DALLAS -- After enough public backlash, the 'pro-rape' group Return of Kings has canceled all worldwide meetups -- including three in DFW -- because they're not sure it's safe.
Good thinking. First time thinking about someone's safety, ROK?
In an announcement posted on their website, the group said that they are canceling meetings scheduled for various locations on February 6. A previous posting indicated one of those meetings would be held in Dallas and two others in Denton.
The post states: "I can no longer guarantee the safety or privacy of the men who want to attend on February 6, especially since most of the meetups can not be made private in time. While I can’t stop men who want to continue meeting in private groups, there will be no official Return Of Kings meetups. The listing page has been scrubbed of all locations. I apologize to all the supporters who are let down by my decision."
The bulk of the push back against ROK stems from a blog post from February of last year titled "How To Stop Rape" in which the author states that the issue with many rapes is that the woman is "not responsible for her actions."
The post states in part: "I thought about this problem and am sure I have the solution: make rape legal if done on private property. I propose that we make the violent taking of a woman not punishable by law when done off public grounds."
The author states that if rape was legal on private property, women would "protect her body in the same manner that she protects her purse and smartphone. If rape becomes legal, a girl will not enter an impaired state of mind where she can't resist being dragged off to a bedroom with a man who she is unsure of."
The author has since taken to Twitter, where he states the post was satire and that he and his supporters do not advocate for legalizing rape.