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Misogyny Theater: Roosh vs. the Lady MRAs

In this edition of Misogyny Theater, we hear from pickup guru Roosh V, who has some thoughts about the female Men’s Rights Activists – FeMRAs – that we’ve seen so much of in the media of late.

He doesn’t much like them. Not because they’re hateful nitwits like their male comrades in the Men’s Rights movement. But because, you know, they’re women, representatives of what Roosh so memorably calls “a gender who has no loyalty to men.”

He accuses them of pandering to men for attention, and accuses male MRAs, in turn, of being too easily ensnared by their feminine wiles. It’s a mirror image of the accusations that MRAs like to throw at male feminists, and likely to infuriate more than a few MRAs, both male and female.

All of Roosh’s bits in this video come from his recent video “The Men’s Rights Movement Is Making A Huge Mistake.” I’ve indicated all my edits with beeps.

We may be seeing more from Roosh in Misogyny Theater in the future. For the dating-guru-cum-reactionary philosopher, from his secret lair located somewhere in Siberia – no, really, he has literally exiled himself to Siberia — has announced in another video his plans to take over YouTube over the course of the next year or so.

Will he be able to do it? On the one hand, he’s a reactionary woman-hating piece of shit, which means that he should be able to appeal to YouTube’s vast reactionary woman-hating piece of shit demographic. And he has managed to build up his Return of Kings blog into a must-read site for terrible people; a quick check with web traffic monitor Alexa shows that, trafficwise, ROK is trouncing the most popular Men’s Rights site, A Voice for Men.

On the other, as you may have gathered from this video, he has about as much charisma as a sack of potatoes. Stay tuned.

 

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kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

The kitties were literally the only thing that made that video remotely watchable.

Ditto, and I left the sound off!

redpoppy
redpoppy
6 years ago

More kitties because Roosh is a Doosh.

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

Oh, that kitty looks like Joe Grey, but with more white bits! <3

Daddy's gonna have really clean nostrils.

redpoppy
redpoppy
6 years ago

I can’t wait to move and finally get a kitty. I haven’t had a kitty to rule over me in YEARS. *sniff*

Arctic Ape
Arctic Ape
6 years ago

If I may rerail this thread from serious issues back to tiger/taiga jokes…

Oddly enough, the Siberian tiger does not actually live in Siberia, or taiga. It lives in Ussuri region, or the southeastern panhandle of Russia between China and Sea of Japan. (There are a few individuals in Manchuria and North Korea, I assume as remnants from historically more widespread population.) This region is not part of the taiga(northern forest) zone, and it’s also not considered part of Siberia but rather of Far East, like China, Korea and Japan.

So you can’t find the Siberian tiger in Siberian taiga zone, only in the Siberian tiger zone.

Finally, from Wikipedia, a tiger warning sign in Russian:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberian_tiger#mediaviewer/File:Siberian_Tiger_Sign.JPG

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

That looks more like the kind of “warning, tigers crossing” sign you would put up to remind drivers to be careful to keep their eyes open and not hit and animal that might be crossing the road.

gilshalos
6 years ago

In a neat tie-up beteen roleplay, horror fiction/Lovecraft and roll20.net, I am currently playing an on/off game of The Laundry Files on there.
Based on Charles Stross’ Laundry series (The Atrocity Archives, The Jennifer Morgue, The Fuller Memprandum, The Apocalypse Codex and The Rhesus Chart) which are a mixture of Lovecraftian horror, espionage and humour.

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

I like the rubbish bin right behind the tiger sign. Dangerous picnic area for humans or are there very tidy tigers around?

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

It’s very important to teach your tiger to clean up after itself.

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

Leaving bits of humans lying around is just messy, and the smell – ugh.

(My cat’s-paw knitting project was not a success. Not because I couldn’t do the stitch, but because it doesn’t look enough like a cat’s paw to bother!)

Lea
Lea
6 years ago

It was Zelazny’s last novel. It got a Nebula Award.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Night_in_the_Lonesome_October

Phoenician in a time of Romans
Phoenician in a time of Romans
6 years ago

Based on Charles Stross’ Laundry series (The Atrocity Archives, The Jennifer Morgue, The Fuller Memprandum, The Apocalypse Codex and The Rhesus Chart) which are a mixture of Lovecraftian horror, espionage and humour.

And soon – the official government super-squad…

Robert
Robert
6 years ago

I discovered Lovecraft in my early teens. Scared the eldritch ichor out of me. Much later, I enjoyed throwing random bits of Mythos into my D&D campaign, without letting the players know about it in advance. I especially liked giving somewhat vague descriptions and letting their imaginations fill in the details.

