to the group's "anti-feminist" network.
According to a report by The National, the group has organized meetings in Edinburgh and Glasgow, although the authorities think that Roosh V would not be in any of them.
Militant pro-rape 'pick up artist' organises events in Scotland where female gate-crasher... https://t.co/EGEVzuW6Li pic.twitter.com/BNni2J6zS3There is an ongoing petition that calls for the Scottish Government to ban him from entering the country.
— The National (@ScotNational) February 1, 2016
However, while most people believe that the group wants to legalize rape in general, Valizadeh argued in a previous post that he wants to legalize "rape" done on private property.
Reports have even called the event a make rape legal meeting, which could only spark conflicts with other human rights groups.
Society has been very lenient in taking care of men's rights, while every single act that is done against women automatically results in legal charges.
Crazed Indian Woman Attacks Uber Driver And His Car, Faces No Legal Consequences https://t.co/Z5jg1ZJi4y pic.twitter.com/5fyC4zTHHi"By attempting to teach men not to rape, what we have actually done is teach women not to care about being raped, not to protect themselves from easily preventable acts, and not to take responsibility for their actions," he wrote in his blog last year.
— Return Of Kings (@ReturnOfKings) January 29, 2016
Valizadeh said at the time that he had thought this through and could only think of one solution.
"Make rape legal if done on private property," he said.
He further elaborated that he wants to propose a law that the violent taking of a woman should not be punishable by law of the deed was not committed in public.
Unfortunately, it seems like several countries will not sanction the announced events.
"Sex without consent is rape. There are no excuses. If someone is drunk or drugged they cannot give consent," said a spokesperson for Police Scotland. The spokesman added that the authorities should do everything they can to prevent sexual assaults and rape, and to provide the necessary help for victims.
Pro-rape blogger Roosh V must be banned from Scotland, say protesters https://t.co/8umEfPLLuSRoosh V also posted on another site how the group came to be. The first "tribal meetings" allegedly took place in 2015, between himself and two of his readers. They decided to meet regularly in a place, and eventually more men showed up in these meetings.
— STV News (@STVNews) February 1, 2016
That's when he thought of spreading his advocacy across the world.
Return of Kings, the make-rape-legal blog that Valizadeh put up, usually publishes content about misogynist and rape apology-themed topics. However, the usual meet-ups are described as a means to "allow masculine men to regularly bond and converse with each other."
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