An anti-feminist and his followers, who go by the name, “Return of the Kings” have planned meetings worldwide to legalize rape of women on private property. Daryush “Roosh” Valizadeh feels this will teach women a valuable lesson and force them to be more cautious instead of putting themselves in positions to become victims of rape. Prior to this latest venture, Roosh V, has written several books on hooking up with and banging women. He also has recorded many videos shaming women and is now seeking to legalize rape.
This anarchistic request comes as the world learned that famed comedian Bill Cosby will indeed have to stand trial for allegedly mirroring this criminal behavior. Roosh V maintains that the entire “rape culture” has been created by rules under the current law which states that women “could not give full legal consent” if they were drunk. The male advocate group accuses women of senselessly putting themselves in a position to be raped on private property.
The leader of the campaign subscribes to the beliefs and ideas of neomasculinity. This doctrine combines traditional beliefs, animal biology and masculinity into a single ideological system. According to Roosh V:
Neomasculinity aims to aid men living in Westernized nations that lack qualities such as classical virtue, masculinity in males, femininity in females, and objectivity, especially concerning beauty ideals and human behavior. It also serves as an antidote for males who are being programmed to accept Western degeneracy, mindless consumerism, and immoral state authority.
The anti-feminist claims that law maker’s attempts to teach men not to rape women has inadvertently taught women not to protect themselves from an act which is “easily preventable.” Roosh V believes women have failed to take responsibility for their own actions and then scream, RAPE!” He feels strongly that if rape was legalized on private property more women would learn to “protect their body, in the same manner, she protects her purse and smartphone.” To substantiate his campaign to legalize rape, Roosh V said:
I saw women wholly unconcerned with their own safety and the character of men they developed intimate relationships with. Some voluntarily numbed themselves with alcohol and other drugs in social settings before letting the direction of the night’s wind determine who they would follow into a private room. Others, once feeling awkward, sad, or guilty for a sexual encounter they didn’t fully remember, call upon an authority figure to resolve the problem by locking up her previous night’s lover in prison or ejecting him from school.
The problem with this advocate’s theory of teaching women a lesson is that rape is more about power than sex. It is not about sexual attraction or uncontrolled urge, rapists use their sex organs as a weapon for violence. Rapists do not victimize their prey because they cannot acquire sex elsewhere, instead, they rape because they are misogynistic sadists who thrive on controlling weaker vessels.
The aftermath of rape is often more horrendous than the act of sexual assault. This type of violence leaves its victims trying to cope with the physical, mental and spiritual effects surrounding the traumatic experience of being violated. Many rape victims suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and or disassociation in one way or another after physical danger threatens their control, ability to escape or stop the aggressor.
The risk of becoming infected with an STD heightens with rape; most victims will not pause to use protection during an assault. Some cases of rape have resulted in pregnancy, leaving the victim to experience conflicting emotions about the child who is developing in her womb. Legalizing rape on private property increases the opportunity for the victim to experience internal damage that may not be easily identifiable unless she sees a doctor.
Despite the risks and effects that accompany the violent act of sexual assault, Roosh V argues if rape becomes legal, fewer women will voluntarily drug themselves with booze and follow a strange man into a bedroom. He also said legalizing the act on private property will cause fewer men to be “jailed unfairly for what was anything but a maniacal alley rape.” He added:
After several months of advertising this law throughout the land, rape would be virtually eliminated on the first day it is applied. Consent is now achieved when she passes underneath the room’s door frame because she knows that the man can legally do anything he wants to her when it comes to sex.
The male advocate’s intentions may not be negative, but the method is too problematic. To make rape legal if done on private property is not safe or healthy and does not eliminate the trauma associated with the violent taking of a woman’s body against her will. This theory claims women are at fault when they enter a bedroom with the wrong man, but men are not at fault for the act of being this “wrong man.”
Legalizing this form of rape would have exonerated Cosby for the many accusers who have tagged him, just as it would for Roosh V who has admitted to raping a woman who was too drunk to give consent. The problem with this behavior is it is not about sex as much as control. After a woman so much as whispers, “no” she is then justified to scream, “RAPE!” for any sexual act done against her will.
Roosh V and the anti-feminist group calling themselves “Return of Kings” has come under fire for campaigning to make rape legal. After receiving huge public backlash, they canceled a series of meetings previously scheduled for this Saturday around the nation. Roosh V, fearing for his safety, recently tweeted that his How To Stop Rape article was satire and neither he nor his supporters want rape to be legalized.
Opinion by Cherese Jackson (Virginia)
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Raw Story: Make rape on private property legal so women can have ‘learning experiences’
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