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‘Pro-rape’ blogger cancels meetings nationwide amid safety concerns

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A blogger who believes rape should be legalized has canceled an “International Meetup Day” amid safety and privacy concerns, according to an announcement on his blog Wednesday. 

"I can no longer guarantee the safety or privacy of the men who want to attend on February 6, especially since most of the meetups can not be made private in time. While I can’t stop men who want to continue meeting in private groups, there will be no official Return Of Kings meetups. The listing page has been scrubbed of all locations. I apologize to all the supporters who are let down by my decision."

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 was scheduled to host 165 events in 43 countries.

Men interested in the meet ups were going to gather all over the country on Saturday at 8 p.m. But after the potential for backlash and protests, the events were canceled.