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    Montreal Women Confronted A Gross Pick-Up Artist For His Views On Rape

    "Bienvenue à Montréal, Mother Fucker."

    The "pick-up artist" and anti-feminist blogger Daryush Valizadeh, better known as Roosh V, got a rude welcome in Montreal over the weekend.

    Roosh V / Via

    Many people in Montreal were already on the lookout for Roosh after a petition to bar him entry into Canada gained more than 40,000 signatures.

    Despite wearing a wig, Roosh was recognized and confronted at a bar, where one woman threw her beer in his face and another dumped her drink on his head.


    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.

    The ConU

    With a crowd of people following him down the street, Roosh found refuge in a nearby building while several men blocked off the entrance.

    Here's the full video:

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    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.

    A girl gave me a beer shower... after rubbing her sexy legs against me in an intimate conversation. It was worth it! 😅

    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.

    Dear Roosh,

    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."


    In addition to a speech and Q&A period, Roosh promises time for attendees to "have an intimate one-on-one moment with myself where we can take selfies together."

    His next stop is in Toronto on Aug. 15. On a previous visit to the city, Roosh complained that he had been shut down by pretty much every woman he had tried to seduce, concluding that "girls are more excited about getting late night food than having sex."


    Toronto Mayor John Tory has spoken out against Roosh V's planned Toronto event.

    While free speech is the law in this country, promoting violence against women is wrong. #topoli

    .@rooshv and his hate speech have no place in our city and should have no platform here either. #topoli

    Toronto's super-councillor Norm Kelly was more succinct.

    .@rooshv's 'take' on life is worthless garbage masquerading as provocative insight.

    Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

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