Authenticity Is Not In And Of Itself A Virtue

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Memo to Roosh Valizadeh: SEE, THAT'S KINDA RAPEY.

During the whole tempist in a teabag that was the Great Return Of Kings Meetup the constant pronouncement from everyone at Return of Kings was that it was totally wrong to portray head Garbage Man Roosh Valizandeh as "pro-rape" because he was kidding the one time he wrote an article saying we should legalize rape and the rest of the site's attitude toward consent was just a bunch of feminist demonizing of fake rapes like "date rape".

Well, it's Men's Rights Monday, and Roosh has a new article up entitled "Why It's Impossible For Men To Be Authentic". Its thesis? Now that women can make their own money, there's no incentive for them to stay in a relationship with an asshole just for food and shelter.

You may think I'm exaggerating, in which case, welcome to your first Men's Rights Monday, and allow me to introduce you to the collection of rotting fish corpses that is the Men's Rights movement. The rest of you, who've been paying attention, will not be surprised by the following ACTUAL QUOTE TIME!

"In more ancient times, relationships were much different than what we experience now. Back then, when a woman valued a man’s resources for her very own survival, the man could more or less be himself since there were less options for her to walk away YOLO-style and immediately find another man."

I don't know how much more rapey it gets than "stick around and have sex with me whether you like it or not, or you'll die". Those are the circumstances Roosh looks longingly upon, when a man could be "authentic" and women would still fuck them because if they didn't, they'd be starving and homeless. Because he's classy like that.

Most of the rest of the article is a bunch of rambling, almost entirely using lots of stomach-turning pick-up artist/men's rights jargon like "beta male", "game", and "We have to rip out our beta male souls, or just a natural impulse to be a good person, and morph it into something that a modern woman appreciates enough to spread her legs for the moment of sex...".

And there we have the crux of the problem. It's impossible to be authentic and stay in a happy relationship when your authentic self happens to be a prolapsed asshole of appallingly epic proportions. Those of us who are actual decent human beings can find love and happiness with other decent human beings while not having to hide the fact that we're decent human beings because, well, WE'RE DECENT HUMAN BEINGS.

What you're experiencing, Roosh, is the inevitable sad consequence of creating an entire political movement founded on the core principle of "how dare you call me out for being a fucking monster?" You've decided The Way You Are is The Way Men Should Be because it's the only possible way you can justify being the way you are, which is, once again, something that takes the shape of a person but is made entirely of toxic sludge.

If, after a decade of creating a set of techniques to convince women to sleep with you against their best interests, and creating a political movement around demeaning, minimizing, subjugating, and insulting women, you find yourself unable to have a happy, long-lasting relationship with a woman that doesn't involve pretending to be someone you're not, well, there's a reason for that. Cause, meet effect.

And because it wouldn't be Men's Rights Monday without a quote that inadvertently reveals the deep pathos at the heart of the movement, a pathos so severe it would make you feel sympathy for the people involved if they weren't just the worst fucking people around, enjoy one final snippet of Roosh.

"One reason the game is not worth it for some men is because we are forced to be actors and clowns in the presence of women for transient sexual gain. I would do 1,000 approaches if it meant I met a girl who would unconditionally love me for who I am and will become for all eternity, but this is an absolute impossibility where girls can survive without men."

And that, right there, is why people think you're pro-rape, fucknut.