Amazon - Stop Selling RooshV (Daryush Valizadeh) Rape Books
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Warning: This petition contains details about sexual assault.
When I first read about Roosh V (real name Daryush Valizadeh), an American citizen and professional “pick up artist,” I became physically sick. His views on rape, women, and “dating” are that repugnant. His books, known as the “Bang” series, are thinly veiled guides to getting away with rape -- a crime which he has repeatedly said should be made legal.
And yet Amazon.com, the largest online bookseller, currently stocks all of his books. They're making money from a man telling other men how to rape women. So is he.
In one of the books sold on Amazon, “Bang Iceland,” he openly confessed to raping a woman:
"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. Together we stopped a similar “pick up artist” named Julien Blanc from getting a visa to enter the UK -- now let's see if we can make Amazon hear us as well.
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