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Roosh V, trolling for page views with deliberately offensive posts, finds some supporters in the Men’s Rights subreddit

The glamorous life of an internet king
The glamorous life of an internet king

So our old friend Roosh Valizadeh seems to have fully embraced the Matt Forney school of misogynist internet celebrity, posting over-the-top offensive posts in a transparent attempt to gin up controversy and blog traffic. And it’s working: he’s brought an avalanche of well-deserved hate down upon himself. But don’t worry: he’s still got some supporters — not only on his own blog but in the Men’s Rights subreddit.

The post that’s been keeping the servers hosting Roosh’s Return of Kings blog busy lately is a guest post by Tuthmosis with the title “5 Reasons To Date A Girl With An Eating Disorder.”

It’s pretty much as awful as you’d imagine. Reason 1: “Her obsession over her body will improve her overall looks.” Number 2:  “She costs less money” because she’ll only order salads at dinner. Hilarious. It’s all so predictably “provocative” it’s not worth quoting in any more detail.

Roosh has responded to the controversy with an, er, “Publisher Response” that was clearly designed to further stir the shit. In it, he claimed that the original post

contains value for men who want to date thin women in America, a country that is currently facing a devastating obesity epidemic, which we recently highlighted with Fat Shaming Week.

He followed this by claiming that Return of Kings wasn’t promoting eating disorders, merely trying to help women struggling with eating disorders find happiness in love:

We are educating our masculine readers not to pass on eating disorder victims just because they have an illness, yet instead of receiving thanks, we’re receiving hate instead. If we all had cancer, and someone wrote an article titled “5 Reasons To Fornicate With A Man Who Has Cancer,” we would spread it far and wide to make fornicating with us a better proposition for women. We would not send death threats or calls for censorship like is happening to us now. I think a bit more graciousness is in order for our unorthodox method of outreach.

As a much less obnoxious internet celebrity once put it:

yous trollin

Despite setting out to offend as many people as possible, Roosh reacted with indignation when he discovered that someone on the Men’s Rights subreddit had dared to suggest that perhaps he had stepped over the line a bit.

https://twitter.com/rooshv/status/403290871854280704

What’s doubly ironic about this tweet is that he actually has a lot of defenders in that thread — and that the thread itself has gotten twice as many downvotes as upvotes. Only a few found the Return of Kings post offensive; the others dismissed it as clickbait — or agreed with it.

One commenter, posting under the name of a famous turn-of-the-twentieth centuryantifeminist and opponent of women’s suffrage, apparently sees Roosh as some sort of heroic defender of anorexic women:

ernestbelfortbax 8 points 21 hours ago (17|9)  When obesity is the number 1 health problem in the West for young girls, why do feminists promote 'fat acceptance' and 'fat is beautiful' campaigns, and yet wish to skin alive a male author for suggesting that anorexic girls are loveable?

Meanwhile, the ironically named LogicalDebater beamed us this message from his home planet:

LogicalDebater 6 points 21 hours ago (14|8)  Well, the problem is that this article is NOT sexist. It's simply observation but put crudely and probably in a slightly sarcastic manner.  Women have disturbingly high standards for men. It's easy for any female to find a man regardless of how she looks, but a male has to compete fiercely or be left out and considered a virgin. However, the mere notion of these lowly males wanting women who aren't militant feminists strikes rage in the hearts of their peers.  Maybe one day women will need to watch their weight, income, and ability to please lest they be left in the dust much like men today. Women aren't the ones with body and self-image issues, it's men. Just another lie to make women seem like the eternal victims of a feminist utopia.

And our old friend Demonspawn, quoting from a commenter on Return of Kings, blamed the outrage on fat, ugly feminists jealous because men would rather date thin women.

Demonspawn [-1] 1 point 21 hours ago (8|7)  This comment on the followup article nailed it to the wall:  The anger was only thinly veiled by the eating disorder arguments. Ultimately the original article was about accepting women albeit with the benefit that she's thin and won't cost as much, but I think that is the rub. The feminist hate speech directed in the comments and emails to this site was latent anger at a man's desire to date thin women. Since feminism encourages the destruction of female beauty and femininity most feminists have a hatred toward anything that encourages or accepts women for these traits. The hate directed at this site under the guise of "eating disorders" is just that, the article hit a rough nerve with feminists who hate beauty and acceptance when it is defined by men.

Men’s Rights Activists often complain about being lumped together with pickup artists; here, many of them have chosen to associate themselves with Roosh at his worst.

The greatest human rights movement of the 21st century, folks!

EDIT: Belated thanks to Snork Maiden for pointing me to Roosh’s tweet and the Reddit thread!

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LBT
LBT
6 years ago

RE: pecunium

Wood is, for all that is has a bad rap the safest material to cut food on.

Yeeeaaah, I was kinda wondering about that. I walk by a classy butcher shop sometimes, and they have a MASSIVE wooden cutting board, and I’ve never seen a “butcher’s block” be made of plastic. And since plenty of people before the advent of plastic must’ve used wooden cutting boards, I was wondering how bad it actually was. Surely if it was that awful, people would’ve switched to some other material earlier, something impervious like stone.

pecunium
6 years ago

That’s fascinating, @pecunium, but why are you telling us?

Because it was part of the earlier conversation (sparked by the photo of Roosh the Doosh)

titianblue
titianblue
6 years ago

Oops, embarrassed not to have read the earlier comments /lazy

pecunium
6 years ago

LBT: Even if it were something which needed more work to clean, the use of glass/stone wouldn’t become widespread because it make knives dull, and knives (until recently) were dear, and valuable, and having one go from effective, to in need of radical sharpening to be used at all, in two-three days would have people going back to wood/bamboo, paper mache, something else.

LBT
LBT
6 years ago

That’s true, pecunium. I hadn’t thought of that. Here’s to wood!

Steve
6 years ago

Roosh V is 100% right in what he says. The truth hurts and that’s why women hate him so much. At my blog website called “global dating solution” , I actually back up roosh’s points with real facts and expert articles which makes roosh’s points more than just opinion, but fact.

sparky
sparky
6 years ago

Steve: No, he’s not. And I’m not going on a wild goose chase on your blog to find the “real facts” that prove that Roosh is right.

If you have those “real facts” (which I highly doubt), then you can easily post them here.

Howard Bannister
6 years ago

At my blog website called “global dating solution”

There’s so many lols in this one sentence fragment I don’t know where to start.

“Blog website.”

“Global dating solution.”

Solution, singular. One solution.

For the globe.

For dating.

My god.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Do not want.

bunnybunny
6 years ago

There’s so many lols in this one sentence fragment I don’t know where to start.

“Blog website.”

“Global dating solution.”

Solution, singular. One solution.

For the globe.

For dating.

My god.

This made my day.

grumpycatisagirl
6 years ago

Actually curiosity got the better of me and I went over to that blog. It quotes Dr. Laura a ton. So there’s your real facts and expert articles. I guess.

katz
6 years ago

I liked how, before the troll pooped in the thread, it was about cutting board materials.

shannon
shannon
5 years ago

Clearly, he’s never actually dated a girl with an eating disorder. Because none of this is true, and we’re generally the opposite of fun times.

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