It was recently reported that, due to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, U.S. Border Patrol agents have separated nearly 2,000 children from their families at the southern border over a six week period. Continue reading “White Nationalist ‘Tradwives’ Cite Scripture To Justify Racial Segregation”
Matthew Heimbach — the founder of the white nationalist Traditionalist Workers Party — recently sat down to interview John Friend for his podcast at Radio Aryan. Continue reading “Matt Heimbach: Wealthy Jews are Bankrolling Trump Protesters”
Last October the National Policy Institute — a white supremacist think tank — held its “Become Who We Are” conference in Washington, D.C. Several prominent White Nationalists and other far-right figures attended, including French writer Guillaume Faye, who gave a racist speech on immigration and Islam. Continue reading “Guillaume Faye: Muslim Immigration Will Cause the ‘Suicide’ of the White Race”
Over at Return of Kings, columnist Jean-Batave Poqueliche penned an article about his desire to create his own “international school” for, as the tag line says, “Forging the masculine young minds and the devoted women of tomorrow.” Continue reading “Return of Kings Columnist Wants to Create an ‘International Boarding School’”
On the latest A Voice for Men podcast, Paul Elam and co-host James Huff took shots at pickup artists in general and Roosh Valizadeh in particular. The source of their ire? Comedian Jimmy Kimmel recently lampooned an ineffectual boycott of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by the folks at Roosh’s Return of Kings website, which Kimmel inaccurately labeled a “men’s rights” group. Continue reading “Paul Elam: Roosh Valizadeh is ‘Full of Shit,’ and Pickup Artists Have an ‘Almost Sociopathic Attitude’”
In a new post for his personal blog, pickup artist Roosh Valizadeh presents us with, ahem, “letter from a member of the global elite.” Continue reading “Roosh Valizadeh Pens Satirical Letter from ‘Global Elite’”
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The men’s rights website A Voice for Men has a well-earned reputation for misogyny. It’s founder, Paul Elam, has published a variety of woman-hating screeds in the past, and made statements promoting the rape and physical abuse of women. (Usually when an article crosses the line he makes a ham-fisted attempt at passing his hate speech off as “satire.”) Other notable AVfM columnists, such as Dean Esmay and Warren Farrell, are equally toxic in their denunciations of women’s rights. Since Elam et al.
are gearing up for recently announced the cancellation of their second annual International Conference on Men’s Issues in late October, here’s a friendly reminder that AVfM has promoted numerous bigots and wingnuts who not only embrace sexism, but who have also made dehumanizing statements about Jews, people of color, and other religious and racial minorities. Here are five such examples:
1. Robert Stacy McCain
A conservative blogger and author who once held a job writing for the far-right Washington Times, Robert Stacy McCain has been a longtime opponent of women’s rights. In a recent guest column for AVfM McCain referred to feminism as a “totalitarian movement,” and accused women who’ve had abortions of participating in a form of “blood sacrifice” in order to “appease their need for sadistic vengeance against the society they blame for their personal unhappiness.” While AVfM describes McCain as “an award-winning journalist” it neglects to mention his ties to various extremist groups, such as the neo-Confederate hate group League of the South, whose members openly advocate Southern secession.
In 2002 McCain (under the pen name “Burke C. Dabney”) authored an article entitled “Race and Teenage Pregnancy” for the white nationalist publication American Renaissance, in which he denounced attempts to reduce unwanted pregnancies among white teenagers as “yet another form of racial suicide.” “If crusaders against teenage motherhood were serious,” he wrote, “they would concentrate on the black and Hispanic girls who account for more than half of teenage births.” Lest people think McCain’s ties to racist organizations are in some way accidental on his part, McCain wrote in a private email that “a number of perfectly rational people” react to images of interracial couples with “an altogether natural revulsion.”
2. Paul Ray Ramsey
Paul Ray Ramsey, a prominent Dark Enlightenment “thinker,” is another individual with ties to American Renaissance (he’s spoken at their past three conferences). Known by his online handle “RamZPaul” — and dubbed “the Smiling Nationalist” by his fans — Ramsey is a sort of David Duke for the digital age, a prolific video blogger who uses satire to spread his ideology of racial separatism and anti-feminism. In one video Ramsey claimed that black folks “don’t have the IQ, they don’t have the self-control” to refrain from assaulting whites, and compared them to rattlesnakes. In a video response to the controversial Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby , Ramsey, a staunch anti-suffragist, mocked outraged women and feminists, saying that the five justices responsible for the opinion “have real issues with women.” In fact, he said, “when they wrote their official court brief, they said they ruled that way because they hate women, and they want to rape them. That’s their official legal position.” Nonetheless, Paul Elam has promoted Ramsey’s work on AVfM and admitted to having “enjoyed many of [Ramsey’s] videos.”
