I went to Wikipedia to see what was said about Roosh V. Unlike Luke, I didn't find value. I really didn't like the guy they described. But, there are Wikipedia articles that are so biased as to be off by 180 degrees, so I went to his blog. Now I really don't like this guy or his views. That is where I ended up, anyone else can do the same thing... search for Roosh V on Wikipedia, then read a blog entry or so, perhaps one on his view of the nature of women.
Note: I agree that men are showing weaker personalities, that PC is toxic to a culture - politically, intellectually, and psychologically, and that feminism went off the track. But to say that this fellow is proposing intelligent cures for those ills, much less an intelligable view of the world or how to live our lives... that would be absurd.
In Wikipedia he is described like this:
"Daryush Valizadeh (born June 14, 1979), also known as Roosh V and Roosh Vorek, is an American writer and pickup artist known for his writings on seduction and antifeminism. ... Roosh has self-published 15 books, most of which offer advice to men on how to sleep with women in specific countries. ... he states that feminism has left a legacy of weaker men who are more androgynous. He went on to say that women abstain from having sex with them in preference for "bad boys". Roosh advocates adherence to traditional heteronormative roles for men and is against female promiscuity. He says that his rhetoric does not call for violence or hate against women, feminists, or any other group. Roosh encourages men to improve themselves, especially in physique and style, and become more masculine in order to be more attractive to women. In addition, he states that men and women are physically and mentally very different and that much of women's value comes from their fertility and beauty.
"In February 2015, Roosh was criticized for a blog post that he wrote titled "How to Stop Rape" in which he said that he advocated the legalizing of rape on private property in order to, in Roosh's opinion, force women to take greater responsibility for their own safety and security. Said Roosh in the post, "If rape becomes legal under my proposal, a girl will protect her body in the same manner that she protects her purse and smartphone. If rape becomes legal, a girl will not enter an impaired state of mind where she can’t resist being dragged off to a bedroom with a man who she is unsure of—she’ll scream, yell, or kick at his attempt while bystanders are still around. If rape becomes legal, she will never be unchaperoned with a man she doesn’t want to sleep with. After several months of advertising this law throughout the land, rape would be virtually eliminated on the first day it is applied." [my emphasis]
- At this point I was starting to view him as someone with a Madonna/whore view of women, a high degree of insecurity that he walls behind a psuedo-philosophy of male superiority and female inferiority. His goal in life appears to be to experience a sense of superiority to combat his feelings of walled-away insecurities by fucking good girls and rejecting bad girls. Virtues in his view are improving his appearance, avoiding anything that isn't 'masculine' as he sees that, and building up his body, and becoming an expert at seduction.
His parents come from the middle-east and this isn't an unfamiliar blend of psychology and philosophy in that part of the world where women have very strict prescriptions to be followed or to be punished or seen as immoral and as inferior to men and must be controlled.
He is opposed to promiscuity in women, yet makes it his lifes work to screw women, and to teach other men to also be effective in seducing women into being screwed. Anybody that doesn't see that as twisted and shallow?
One of his blog entries goes like this:
How To Choose The Best Prospects For Fast Sex
"This Saturday night I’m not going out not to practice my game, build my skills, make a girl laugh, entertain her friends, or have a good time. I’m going out to fuck. Everything I do after the moment I leave my door will be to find a girl who is open to having sex with me that same night. During the day I’m content with phone numbers, but at night I intend to go all the way, even on weeknights. Anything less than that is a complete, utter failure."
Or this one:
Feminists Are Successfully Creating A Society Of Shameless Sluts
"Before I reveal a piece of evidence that suggests American girls no longer feel ashamed for being sluts, it’s worth discussing why slut shaming became an issue that feminists hold dear to their pansexual hearts.
"One of the unstated goals of feminism is to create guilt in men for finding some women more beautiful than others. Feminists, who happen to be on the ugly end of the beauty spectrum, want to redefine beauty so that they are found to be just as worthy as genuinely pretty girls. One way to take away value from those pretty girls is to tell them that what men find to be objectively beautiful is actually nothing more than a subjective social construction. Therefore, skinny is not pretty; fat blubber is pretty. Long hair is not pretty; Skrillex haircuts are pretty. Flawless, creamy skin is not pretty; tattoos are pretty. High heels are not pretty; flip flops are pretty. You get the idea."
His website is a giant promotional for his books and newsletter which are either about him flying around fucking and talking about how other men can get lots of sex in otherwise empty relationships and criticizing women. He sells books, subcriptions to his newsletter, and all things Roosh V.
He has another website - Here are some oarticle titles from his Return of Kings website:
- Why Christianity is Not an Enemy to Neomasculinity
- Why Vladimir Putin May be the Last Guardian of Traditional Values
Higher levels of self-esteem, a solid dose of rational-egoism, with productivity and honesty as core virtues, will generate a man that is stronger than anything recommended by Roosh. I don't see what he offers to be more than trying to bury feelings of insecurity and anger at independent women, behind a purposely created narcissistic delusion and shallow goals. All that is offered is just a dressed-up, nuanced machismo. Real masculinity doesn't involve much more that a sense of fondness that being a man means appreciating women. Put another way, the best thing about being a man, is women.