Pro-rape misogynists too scared to meet in public, cancel global meetup that would have included Roseville

Misogynist by Lintza.


Let’s get this straight: An “online community” that thinks misogyny gets a bad rap canceled an event because it’s afraid of the very women it presumes to subjugate?

Now that’s poetic.

And about the only good thing to come out of this bizarre saga, which erupted locally this week after Fox 40 reported on a pro-rape blogger’s attempts to organize an “international meetup day” for his followers on Saturday, including one in Roseville.

The blogger, Daryush Valizadeh, runs a website called Return of Kings, which sounds like what your aunt says when she’s trying to remember the last Lord of the Rings movie. A self-styled pickup artist (read: loser), Valizadeh is an attention whore with a sadistic streak, campaigning for legalized rape.

(Somewhere, Bill Cosby is golf-clapping.)

He’s also the publisher of ROK, which trolls itself as a blog for disenfranchised straight dudes. You know, like the members of Daesh and Boko Haram. The website says it wants to “usher the return of the masculine man in a world where masculinity is being increasingly punished and shamed.”

I emailed Valizadeh and some of his dipshit contributors, including their “resident theologian,” to explain their positions, but they didn’t respond.

Tellingly, one of the more recent posts on ROK’s home page asks whether the Iowa caucus was stolen from Donald Trump. Because impotent fear-mongers stick together.

Now, ROK had been planning a large-scale series of gatherings at 165 locales in 43 countries, all on February 6. On the website, interested men were being told to show up at the various staging areas, including a baker’s dozen in California, and engage in a comically overwrought game of spycraft to determine who’s down with the cause:

To identify your fellow tribesmen, ask the following question to a man you suspect is there for the meetup: “Do you know where I can find a pet shop?” If you are asked this question, answer in the affirmative: “Yes, it’s right here.” You can then introduce yourself and get details about where to proceed at 8:20. If you ask someone for the pet shop and they appear confused or actually try to direct you to a real pet shop, they’re not there for the meetup.

I shit you not.

Anyway, once word got out to polite society that these meetups were happening, people with consciences immediately started organizing protests to say, “Hey assholes, rape isn’t cool.” Now, the people lining up to oppose this small, misguided faction cuts across demographics, but is understandably driven by women (and women who kick ass). At least two separate protests aimed at the Roseville meetup were gathering interest on Facebook, though both were in a state of flux after Valizadeh announced on Thursday that he canceled his terrible, no-good, moronic idea:

I can no longer guarantee the safety or privacy of the men who want to attend on February 6, especially since most of the meetups can not be made private in time. While I can’t stop men who want to continue meeting in private groups, there will be no official Return Of Kings meetups. The listing page has been scrubbed of all locations. I apologize to all the supporters who are let down by my decision.

So basically, a hate group that fetishizes misogyny is too chickenshit to fly its flag in the light of day.

Sounds about right.

There was some question whether the cancellation was real, or meant to throw protesters off the scent, as the listing page still was showing locations as of Thursday afternoon.

Either way, it’s clear that ROK is in the throes of a farting death-rattle. Rebels without a cause or clue, free to slither back onto the evolutionary garbage dump and wonder why no one hears their whining victimhood.

Return of who?

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