3. Amartya Talukdar
According to AVfM Amartya Talukdar is a “dedicated humanist living in Kolkata in India” and a “relentless campaigner for Indian and family values.” Evidently those values include a husband’s absolute right to have sexual relations with his wife regardless of whether or not she consents, since Talukdar believes laws against marital rape amount little more than a “feminist tool to criminalize marriage in India.” In a guest post for AVfM Talukdar wrote that the “concept of marital rape is an oxymoron.” Marriage is a “licence for sex” in his eyes, and if a woman ever wishes to refuse sex for any reason then tough luck — she should have filed for divorce instead. “If a man should not subject his wife to physical pain,” he reasoned, “the wife should not subject him to the rigors of the criminal justice system.” (This article is, inexplicably, still featured prominently on AVfM, whose members and supporters still bill themselves as “human rights activists.”)
Arguably worse than Talukdar’s rape apologia is his noxious anti-Semitism. Talukdar, it seems, has a penchant for Holocaust denial and a strong adoration for Adolf Hitler. In a series of Tweets, he referred to the systematic extermination of some six million Jews and millions of other “undesirables” as a “byproduct of allied propaganda just like Saddam’s weapon of mass destruction” and “Stalinist propaganda devoid of any facts.” He then added in another Tweet, “Hitler is the tallest person in history. More you ridicule, more you invent stories of Holocaust [sic], he becomes even bigger. Hail.” When Dave Futrelle of the feminist blog We Hunted the Mammoth brought these statements to the attention of AVfM managing editor and COO Dean Esmay, Esmay bafflingly responded by calling Futrelle a “sociopathic sadist” and a “stalker madman.” Go figure.
4. Stefan Molyneux
Last April AVfM announced it would hold its First International Conference on Men’s Issues in late June. Its speaker roster included the usual MRAs — Warren Farrell, Mike Buchanan, and the like — as well as some surprises, such as Irish-born Canadian blogger and libertarian philosopher Stefan Molyneux. Molyneux uses his podcast, Freedomain Radio (“FDR”), as a platform from which to spread his anarcho-capitalist ideology and other unconventional ideas. An apparent science denier, Molyneux believes there is no such thing as mental illnesses (“There are no lab tests, brain scans, X-rays or chemical imbalance tests that can verify that any mental disorder is a physical condition.”), and his hatred of psychiatry rivals that of the Church of Scientology.
Quite fitting, then, that Molyneux and his wife have been accused of being little more than cult leaders for convincing listeners to sever ties with their “families of origin” or “FOOs.” Molyneux points out that familial relationships ought to be “voluntary” and that if people cannot improve those relationships, they should have the option to “disengage” — what he refers to as “deFOOing.”
Molyneux harbors an intense hatred for women as well. In an FDR broadcast from last year, he blamed the abundance of evil men on — what else? — women who “choose assholes.” “Women who choose assholes guarantee criminality. Sociopathy. Politicians. All the cold-hearted jerks who run the world came out of the vaginas of women who married assholes,” he snarled. “Women worship at the feet of the devil and wonder why the world is evil.” Molyneux’s rhetoric is so deplorable, in fact, that when presented with this quote in last year’s debate with Matt Binder, Paul Elam couldn’t distinguish it from the words of misogynist rampage killer Elliot Rodger.
5. Daryush Valizadeh
Early this year AVfM‘s Mumia Ali (yes, he really calls himself that) published a softball interview with slimy pickup artist Daryush Valizadeh — better known as “Roosh V.” Valizadeh, a thirty-something professional troll, runs the websites Roosh V, Reaxxion, and Return of Kings, a blog “for heterosexual, masculine men” which features articles such as “5 Reasons to Date a Girl with an Eating Disorder” and “24 Signs She’s a Slut.”
Valizadeh made headlines this year for a particularly despicable article advocating the legalization of rape, supposedly in order to end it. “By teaching men not to rape, what we have actually done is teach women not to care about being raped, not to protect themselves from easily preventable acts, and not to take responsibility for their actions,” he wrote. “I thought about this problem and am sure I have the solution: make rape legal if done on private property.” As abhorrent as this opinion is, it actually makes sense that Valizadeh would advocate legalized rape considering the fact that he admitted to raping an intoxicated woman in his book Bang Iceland.
Lately, as the Anti-Defamation League points out, Valizadeh has branched out into spreading anti-Semitic myths and promoting the work of Kevin MacDonald, a retired professor and white nationalist. Mumia Ali, who became an “instant fan” of Valizadeh when he was operating his now-defunct DC Bachelor blog, had little in the way of criticism for him. “Roosh set out to achieve a list of personal goals for himself, and by any measure, he not only has done so, he’s done so by a pretty wide freakin’ margin,” he wrote glowingly. “No matter what you think of him or what he’s about, you just have to respect that.” Actually, Mumia, no. No we don’t.
