Pickup guru Roosh V tries to drum up page views with vicious transphobia, his regulars applaud



Pickup guru and human stain Roosh V. continues his search for attention at any cost. His latest grab for page views takes the form of a nasty little post on Return of Kings ostensibly “warning” his readers how they can protect themselves from evil “[t]rannies [who] will try to trick a player to get some loving.”

The post, written by someone calling himself redpiller1985, is a transphobic rant in the form of a jokey list purporting to show guys “8 Ways To Spot A Transsexual.” Redpiller1985 starts off by declaring that

It’s not just betas and closet conning alphas trying to hold us back. It’s cross-dressing men who are so mentally ill that they think they’re women. They’re delusional omega men who think acting like a caricature of the women who don’t give them play is how they can finally get some sexual pleasure from unwitting men.

The “humor” of the post is so strained it’s doubtful it would even elicit a chuckle from even the most egregious transphobe. Redpiller1985 mocks “trannies” for allegedly having silly names “[l]ike the name Jessica but spelled as Jessika.” He think’s its hilarious that they don’t like being referred to as “he,” and that some “trannies” use words like “kyriarchy” and “cisgender.” He thinks it’s risible that “[t]ranssexuals have an incredibly high suicide and drug abuse rate..”

Indeed, a portion of the article is devoted to mocking the suicide attempt of a trans game designer; I’m not going to quote any of that.

Redpiller1985 ends by proclaiming, with mock sincerity, that all this nastiness is really an attempt to help poor “trannies” get their lives in order:

We as red pillers must even tell the most beta blue pillers in existence when the “hot girl” at the bar is really a lying mentally ill man in a dress. If we stand up to their mental illness and call them out instead of making their delusions worse. It will inspire these disfigured men to stop being omegas and start being true men again.

In the comments, someone calling himself Ben “Race War Now” Garrison declares that “Trannies will be the first to hang on the Day of the Rope.” Another commenter posts a photo of a murdered trans woman lying dead in the street, with the note “[h]ere’s a good example photo of what happens once trannies get found out.”

Not all the commenters are on board with the transbashing. One suggests that

[T]rannies (especially the Asian kind) are super friendly and outgoing. No girl is every as nice or friendly to the strange guys around her.

That bit of racial and sexual fetisihization is about as “trans-friendly” as it gets on Roosh’s hate site.

About David Futrelle

I run the blog We Hunted the Mammoth, which tracks (and mocks) online misogyny. My writing has appeared in a wide variety of places, including Salon, Time.com, the Washington Post, the New York Times Book Review and Money magazine. I like cats.

Posted on November 4, 2013, in advocacy of violence, alpha males, asian fetishist, attention seeking, beta males, hate, men who should not ever be with women ever, misogyny, playing the victim, PUA, racism, red pill, rhymes with roosh, transphobia, trigger warning and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 157 Comments.

  1. @Brodt

    It’s just willful ignorance, they might as well also claim that the world is flat (or only 6000 years old, which I bet some of them do).

    Nooo, of course not! They’re all totes rational atheists who could never fall for something as foolish and unscientifical as all of that nonsense! No, they prefer their pseudoscientific beliefs to stem from a misrepresentation of evolution and history – not the denial of them.
    Also, hi!


    Yep. The very first day of every month has been officially designated as Stop Violence Against Men Day

    Officially? By whom? ‘Cuz, if it’s Paul Elam… that’s not really official by any official definition of the word official.

    And if some people don’t like it, tough.

    And if it irritates some people, too bad.
    I don’t give a hoot. And neither should you.

    Why wouldn’t we like it?
    Why would it irritate us?
    Why should we give a hoot?
    Oh… right. We’re misandrists. I forgot. Boo! Down with the MRM doing something arguably worthwhile for a change! Boo! Etc.

  2. For LBT, who’s so damn manly.

  3. But, at present (and for the foreseeable future, they have no Lenin, nor even a Hitler; and no good cause to rally round, so they aren’t likely to find one; esp. with fools like Elam and Esmay and so on being the locus of activity, and gatekeepers to “fame”), so they are a dangerous nuisance, not an existential threat.

    Or even Mussolini. Somehow I don’t think “Say what you like about Elam, at least he got the trains to run on time” is ever going to be a thing.

  4. RE: Quackers

    Am I making sense? o.O

    Yeah, I get what you mean. These guys just don’t CARE about folks. They want to have their cake and eat it too, and they throw tantrums over it.

    RE: Shaun DarthBatman Day

    Ennnnnh. Children and animals are usually THE FIRST targets of violence, and males can be part of those. Sorry, not quite buying it.

    RE: Falconer

    O_O WAT

  5. Ennnnnh. Children and animals are usually THE FIRST targets of violence, and males can be part of those. Sorry, not quite buying it.

