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‘Pro-rape’ blogger organizes meetings for men across U.S. — including 4 locations in NY

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A blogger who believes rape should be legalized has launched an “International Meetup Day” where supporters will gather in various locations throughout the world.

Daryush Valizadeh is known for his controversial books that advise men on the best methods to have sex with women and advocates that rape be made legal inside a private home.

Valizadeh, better known as Roosh V, runs the website Return of Kings that will host 165 events in 43 countries.

Hosts have been asked to wait at meeting points all around the world Saturday at 8 p.m. for men who are interested in attending. The men are instructed to ask the question, “Do you know where I can find a pet shop?” Members who are part of the group will then respond, “Yes it’s right here.”

A feminist group plans to protest planned events in Chicago.

Police in Des Moines posted a safety alert on Facebook urging women to stay away from the event and believe this may be potential to lure women to these various locations. They say "there is concern that this may be a ruse to commit rape."

There are four meetings happening in New York, two happening in New York City.

  • New York – St. Catherine’s Park, next to the spiral kids slide. 1245 1st Ave between 67th and 68th st
  • New York – Washington Square Park under the arch
  • Rochester – Eastman School of Music, Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St, Rochester, NY 14604), Meet at intersection at Gibbs and Main, where the concert hall entrance is.
  • Syracuse – Columbus Circle, next to the statue. Address: East Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13202