Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Petitioning Roosh V Return of Kings: Remove harmful, derogatory, misogynistic articles or shut down

A post graced my Tumblr dashboard the other day displaying screenshots of headlines from the site ReturnofKings.com(x). I was immediately shocked. The site is full of articles about exacerbating the fat shaming trend (x) , why it is beneficial to date a girl with an eating disorder(x) and why parents should beat their children(x)

Upon visiting the site's about page (x), you see an organized list of their beliefs, the gems of which include:
·       Women are sluts if they sleep around, but men are not.
·       A woman's value is mainly determined by her fertility and beauty. A man's value is determined by his resources, intellect and character. 
·       Elimination of traditional gender roles and the promotion of unlimited mating choice in women unleash their promiscuity and other negative behaviors that block family formation.


While we promote the right to free speech and even being snarky, condescending and rude some of the time, a line has to be drawn in the sand when it comes to hate speech so vile and disturbing that it incites acts of cyber bullying, and encourages acts of violence upon a particular group.

Roosh and his websites absolutely meet the legal definition of Hate Speech, which is:
       Hate speech is a communication that carries no meaning other than the expression of hatred for some group, especially in circumstances in which the communication is likely to provoke violence. It is an incitement to hatred primarily against a group of persons defined in terms of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and the like. Hate speech can be any form of expression regarded as offensive to racial, ethnic and religious groups and other discrete minorities or to women.



Therefore, I Feel Delicious is not only calling for a social media blackout of this man and his peons, but we also fully support the below petition... and an end to the King.

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From the Petition:

And these are worded carefully. These men identify themselves as masculine, heterosexual men (which is all fine and good), who believe men should be masculine and women should be feminine. Well, that's not really their call. The whole site is FILLED with articles that slut shame, fat shame, refer to birth control as "whore pills", and suggest ways to control a woman's diet and convince a girl to get an abortion.

It's bad enough these bullies are probably treating people poorly in real life, but now they have a community to rally in and organize things like Fat Shaming Week. This can be categorized as an act of hate, as it is hostile and harmful to a certain group they see as different.

While these men are entitled to embrace their masculinity, they are NOT by any means entitled to bullying (organized or cyber), manipulation, and outright misogyny. Especially not organized acts of hate against people they see unworthy of acceptance.

I am petitioning to either get the site to remove the harmful content from their site, or shutdown the site entirely. 
To:
Roosh V, Return of Kings
Hivelocity Support, Hivelocity
While the men on ReturnOfKings.com are entitled to remain "men's men" while the rest of the world embraces what they identity as their given sexuality, they are NOT entitled to organized bullying. What TRIES to present itself as a haven for masculine men is really where the trolls of the internet come to call women stupid whores repeatedly (but then go on and explain how to bed them), explain why we should exile fat people and why people should beat their children. Enough is enough. That's not masculinity, it's hatred.
My request is that you either start moderating your content so that your site is not high school bully heaven, or shut down entirely.

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