While I do enjoy Stross’s Laundry Files novels, the most authentically Lovecraftian book I’ve read recently was Caitlin Kiernan’s The Dry Salvages. Cosmic horror done well, with nary a tentacle in sight.

sparky
sparky
6 years ago

Robert: Have you read Caitlin Kiernan’s Threshold? It made me afraid of trilobites.

pecunium
6 years ago

I’ve always found it interesting that Irish mythology is so heavily grounded in an ancient version of colonialism; the locals are always getting conquered or ousted by newcomers “from across the sea,” only to get ousted or conquered in turn a few generations later. It oddly mirrors certain aspects of both the iron-age Celtic expansion and much of the history of the British isles themselves.

What’s funny is that the stories of the successive invasions don’t actually map to real events. The Ireland wasn’t invaded repeatedly. There were some moderate amouts of settlement, and the decision (for reasons unknown) to adopt the language (and some of the culture) of peoples across the sea, but no waves of actual settlers/invaders.

Even the Vikings were relegated to small areas, and then pretty much kicked over the sea to Britain (thought timing of that victory kept Ireland from becoming a solid polity in the way of say France, or England, and so led to the later colonisation by the British).

But the Irish aren’t actually all that Celtic, in terms of connections by ancestry to the Gaulic peoples of Europe/Britain.

pecunium
6 years ago

What is Woody’s Challenge?

pallygirl
pallygirl
6 years ago

@pecunium: I did my first google search of a website and failed. All I can find is David suggesting that the troll challenge be something along the lines that Woody can’t post anything petulant, but I didn’t think that was the final challenge.

I searched for Woody and challenge. 🙁

And just in case he’s reading:

Shut up Woody.

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

I think it was to include the word sporkle in any comment.

Flying Mouse
Flying Mouse
6 years ago

He also had to make a number of comments – five, I think – that were germane to the discussion at hand. So that he could prove to David that he was actually reading the comments.

So simple. And yet so unattainable.

Shut up, Woody.

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
6 years ago

Ah ha ha

Ha ha ha ha

I just sneaked a look to see if Woody’s been trying at all.

He thinks writing “sporkle” on its own at the top of his comment, then resuming whining, is going to work.

Ha ha ha ha ha hahahahahaha

Priceless.

Flying Mouse
Flying Mouse
6 years ago

Oh, Woody! Even when he’s on moderation, he can still make us laugh.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

Dear Woody – you need to use “sporkle” in sentence. This shouldn’t be difficult, a creative person would already have gone the “Paul Elam really loves to sporkle, by which I mean stand up for the rights of men like me” route by now.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

The odd thing is that we know he does read the comments sometimes, because he’s answered some before (with a knee-jerk defense of himself or of Elam, but still, he does read them).

pallygirl
pallygirl
6 years ago

I’ve assumed he reads the comments and then proceeds to write whatever he feels like. Social interactions on the internetz is just so hard!

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

He must be such a joy at social events. I wonder if he talks about Elam in meatspace too.

LBT
LBT
6 years ago

Oh Woody. Keep on keeping on, little trucker.

strivingally
6 years ago

The dumb thing is he could easily clock up 5 comments if he stopped focusing on how outraged he was.

This thread: “sporkle. Yeah, Roosh is a dick.” He’d be 20% of the way there already!

But no. Can’t even post something trivially relevant without waving his pom-poms for Peelam, huh?

pallygirl
pallygirl
6 years ago

Pom-poms, is that the medical term for them? 😛

alternatesteve90
6 years ago

Okay, well, so this may not be totally relevant to the Roosh V problem, but it does have to do with MRAs, or rather, trolling, by same, so here goes. An alternate history site I frequented was just slammed by a troll who thought it’d be cool to just spring his shit on people:

http://alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?p=9493546

Now, thankfully, the admin had the good sense to ban this ass-backwards person, but still……”Forced incels?”. Who in the f*** has ever forced men not to have (consensual) sex? *facepalm*.

Robert
Robert
6 years ago

Sparky – yes! That was the first work of hers I read. Deep time, indeed. Part of what I like about her writing (at least what I’ve read) is that the mysteries stay mysterious. Lovecraft, for all his multitudinous faults as a writer (and a human being), understood that. Stross, despite being a much better writer, shines a brighter light on his horrors. It’s fun to read, but it is not Lovecraftian to me. Bob Howard (the Laundry protagonist) would have been dead or insane by the end of the first book otherwise.

Shut up, Woody.

sparky
sparky
6 years ago

Robert:

Part of what I like about her writing (at least what I’ve read) is that the mysteries stay mysterious. Lovecraft, for all his multitudinous faults as a writer (and a human being), understood that

Yep! That’s what makes things scary, and that’s the problem with horror, too. It’s difficult to maintain that kind of “reveal-just-enough-but-not-too-much” tension going, especially through the length of a novel. It seems like the length of a short story is better suited to it. Or, at least, there are more short horror stories that have genuinely frightened me, rather than novels. And when I find a genuinely frightening horror novel, I treasure it.

I like Lovecraft in small doses. One story at a time. Reading him is like eating triple fudge cake, good in small slivers but too much is just way too rich.