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Scenes from yesterday’s anti-Roosh, anti-rape rallies. With bonus Jemaine Clement

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So yesterday was the big day, the day on which the famously repugnant pickup artist Roosh “No Means Yes” Valizadeh originally planned to hold 165 meetups for his fans around the world, only to cancel them after a bit of a public outcry — you may have heard something about that.

While some of Roosh’s fanboys ended up meeting in secret, the only Roosh-related events that took place in public yesterday (besides a sparsely attended press conference called by Roosh himself) were rallies against Roosh and all of the noxious things he stands for.

Here’s a roundup of pics and videos from a number of these anti-rape-culture rallies.

In Glasgow:

https://twitter.com/jonbradyphoto/status/696077539312320512?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

https://twitter.com/jonbradyphoto/status/696080040178671616?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

 

And a longer video:

More details here and here; the second piece also mentions a protest in Edinburgh.

In Wellington, New Zealand:

https://twitter.com/NathanRoss10/status/695879919880896512

https://twitter.com/PINKYFANG/status/696101569641582593

https://twitter.com/chrissybrown/status/695863971220357120

https://twitter.com/PINKYFANG/status/696048054512652288

Wait, you’re saying to yourself, surely that can’t be the real Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords?

It is. He spent much of yesterday mocking the Roosh fanboys who showed up in his mentions.

Here’s a writeup on the protests there.

In Vancouver:

https://twitter.com/ashleylynch/status/696185668679012352

https://twitter.com/ashleylynch/status/696200789275119616

Lynch tells me that after she tweeted these pics she had “Roosh’s followers calling me at 1am and playing horror movies on my voicemail.” Because of course.

In Munich:

In Windsor, Ontario:

In Albuquerque:

More on that protest here.

There were also protests in Berlin; in Shrewsbury; in Newcastle (where a small contingent of the far-right English Defence League tried to hijack the protest); in New York City (though the only info I’ve found about it so far is from the blog of a Roosh fan) and presumably many other places as well.

If you have info or pictures or video of any of the other protests, please let me know by posting in the comments below, and I can add it to the post.

Here, by the way, is what things looked like at Roosh’s press conference yesterday.

I guess I’ll have to watch the video of the press conference and see just how thoroughly Roosh “destroys” the media, huh? He’s certainly done a fine job of destroying his own reputation as a human being.

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Jarnsaxa
Jarnsaxa
6 years ago

Ugh. I pity all the reporters that had to cover that scuzz, but I pity the women the most. The least contact with him, even eye contact, would feel defiling to anyone.

Bina
6 years ago

Love how the Conchords guy totally demolished Juicebro. That’s one for the ages.

Also, I propose we give Roosh the Santorum treatment from now on. Let’s give his name a definition that really fits. I propose “a gigantic, stinky, liquid shit that nearly breaks the toilet”.

Deborah Hitchens
Deborah Hitchens
6 years ago

Roosh could not have done more for the Feminist cause if he had tried!..
LMAO!

So lets hear it..
three cheers for Roosh!
Heeheehoohoohahahheeheehooha!
Only joking! ..
We should never mock the afflicted but in this case we will make an exception!

Tell Roosh!
We Feminists have not come to praise Caesar,
No?
We have come to bury him once and for all!
So altogether now
Three Jeers for Roosh!
Hahaha!

Bina
6 years ago

Also, I hope Arm & Hammer sues Roosh for copyright infringement. Maybe someone should alert them that he’s abusing their logo.

Bina
6 years ago

“Roosh destroys the media” — LOL, yes. In a Medusa kind of way. #BreakTheInternetRoosh!

Lea
Lea
6 years ago

Bina,
“Dropping a Roosh” should definitely be on urban dictionary.

Bina
6 years ago

“Dropping a Roosh” should definitely be on urban dictionary.

Oh yeah. I had the WORST Roosh about half an hour ago. (Irritable bowel; ’nuff said.)

Mike
Mike
6 years ago

I think it’s interesting that really, all it took to generate this big, impassioned response was for RoK to attempt at holding multiple events in public, offline. Like, had these meetings just happened in message boards or chat rooms (do people still use chat rooms?), well, that would’ve been business-as-usual; but, I think that the idea of RoK fans mobilizing – even in a tiny way – in the places that so many call home was enough to get people up and going and fighting back. There’s probably a lot that could be said about that; for me, it’s a reminder that the internet fosters a lot of discursive vacuums (all over the ideological spectrum, but probably more-so for the far right, which is where I’d put RoK) – when you and your online buddies all agree on something, it can be easy to forget what other people think.

Sol
Sol
6 years ago

Bonus: this Cernovich buttstain’s just outed himself as another loser. Easier to keep track now.

Miss Andry
6 years ago

@Bina

So we’re gonna give Roosh the Santorum treatment, right?

Bina
6 years ago

So we’re gonna give Roosh the Santorum treatment, right?

Yep.

And on that note, I’m gonna go take some Angostura with a Jäger chaser, so I don’t have another nasty Roosh tonight.

Dreadnought
Dreadnought
6 years ago

@Bina

Since Roosh complained about having to wipe his ass, I’d like to suggest we define his name as the matted mass of sweat, faeces, toilet paper, and pubic hair that develops between your ass due to poor hygiene.