In an article for Return of Kings — pickup artist Daryush Valizadeh’s steaming pile of online misogyny — writer and “web developer” B. R. Crumb wrote that men should “shoulder the responsibility for ending rape culture” by refusing to date “raped chicks.” Echoing claims made last year by right-wing author George F. Will about rape victims enjoying a “coveted status,” Crumb wrote that women are “fond of falsely crying rape” because “being known as a rape victim is all upside, no downside.” (Other than the physical and psychological trauma, rumors being spread about your sexuality, sexists running through your personal life with a fine-toothed comb, getting doxxed by Internet harassers, and being branded a “liar” and a “slut” by disbelievers, that is.)
Crumb also waxed nostalgic for a bygone era in which rape victims “could be judged unfit for marriage,” and stated that society used to regard rape as evil “only secondarily because of the emotional turmoil a raped chick experiences as she orgasms underneath her alluring, bad-boy attacker.” However, while Crumb encourages RoK readers to “say you won’t date raped chicks” so as to discourage women from “crying rape,” he nevertheless maintains that it is at least acceptable to sleep with them. After all, he wrote, “in many cases a chick who claims to have gotten raped is the closest thing to a guaranteed freak you can find”:
The feminists are right. Men must shoulder the responsibility for ending rape culture, and the way we do it is this: Never date a raped chick.
Next time you hear (or hear of) a chick claiming she got raped, what you should do is nothing. Don’t confront or antagonize her. Don’t question her motives. Certainly don’t quibble over the particulars of the raped chick’s story; even if you prove she’s lying, the world will still insist she’s a victim (see: Jackie Coakley, formerly of UVA).
And don’t date her. Simple as that.
To be clear, I’m not suggesting you forego banging a raped chick (after getting her written consent, notarized and in triplicate). Outside of a girl who is currently in the process of going ass-to-mouth with you, in many cases a chick who claims to have gotten raped is the closest thing to a guaranteed freak you can find.
But, whatever else you may do to her, do not date her.
Girls are fond of falsely crying rape because in the sexually liberated West, being known as a rape victim is all upside, no downside. Raped chicks are praised for heroism and bravery. Other people lavish attention on them, and ask them to speak about themselves at length, which for chicks is like crack cocaine.
In extreme cases, raped chicks have leveraged their purported suffering into international acclaim and seven-figure book deals.
It bears mentioning that raped chicks have always been coddled and comforted (at least in the West), and in that regard, they are not so different today than before. But in times past, that coddling took place behind closed doors, among family. It was private and there was no way to leverage it into unusual status.
Rape was kept private is because it held terrible implications for the raped chick’s future. If she were single, she could be judged unfit for marriage. If she were married and gave birth soon after the rape, the child would be regarded with suspicion if not outright labeled a bastard.
Our society came to regard rape with such gravity primarily because of these things, and only secondarily because of the emotional turmoil a raped chick experiences as she orgasms underneath her alluring, bad-boy attacker.
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Realize that we are fighting a war of disinformation, against an unprincipled enemy that is openly contemptuous of the truth. Nothing could be more tediously unproductive than arguing over facts with an opponent who has chosen to forego them. To win this fight, you have to hit the bitches where it hurts.
And for most chicks, that means attacking their romantic prospects—or, more fundamentally, their attractiveness. Even the most manjawed cunt secretly harbors fantasies of locking down a good man, marrying him, and thereby trebling her disposable income. Chicks will cry rape if it means endless, adoring attention with zero associated cost. But they won’t if they think getting raped renders them unattractive in the eyes of men.
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First, don’t seek opportunities to voice your aversion to dating raped chicks. Wait for someone else to bring it up.
Second, explain your position with sympathy for raped chicks, even expressing regret that you couldn’t date one. Never dating raped chicks isn’t retributive. It’s simply something you, as a man, feel compelled to do.
Last, don’t take individual responsibility for never dating raped chicks. Explain that allmales feel this way; the testicular fortitude to own your feelings is all that distinguishes you from the mass of men.
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This is a 10-megaton truth bomb, and your interlocutors will likely be angry and confused in its wake. Don’t expect them to agree with you, but don’t argue the point further. Once you’ve planted the seeds, step away and give them time to grow.
This is admittedly a long-term strategy. But if we band together in this effort, then someday, in the not-so-distant future, a 6.5 will find herself in her dorm room, regretfully recalling the night she got pounded out by the captain of her college’s club soccer team… and she’ll idly contemplate crying rape.
But then she’ll remember how much she likes the captain of the club swim team, and she’ll consider the impact crying rape would have on his opinion of her. And she’ll think better of her little lie.
And when she does, it will be because together, we took a stand against ever dating raped chicks.
It should be reiterated, of course, that RoK founder Daryush Valizadeh is, himself, an admitted rapist who advocates the preposterous idea that society should prevent rape by legalizing it.