Target: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
Goal: Remove all listings of books that instruct men on how to trick, coerce, and allegedly rape women and get away with it.
Amazon currently lists a series of books that teach men how to allegedly rape women and escape punishment. These books, written by alleged rape-promoter Roosh V (Daryush Valizadeh), treat women like objects and consent as something to get around. In one, called “Bang Iceland,” he openly admits to preying on and having sex with a very drunk woman and having no regrets about it.
These books directly promote and encourage rape culture by telling men that in order to get sex, they need to violate boundaries, touch women without their consent, and do anything possible to get around a woman’s “no.” His “teachings” are so extreme and dangerous that the Southern Poverty Law Center included his website in a list of hateful and misogynistic online communities. This man has even advocated for legalizing rape if it’s on private property.
Roosh V is a plague upon the Earth, and his message should not be spread by any company that cares at all about women and rape victims in general. Amazon has pulled offensive listings from their website before, and these books and anything else sold by Roosh V should join the list of their banned materials as soon as possible. Sign to demand that Amazon stop contributing to the financial success of this blatant misogynist.
Dear Mr. Bezos,
Your company currently lists a series of books written by a notorious misogynist who calls himself a pickup artist. This man, known as Roosh V, attempts to teach men how to trick and coerce women into bed by getting around their consent and generally promotes violating women’s personal boundaries and treating them like objects.
Roosh V published an article saying that rape should be legal on private property. His books directly disparage and dehumanize all women. After women started speaking out against his horrible misogyny, he responded by harassing and threatening them and telling his fans to attack them.
Is this the kind of material you want your company to promote? Every time one of his books sells through Amazon, you’re helping an unrepentant rapist and misogynist make money. The examples listed are only a few of the reasons why Roosh V is an awful and dangerous person. Feel free to search for his name online and find out for yourself just how terrible he is.
Whether or not you have the stomach to do the research, please listen to women and rape victims everywhere and ban all listings of Roosh V’s books and other products from Amazon. Don’t contribute to the perpetuation of rape culture.
[Your Name Here]
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