Paper crowns

Raw Story has more on Roosh V’s plans to promote rape as a good thing. It turns out it’s supposed to be a global event, like those protests against wars or slavery or similar. Of course this Roosh guy is doing the opposite of protesting bad shit, so that’s a twist on the story.

The spokesperson for a U.S.-based anti-woman group who advocates for “legal” rape has organized worldwide meet-up events in 43 different countries on Saturday.

On a website advertising the “Return of the Kings” event, self-styled “pick up artist” Daryush “Roosh V” Valizadeh has encouraged his misogynist supporters to “come out of the shadows and not have to hide behind a computer screen for fear of retaliation,” The National reported.

The website promises 165 events in 43 countries at 8 p.m. local time on Saturday. Valizadeh has instructed his followers to go to a public location at each meeting area and identify themselves by asking, “Do you know where I can find a pet shop?” From there, group members will be taken to a secret meeting location.

Very secret. Impossible to find out where the secret location is unless you go to the public one and say the publicly announced secret code phrase. So stealthy.

Australian Greens Party candidate Jill Thomsen lashed out at Valizadeh’s group on Twitter.

“The creeps from @ReturnOfKings are meeting in Sydney,” she wrote. “Their masculinity is so fragile they will use ‘codewords’ to find each other in public.”

Codewords that they announce in public.

ABC (Australia) has more.

A man who believes rape should be legalised has not applied for a visa, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says, despite ‘Roosh V’ confirming plans to visit Canberra this weekend.

But Mr Dutton has not ruled out stopping his entry into the country, stating he would continue to monitor the case.

Daryush Valizadeh, also known as Roosh V, is the creator of Return of Kings (ROK), a group organising “tribal meetings” for this Saturday in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

It’s tempting to think it’s all a big joke, but the difference between this as a big joke and this as serious isn’t all that big.

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