Katie J.M. Baker, formerly of Jezebel and newly of Newsweek, has a wonderful piece up at Dissent about Roosh, a prominent figure within the pick-up artist community who "enjoys middling success as the author of the “Bang” series of travel guides, which trains readers to seduce women based on derogatory ethnic stereotypes." Roosh's string of Bang books, which sound pretty chill ("In Bang Brazil, Roosh warns his followers that 'poor favela chicks are very easy, but quality is a serious problem'), come to an end in Denmark, a country whose social services have rendered its women so resistant to game techniques that poor Roosh is forced to call his travel guide Don't Bang Denmark. “This book is a warning of how bad things can get for a single man looking for beautiful, feminine, sexy women," he writes.
“A Danish person has no idea what it feels like to not have medical care or free access to university education,” an awed Roosh reports. “They have no fear of becoming homeless or permanently jobless. The government’s soothing hand will catch everyone as they fall. To an American like myself, brainwashed to believe that you need to earn things like basic health care or education by working your ass off, it was quite a shock.”
Shock turns into disbelief and then rage when Roosh is rejected by heaps of “the most unfeminine and androgynous robotic women” he’s ever met. “Not a feminine drop of blood courses through their veins,” Roosh rants. He concludes that the typical fetching Nordic lady doesn’t need a man “because the government will take care of her and her cats, whether she is successful at dating or not.”
He’s not wrong. Several of Denmark’s social services are intended to reduce gender inequality by supporting women, a sort of state feminism that he can’t accept.
In the end, it seems like Roosh ends up getting the point and then, in an unyielding fog of testosterone madness, steamrollering past it entirely: “Unfortunately, we have to accept that they go hand-in-hand, that we can’t fulfill basic human rights for all without viewing everyone as equal,” Roosh writes. “That’s fine for most people, but I’ve spent way too much time happily surviving in the jungle to pack my bags and move into the zoo.”