The days when being called a misogynist mattered are gone. SJWs have way overplayed their hand, resorting to silly ad hominems at anything. And nothing. My first inclination was to snarkily suggest that all that need happen to have someone attack was to breathe, but then I realized, breathing isn’t even necessary anymore.
For the ordinary guy, it’s merely banal to be called a name. For someone whose profile is extreme, even the most ardent feminist realizes that she must try harder. Much, much harder. And when Stephanie Jane Gari felt the need to go after Roosh Valizadeh, RooshV as he’s known on the internet, she went for it all.
Roosh Valizadeh is one of the world’s most infamous misogynists. If you haven’t heard of him, you can read about him in his own disgusting words on his blog or look at the descriptions in one of his Bang Guides which give advice about how to easily bed women—advice that dangerously flirts with outright descriptions of date rape.
It’s unclear what it takes to achieve the position of “one of the world’s most infamous misogynists.” It’s unclear why anyone, misogynist or not, would be infamous. But apparently, RooshV has managed to seize the hearts, if not the minds, of women. And S. Jane Gari shows a level of obsession bordering on the bizarre.
But even this lofty level of misogyny fails to suffice to prove her hatred. And so, she goes in for the kill.
He said, “You would think that one girl would have come forward by now and say, ‘Roosh did it. He raped me. Not one has come forward. Not one.’ ”
Now she has.
One of Roosh’s victims read my blog back in November and reached out to me, asking for my help in exposing him. She finally agreed to be interviewed after seeing how he continues to spout his poisonous, misogynist rhetoric with sickening bravado. I hope her courage will inspire other possible Roosh victims to come forward as well.
Rape? That takes it to an entirely different level. Hate RooshV’s speech all you want. He’s entitled to speak. You’re entitled to speak. Go for it. But making the factual allegation that he raped someone is far different, far more serious. What does Gari offer?
For her safety, I will protect the victim’s identity. This is the story ‘Susan’ shared with me:
Roosh approached Susan in Iceland where he was busy “bagging chicks” for one of his sex travel guides. When Susan left a nightclub with her friends, Roosh, approached her on the street and insisted on walking her home. She asked him to leave her alone. Later, when she became separated from her friends, she noticed he was following her.
Protecting the victim’s identity, a woman in Iceland whose identity, if the story is true, is already known to RooshV, immediately suggests that something is askew here. The device of protecting an identity may play well with the choir, but defies reason, particularly when making an allegation of this sort. Gari tells the story of how Susan told Roosh to leave her alone, go away, and Roosh persisted in following her despite all.
When she arrived at her home, Roosh was very charismatic and asked politely if he could just use the toilet. Sleepy and still drunk from her night out, she acquiesced and let him in to use the bathroom.
When he was done in the bathroom he faced Susan and said, “Are you home alone?”
“Yes,” she said.
Sleepy and drunk, combined with charismatic and polite, is the excuse for this inexplicable lack of judgment. Having purportedly told RooshV to leave her alone over and over, Susan suddenly reverses herself and “acquiesces” to letting him into her home when she’s alone?
Then he asked her to touch his penis. When she refused, Roosh grabbed her.
Susan started crying and said, “Why are you doing this? You’re crazy.”
He laughed and overpowered her with force, saying, “All girls like this. It’s every woman’s fantasy. You don’t even know what you’re saying. You’re drunk, but I like drunk girls.” And then, according to Susan, he raped her.
Quite a story, but one that appears far more likely to be “every woman’s fantasy” who despises RooshV rather than his. There was no report of this to the police, but that too is easily explained in the litany of rape excuses. And also explainable if it never happened and this is a wholesale fabrication. RooshV calls total bullshit.
Things I’ve never done in my life:
- Follow a girl home.
- Ask a woman to “touch my penis.”
- Try to make physical advances on a crying girl.
- Have sex in an Icelandic girl’s home while she was alone.
- Tell a girl that rape is “every woman’s fantasy.”
This is not a case of a girl I know making up an encounter, but a girl who I’ve never met and who I believe doesn’t even exist inventing a situation after skimming through publicly available excerpts of Bang Iceland.
Is it possible that Gari’s story is true? Of course. But RooshV has gone out on a limb of his own. Beyond raising the UVA false rape story, he has retained Marc Randazza to represent him in a defamation suit. In Randazza’s letter to Gari, he concedes all manner of jurisdiction, plus offers exposure to defamation himself by calling it a lie. RooshV could not do more to make himself amenable to suit, where either Susan or Gari could prove that RooshV, and not them, is a liar, rapist and defamer.
And he offers Gari an out. Admit this was all a lie and he will drop everything.
Hate RooshV? Fair enough. Scream about his misogyny at the top of your lungs, over and over again. But don’t lie. Don’t fabricate a passive-aggressive attack, particularly one that comes off as ridiculously implausible, so that you can enjoy the benefit of accusing a person of rape while depriving him of the opportunity to defend against the claim.
If RooshV raped a woman named “Susan” in Iceland, then he should be punished for his crime. But if he didn’t, if there was no rape, if there is no “Susan,” then Gari should be held to account for her libel. No amount of hatred excuses a false rape allegation.