Roosh V. holding the logo for his blog site//Imgur

Roosh V. holding the logo for his blog site//Imgur

By Simon Shkreli, Contributing Writer

About a week ago, I came across a trending figure on the internet, Daryush Valizadeh, or who he legally calls himself now, Roosh V. He is a blogger and self-proclaimed journalist who has recently gained attention from popular news outlets for openly advocating in the legalization of rape. Angered, but curious, I decided to read up on his blog to figure out what this guy is really about.

Roosh V is the publisher of two blogs, his personal blog, and his secondary blog, “Return of Kings,” both of which have a similar intention to inform the public about the benefits of the idea of “neo-masculinity.” The question is whether or not Roosh V truly intends to legalize rape.

The answer, according to his FAQ page, is no. “Legalizing rape is a notion so insanely absurd I never imagined that people would take it 100% seriously, including politicians. I don’t believe any form of physical violence against men or women should be legalized,” said Roosh V. “I’ve said that ‘How to Stop Rape’” was a satirical thought experiment so many times that it’s clear to me current misinterpretation of it by the media is deliberate,” said Valizadeh.

After reading this, research wasn’t enough to fend off case against a man that caused so much controversy. After reading more about him, it turns out that Roosh V is someone who doesn’t believe in rape, but someone who can possibly be much worse for society.

Let’s go back to neo-masculinity, the main idea of both of his blogs. Neo-masculinity is a code made up by Mr. V to promote the advances of the heterosexual masculine man, using gender sexual roles and “game” as a solid foundation.

Some examples of his beliefs in actions are shown through just in the titles of his articles: “Why You Don’t Need To Understand Women,” “Guys Who Make A Lot Of Money But Still Don’t Get Laid,” and “How To Cheat On Your Girlfriend Without Getting Caught.” What’s odd about these articles is that they are so many of them that justify what it means to be a decent man in an intimate relationship, when it just shows the opposite.

If one would like to further understand how a typical neo-masculine man would look like, all you really have to do is think of James Bond, minus the skills of a spy, weapons, suits, charm, and intellect. All you get from a neo-masculine man is the sexist, alcoholic and sexually motivated schmuck. This is the type of person Roosh V is; someone who clearly lives in his parents basement.

As a straight man, I have to tell you, most of Roosh V’s approaches on women are harsh and unnecessary. The only thing I can agree on with Roosh V about advice on meeting new people (although he strictly likes to meet women who for the sake of lust) is the comparison of confidence. The big difference being that he uses sexist beliefs and character mistreatment to emulate confidence, while most people should just be themselves, learning to understand social cues, and promoting yourself as the understanding person that you are.

So how do you stop Roosh V? The same way you stop a drunk extrovert from flirting with you at a bar: ignorance. Every movement, no matter how big, can decrease in internet traffic and support through lack of attention. Think about it, do you think Roosh V would really care if I called him a sexist Sacha Baron Cohen in James Bond flick? In truth, Roosh V want’s you to read his work, it’s his only source of income. So no matter who you are, you will come across someone who triggers your morals to gain attention.

All of you, as a member of society and general public, have to ignore what is being said, and the rest will follow, if not for his downfall, but for your sake of your attention to more important things in life. In other words, don’t ever read another Roosh V article, whether it would be a primary article or an opinion article by someone like your’s truly.