If it hasn’t already been apparent by now, misogynist pickup artist/blogger Roosh Valizadeh is not someone you want to take legal advice from. Granted, you shouldn’t take genuine legal advice from anyone who isn’t authorized to dispense it, but it’s especially critical to ignore people who, for example, wish to legalize rape on private property.
In a recent column for his Return of Kings blog, Roosh suggests that men start surreptitiously recording all sexual intercourse via hidden camera. The reason? To prevent false rape accusations, of course. According to Roosh:
False rape accusations have reached such a fever pitch, as recently signified by a mattress-carrying attention whore and liar being rewarded for her phony story with an invite to the State Of The Union address, that it’s time men take extra-legal measures to protect themselves from Western women.
Not only is a woman’s word being taken above that of a man’s, often with full media encouragement and provocation, but 1 in 4 women are now certifiably mentally ill, at nearly double the rates of men. We’ve just started a storm of male persecution that may take years to resolve, and instead of waiting for everything to become rosy again, you must take the proper precautions today to not be victim of a bogus accusation that could ruin your life.
Of course, if by “fever pitch” he meant “rarely happens” his statement would be slightly more accurate. He also writes that it’s important to save text messages from women, especially for “black men having sex with white women, since blacks were seen as ‘savages’ who violated white purity.” (Which begs the questions: Does Roosh think they had text messaging back in the late 19th/early 20th centuries? Or does he believe mass lynchings occur with the same frequency today as they did then? And, at any rate, why does a man who attends white supremacist meetings care?)
He then makes his ill-thought out recommendation:
I recommend that from this point on you strongly consider recording casual sexual encounters with a hidden camera. If a he-said-she-said dispute concerning rape occurs, your word will carry less weight than that of a hysterical woman, even if there is not one sign of violence against her. Your situation will become dire if the media gets involved and destroys your character without even asking for your side of the story. Therefore to immediately destroy any accusation, you should provide a video recording that disproves it. Video is far more reliable in disproving rape than friendly text messages or having witnesses confirm the girl was flirting with you in the bar before the sexual encounter.
Guys, don’t do this. Seriously, don’t. Most states have criminalized the photographing or recording of people in a state of undress or while having sex. So have the District of Columbia, several U.S. territories, and the federal government. Here is a list for people to peruse at their leisure, which is current through 2009. I suggest you also visit your state government’s website to see what is current and what is not, but the point is clear: Videotaping yourself having sex with a women by using a hidden camera is a felony in many states. Roosh writes that, “In many states, recording hidden video with sound is illegal, but recording video alone is not.” Even though this is generally true, you can still run afoul of anti-voyeurism statutes depending on what it is you’re filming.
If some bad legal advice wasn’t enough, Roosh eggs on his audience even more, discussing where one can get the best deal on a hidden camera and even what the best sex position to record would be:
When you are recording a girl during sex, it would be wise to have her riding you on top for a while with your hands laying to your sides to clearly show that she is engaged in the sex act and loving your cock, regardless of how many Jager bombs she later claims impaired her mind. Once a DA prosecutor sees that footage, you’re as good as free and can then pursue a civil case against her if she has rich parents.
The men who are in the most amount of danger from a false accusation are those in college, because girls there are being fed a daily diet of rape hysteria. I recommend college-aged males to put as much importance in buying a hidden camera as textbooks, especially if they’re sleeping with girls after alcohol consumption.
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Even though I live in Eastern Europe, where false rape accusations don’t exist, I’m ready to implement the camera precaution if conditions change. If rape hysteria doesn’t taper down in the USA soon, I’m afraid it will begin spreading outside of the Anglo world. Not only will we be required to have bedroom hidden cameras, but even dashcam-style cameras we wear when speaking with women in public locations to prevent accusations of sexual harassment. Things are about to get weird, but don’t count on anyone else to help defend you from the sexual dystopia we’re now facing. It’s entirely up to you to protect yourself.
Guys, seriously. Don’t be stupid, don’t engage in nonconsensual taping of sex acts, and don’t listen to an obvious idiot like Roosh. Use your brains, please.