- Jeff BezosCEO, Amazon
Amazon - Stop Selling RooshV (Daryush Valizadeh) Rape Books
Warning: This petition contains details about sexual assault.
So far today, two women who've read up about Roosh V (Daryush Valizadeh) and his views on rape, women and 'dating' have ended up being physically sick. It's that repugnant. His books, the 'Bang' series, are a thinly veiled guide to getting away with rape. He's campaigned to end rape -- by calling for it to be made legal.
Amazon currently stock all of his books [here].
They're making money from a man telling other men how to overcome and rape women. So is he. He's openly confessed to raping a woman in 'Bang Iceland'.
"While walking to my place, I realized how drunk she was. In America, having sex with her would have been rape, since she legally couldn’t give her consent. It didn’t help matters that I was sober, but I can’t say I cared or even hesitated. I won’t rationalize my actions, but having sex is what I do."
No, committing rape is what he does.
Valizadeh claims protest against him only 'makes him stronger'. So let's hit him where it hurts -- financially. Help petition Amazon to remove his works from their their stock; sign and share.
To those who'll cry 'censorship' - back off. He's entitled to write and think and say what he likes. He's not, however, protected from the backlash against his output, or removal of platform. This isn't about banning books, it's about ensuring he, and Amazon, can't profit from rape.
I'm not going to link his site here; it's too awful. If you want to read up, I am warning you; it's grim. Help us shut him down. We stopped Julien Blanc getting a visa for the UK -- let's see if we can make Amazon hear us.
- CEO, Amazon
Please reconsider stocking Daryush Valizadeh's books. They aren't 'pick up tips' - they normalise and diminish rape. He even confesses to raping at least one woman in his book 'Bang Iceland'. Having these in stock suggests that Amazon, and by extension you, condone his actions. Please show that this isn't the case and remove them from your stock.
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