    😮 Do you see that? Ohhhh the misandry of it all! LBT called men animals!!!😛
    But yeah, roughly half of almost all subjugated groups will be men. Therefore men do, in fact, end up being targets of violence and oppression. But this is because those particular men are members of groups other than “Men” rather than because they are men.
    I mean, how often do we hear complaints that start, “homeless men…” or “gay men…” or “Mexican men…”? And how often do we hear complaints that just start, “men…” which aren’t simply restating those other complaints without acknowledging the specific group to which they apply?

    What forms of oppression do men face as a class? I can’t think of any that aren’t a result of women being considered inferior and unsuited for “men’s jobs,” and while the MRM does make a big show of complaining about those issues, they also oppose the solution to them in upholding the idea of women’s inferiority and unsuitability. While I’ll agree that you can support your own oppression, I’m not sure it’s sensible to complain about it while supporting it.

  6. I am a transwoman, and this is the first I’ve heard of objections to that word. Doesn’t obviously mean that it’s non-existent, but I don’t think such objections are prevalent. Thank you for deferring on it, even still.

  7. *facepalm* I totally borked my communication there. I agree with everything you just said. I just meant that I figured abusive people were more likely to abuse animals or children of any gender before they take on tougher quarry like adults.

  8. I have never encountered the word kyriarchy before, anyone got a definition?

  9. RE: Zolnier

    I think it’s gone a bit out of vogue; it’s a term for all the oppresive systems meshed together — sexism, classism, ableism, all the rest.

  10. Zolnier – Wiki says that kyriarchy refers to a sort of intersectional version of patriarchy.

  11. “A little fun test is to imply the hottie in the dress is a he. Most normal women would laugh at that and chuckle, allowing you to game on and win them over. The tranny views this as an attack on them and will get hostile with you. Expect a “pronoun” check with some snark.”

    Yeah the trans* person is just going to be reactionary because you’ve offended them or found them out. It has nothing to do with the fact that trans* people are murdered every single fucking day just for being who they are. Right…

    Why do these guys seem to believe that trans* people are simultaneously easy to spot and always lurking in the shadows ready to ensnare a hapless peen? I can’t even…

    Also, I am glad that anyone trans* here is able to laugh this stupid shit off, especially because I know that doing that IRL is a whole hell of a lot more difficult. I hope you know that there are more and more people out here who support and love you guys. Thank you, just for being. 🙂

  12. @marci

    Why do these guys seem to believe that trans* people are simultaneously easy to spot and always lurking in the shadows ready to ensnare a hapless peen? I can’t even…

    It’s a dehumanization effort:
    a) they’re not “normal”, therefore they’re easy to spot;
    b) they’re not “normal”, therefore they’re evil and lurk in shadows ready to ensnare hapless peens.

    I’ve noticed it quite a lot in bigots, it doesn’t matter if the individual elements of the dehumanization match up as long as the target is made to look lesser in some way. There’s probably also a “grab bag” effect to it, since different bigots object to different things, everything gets thrown into the stereotype and it’s assumed that it’s all true.

  13. RE: marci

    Those stereotypes mostly get pegged on trans women, which is disgusting behavior. Trans guys like me tend to, at best, be dismissed as wannabes, or treated as magical hybrid unicorn men. (“Half the guilt for the same mileage!”)

    There are a LOT of awful myths all meshed together. It’s incredibly gross.

  14. “Indeed, a portion of the article is devoted to mocking the suicide attempt of a trans game designer; I’m not going to quote any of that.”

    Dani Bunten Berry is rolling in her grave right now…

  15. I wonder if they realize that they’re ‘way of the red pill’ (which is a reference to the movie, The Matrix) is a culture symbol popularized by Lana Wachowski, who just so happens to be a….wait for it…transsexual female. So does this mean the author of that article will change his name, that culture symbol??? Ya know, since he’s so disgusted in TS women.

  16. RE: Mandy Burgundy

    I’ve never seen any red-piller actually ACKNOWLEDGE that fact.

  17. Wanna put an end to this site? STARVE THE BEAST! Here’s how:

    The site is a money-maker for Daryush Valizadeh (“Roosh V”), who finances his ex-pat life on revenue coming from Amazon Affilliate click-throughs that appear on both returnofkings.com and rooshv.com. We can shut off that revenue stream by insisting that Amazon enforce its Operating Agreement, which is here: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/agreement/ .

    Affilliates can be shut down if ads appear on sites that:

    (a) promote or contain sexually explicit materials;

    (b) promote violence or contain violent materials;

    (c) promote or contain libelous or defamatory materials;

    (d) promote discrimination, or employ discriminatory practices, based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;

    Wanna help? Complain here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/reports .
    Seller nickname (affilliate name) is rooshlog-20
    Then cite many specific posts on returnofkings.com and rooshv.com that violate one or all the above.

    Let’s get to work.

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