Bina
6 years ago

Since Roosh complained about having to wipe his ass, I’d like to suggest we define his name as the matted mass of sweat, faeces, toilet paper, and pubic hair that develops between your ass due to poor hygiene.

Ooooooo, that’s even grosser!

There really are so many things this man could be likened to, aren’t there? “Shall I compare thee to a runny shit? Thou art more awful and more desperate…”

Auntie Alias
Auntie Alias
6 years ago

Here’s a transcript of Roosh’s statement at the press conference and the video.

Talk about professional victim! Predictably, he told the journalists present that he’s going to profit from all the exposure they’ve given him.

Biot (yet again!)
Biot (yet again!)
6 years ago

@Bina: I think that “Roosh” could be an onomatopoeia for the sound of sugar-free gummy bears creating an assplosion in someone’s poor toilet. It’s like a combination of “rush” and “sploosh.”

Dreadnought
Dreadnought
6 years ago

“I must state right now that not a single woman has been hurt. Not by me…”

Yeah, except for all those women you’ve doxxed over the years you lying sack of shit.

Eonid
Eonid
6 years ago

@Mike

I agree, 100% that the protests that so swiftly mobilized to stand up against this disgusting ideology show that people are not willing to let these men conceal themselves or stand for this hatred to be brought into “the real world”. I am also thankful that people still went and stood up to say that this sort of backwards idiocy isn’t alright, won’t be tolerated, and showed up, seemingly, in good numbers – better than any photos of a Roosh-related meetup I can remember seeing.

Bina
6 years ago

In England, the House of Commons debated me for half an hour to say how I’m a bad man who shouldn’t be allowed in the country.

Actually, Roosh, they ridiculed your flaccid cocktail weenie.

And do my eyes deceive me, or did he actually break out the “Just For Men” beard dye, just for this sad widdle presser? Because last time I saw his grungy whiskers, they were looking distinctly whiter… #peacocking

@Bina: I think that “Roosh” could be an onomatopoeia for the sound of sugar-free gummy bears creating an assplosion in someone’s poor toilet. It’s like a combination of “rush” and “sploosh.”

Ooooo, I like that, too…

“I must state right now that not a single woman has been hurt. Not by me…”

And here is where we juxtapose…

This is the same Roosh that claims he dry-fucked one of his victims, and “pounded her pussy like a pedophile” of another.

So, Roosh, which is it? Are you a rapist, or a pretend-rapist? Inquiring minds, etc.

B
B
6 years ago

Here’s a link to the Roseville, CA protest in royer park.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1690278531185037/

Dr Hoveiny
Dr Hoveiny
6 years ago

Omg, rush + sploosh is something that has been rattling around in my subconscience since I saw his guide in Iceland.

If he is to have the Santorum treatment, I think we need to have Dan Savage in on this, which I’ve no doubts he’d be happy to do. If he talks about it on his podcast, it would be done.

Zeb Berryman
6 years ago

Its really great to see that Roosh’s attempts to gain attention for himself have not only failed to benefit him but are causing protests that can help spread greater awareness about rape and rape culture.

brooked
6 years ago

Jermaine Clement’s feed is fantastically fantastic.

This guy's a neomasculinist author. That means that this RT from me will be the most-read thing he'll ever write. https://t.co/CiJWYHOHug— Jemaine Clement (@AJemaineClement) February 8, 2016

Dreadnought
Dreadnought
6 years ago

@Bina

So, Roosh, which is it? Are you a rapist, or a pretend-rapist? Inquiring minds, etc.

He’s a satirist. Of course, he never actually tells us what he’s attempting to satirise…

Brony, Social Justice Cenobite

I’m not against coming up with an insulting characterization as a useful social shortcut that directs attention to people like Roosh V and their ilk. But I’m not so sure that using a name as an insult is such a good idea, and simply choosing some gross biology to associate it to is a waste of a social effort. There will be other people with that name that will be tarred with the shame and all the best insults unpack into directly relevant social characteristics.

As an example of how this works consider “social justice warrior”. Now the functional use of SJW is in simply shutting down debate. It’s supposed to mean roughly “person fighting for social justice by illegitimate means”, but in practice it mostly means “social justice I don’t like” because I can never get the people using it seriously to detail how the behavior fits the definition. But the value to the people using it is that it does tie to a description of legitimately bad characteristics (that fit the person using it better) according to the listed definition, and the usefulness in a social conflict is in the generic terminology. A “social justice warrior” could at face value be any person struggling for social justice, which is what the people who use the term want to shoot down.

So I would recommend taking Roosh V’s awful personal characteristics, simplify them into a core set and find or make-up a term that captures it well for social conflict purposes.

Tourette’s Syndrome can give one a fascination for how social conflict, insults, and insulting characterizations work on a functional level. It certainly beats seeing it as “demons” that is for sure.

Temperance
Temperance
6 years ago

Thanks so much for the coverage! While I don’t think there’s anything NECESSARILY wrong with mum’s basement, Jemaine Clement’s antics definitely cut through some of the intimidation techniques.

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