Rape Apologist Forced To Shut Down His Website After Running Out Of Money

Karma always comes around to bite those who deserve it.

This time, she came for a disgusting, demeaning, sexist rape apologist named Daryush “Roosh” Valizadeh who promotes sexual assault.

His website that belittles and demeans women, complains about feminism, and discusses the emasculation of men, among other topics, does not have the finances to continue running, and therefore, will be shut down. 

Return of Kings – whose tagline is “for masculine men” because of course, it is – has dangerous articles such as “35 Pretty Girls Who Became Fat and Ugly

Yeah, no, I’m not kidding.

Other articles on the site include “Men Benefit from Acting Potentially Violent And Explosive Around Women” and “7 Ways Women Are Just Like Abandoned Dogs.

The self-proclaimed “pick-up artist” wrote an in-depth article about how women are dumb and useless, and another about how men should invade women’s privacy and record them having sex with hidden cameras.

So yeah, there’s that.

Any clue as to why funding for the website is low??

Valizadeh announced that the website would be going on “indefinite hiatus.”

He explained that this was two-fold: due to low funding, and due to him being “burned out” from blogging, penning books, doing live streams, and more. Must be exhausting being so hateful…

He explained the decline of readership, and those who financially contribute to the site:

“We’ve been banned from Paypal and countless ad partners, which forced me to lay off the site editor last year and also lower payments to regular contributors. This started a negative spiral of declining content quality, site traffic, and revenues. Even the beloved comments section, which many see as the highlight of ROK, was badly hit when Disqus banned us. Currently, ROK receives half the traffic of its peak and less than one-fifth of the income.”

It’s so hard to see why the hate group, er, I mean website, is banned from ad partners.

HuffPost pointed out that his books glorify sexual assault, and as a result, nine of his books were removed from Amazon.

How bad is it, might you ask? He said the following in one of his books in 2011:

“In America, having sex with her would have been rape, since she couldn’t legally give her consent. It didn’t help matters that I was relatively sober, but I can’t say I cared or even hesitated.”

In that same book, Roosh bragged about raping a woman while she was only half-conscious.

YouTube has given him one strike on his account, removed one of his videos for violating a hate speech policy, and took away his ability to use the livestream feature for three months. If he receives an additional two strikes in the next three months, they will delete his account permanently.

People are celebrating:



Good riddance, Return of Kings — and Roosh.

H / T – HuffPo, Return of Kings


Written by Alex Maxx

Alex is an author with a passion for storytelling, black coffee, and the oxford comma. She has been published in POPSUGAR, Diply, Alloy, The Mighty, Yahoo, College Fashionista, and Her Campus. When she isn't busy attempting to smash the glass ceiling, or dismantling the patriarchy, she enjoys binge-watching true crime documentaries, online window shopping, and going on adventures and exploring new places.
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