Return of Kings also promote anorexia, rape, domestic violence, ‘slut-shaming’ and transphobia.
An online group of misogynistic, homophobic ‘neomasculinists’ that condones violence against gay men is to meet in real life for the first time.
Return of Kings is a US-based international web community for “heterosexual, masculine men” founded four years ago.
Next weekend, factions of the group will meet around the across 48 countries.
Anyone who is gay, female or trans is strictly forbidden from the events.
The group’s charming ringleader, ‘pick-up artist’ Daryush ‘Roosh’ Valizadeh encourages members to “come out of the shadows and not have to hide behind a computer screen for fear of retaliation.
“Up to now, the enemy has been able to exert their power by isolating us and attacking with shrieking mobs, but we’ll be able to neutralise that tactic by amassing in high numbers come February 6,” Valizadeh wrote.
“Let the sixth of February be a clear signal to all that we’re not going anywhere. We have finally arrived.”
The group list among their core principles that “a woman’s value significantly depends on her fertility and beauty. A man’s value significantly depends on his resources, intellect, and character.”
They also encourage violence towards the gay community, regularly uploading posts and videos of homophobic attacks and articles – including one in which a ‘man’ beats up a young gay teen who is out shopping with his mother.
Other bigoted beliefs include that women should not have the right to vote, that females should be treated like “disposable razors”, that the “transgender movement” is a “horror story” and that fat people are “a threat to the planet”.
Men attending the Return of Kings meet-ups must ask a specific secret question before they are taken to a bar where the official event will take place.
Our advice? Avoid at all costs.
To ensure that you don’t inadvertently stumble upon a group of these lovely gentlemen, you can check their various meet up points here.