Fort Canning, Singapore is currently listed as one of the locations for an 'International Meet Up Day' organised by pro-rape advocate Daryush Valizadeh, also known as Roosh V. He is behind a blog called Return of Kings, which is catered towards "heterosexual, masculine men" who believe "men should be masculine and women should be feminine".
According to the blog, some principal tenets include men opting out of monogamy and reproduction if there are no incentives to engage in them. Another is of the belief that a woman's value significantly depends on her fertility and beauty, while that of a man's depends on his resources, intellect, and character.
Valizadeh wrote an article in 2015 calling for rape to be legalized on private property as a means to “defeat rape culture”. He wrote, "I propose that we make the violent taking of a woman not punishable by law when done off public grounds. If rape becomes legal under my proposal, a girl will protect her body in the same manner that she protects her purse and smartphone".
The group has been said to be hostile towards men of colour despite the website claiming that the meeting “is for straight men of all races”. The Roosh V following has also been known to be “racist and xenophobic”.
The meet up is to take place this Saturday (February 6) in a private location so as to avoid cancellation. The meet up location has not been moved as of yet and is still at Fort Canning Park underneath the big arch. URL is provided here: http://www.returnofkings.com/78021/full-city-listing-and-meeting-points-for-international-meetup-day#prettyPhoto/56/
URL for the AsiaOne article about the event: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/international-group-pushing-legalize-rape-may-meet-singapore
[Edit] The February 6 meet up has been cancelled. However, as this meet up was part of an even larger global 'International Meet Up Day', the group may try something similar again in the future. It must be made known that it is not just the 'Meet Up' that we are against but rather the ideals that Daryush Valizadeh and his followers represent. This lets it be known that such attitudes will not be welcome here and hence, action must be taken against their group.
We, the unified people of Singapore, stand together and call upon the government of Singapore to prevent Daryush Valizadeh and his following from promoting their hateful violent views in our country as well as empower ourselves to take a stand against the chauvinistic and sexist advocates of rape which extends to Daryush Valizadeh and his following.
The NO to Roosh V and rape in Singapore petition to Singapore Government & People of Singapore was written by Ryan and is in the category Gender Rights and Issues at GoPetition.