The "pick-up artist" and anti-feminist blogger Daryush Valizadeh, better known as Roosh V, got a rude welcome in Montreal over the weekend.
In a video of the confrontation, obtained by The ConU, Roosh is berated for his views on women and rape culture.
"How dare you fucking come to Canada? How dare you fucking come to Montreal?" a woman tells him.
Here's the full video:
Roosh has a long history of controversial writings on gender relations, feminism, and rape culture. In an infamous post from February on "how to stop rape," Roosh blamed women for not taking their own safety seriously enough to avoid being assaulted and wrote that "legalizing rape" was a sensible solution.
"If rape becomes legal under my proposal, a girl will protect her body in the same manner that she protects her purse and smartphone," he said.
He also promotes a retrograde view of gender, with women told to be "feminine" while men are told to be aggressive alpha-males, a common trope in the PUA or seduction community.
Roosh acknowledged Saturday's "beer shower" on Twitter.
The woman who threw her beer on Roosh later wrote on Facebook that she immediately recognized the writer and wanted to teach him a lesson.
I am the Woman with the "sexy legs" and the pint of beer that so lovingly found tself in your face.
You approached me on a side street and asked me to come into a bar with you. What you didn't realize is that I knew exactly who you were the moment I saw you, and my efforts in confronting you that night were made much easier when you grabbed my waist and brought me into an empty bar. What you didn't realize is that every bouncer on St-Laurent [Boulevard] was looking out for you.
Did you really think that you would get away with what you have done? Did you really think that you could advocate raping women, threatening them and sharing their addresses and personal information online and not pay a price?
What you didn't realize is that while you thought you were preying on me, you were fucked the second you asked me my name. What you didn't realize is that I played your game the same way you teach it — and you lost.
Roosh V is staying at [address].
Bienvenue à Montréal, Mother Fucker.
(She later deleted the Facebook post but screenshots of it were widely circulated online.)
Roosh wrote on his website’s forums on Saturday that he had filed a police report against one of the women involved and intends to press charges for aggravated assault.
The notorious pick-up artist is currently on a tour of cities in Europe and North America speaking about "the problems that Western men face today, and how to solve them."
Toronto Mayor John Tory has spoken out against Roosh V's planned Toronto event.
Toronto's super-councillor Norm Kelly was more succinct.
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