Daryush Valizadeh, often known by the nickname Roosh V, has had enough of women calling all the shots in society. Women today make almost as much money as men, hold almost 5 percent of CEO positions at Fortune 500 companies, and are bossy enough to say “no” to sex sometimes. Against this rising tide of feminism man’s reign is speeding toward an untimely demise.
That’s why Valizadeh is calling on proud, masculine men around the world to band together on February 6. On his website, Return of Kings, Valizadeh announced hundreds of meetups in dozens of countries for “neo-masculine” men. No projected attendance figures for any of the meetups have been released; the events have apparently been created just in case there are men nearby who subscribe to Valizadeh’s worldview.
What that worldview entails can perhaps best be gleaned from a post at Valizadeh’s website, Return of Kings, called “35 Things Wrong With America.” While he’s right on some points – wastefulness and police militarization, for instance – other gripes include the expectation of tipping, gay marriage and women who vote. Overall the list is a bitter reflection on how the world has moved away from Valizadeh’s simple, straight-male-dominated ideal. He comes across as a younger, more hateful Andy Rooney. Continue reading