Interview On Washington Times Blog

I never thought I’d do an interview with a publication owned by the late Reverend Sun Myung Moon, but it happened. It was split up in two parts (1 and 2). Here it is:

Joseph F. Cotto: Over the last several years, many have come to believe that chivalry is no longer a practical social norm. Do you agree with this idea?

Roosh V: Chivalry was an exchange. Men would be chivalrous while women would look presentable, cook wholesome meals, and take care of the home. This obviously has broken down, but women still believe men should hold their end of the bargain while they abstain. It’s 2013 and they advise men like me to open doors, be polite, and pay for dates, yet when you tell them to act like a lady, they denounce you as a “sexist” or “misogynist.”

The irony is that women absolutely do not have sex with chivalrous men anymore; they stick them straight in a black hole known as the friend zone. Until women reward chivalrous men with sex and relationships, it will continue to be be phased out of society.

Cotto: Today, divorce and infidelity rates are disturbingly high. Insofar as men are concerned, why do you think that this is the case?

Roosh: Divorce in America is a great deal for women. She gets half a man’s assets and monthly payments that can be quite substantial if children are involved. The more money the man has, the more she gets paid. The ultimate humiliation for husbands is to pay alimony for a woman who then takes care of her “bad boy” lover in his former bed. If you take away incentive for a woman to remain a wife or to be loyal, she won’t.

Cotto: It is often said that “Nice guys finish last”. Generally speaking, what are your views about this idea?

Roosh: That phrase presupposes that nice guys are even in the game, but these days they are resigned to being spectators. If you are a nice guy, the best hope you have is marrying a spinster in her 30s who already had more than a couple dozen sexual partners when she was “discovering” her sexuality during her 20’s, and she’ll still put you below her office career.

You get the used car with high maintenance costs while the jerks who treat her poorly get to drive the new car off the lot, enjoying the new car smell.

Cotto: Often, men develop midlife crises due to serious self esteem issues. Do you believe that this is inevitable, or more of a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Roosh: When your masculinity is being shamed into obsolescence by the feminist elite, when women are repeatedly passing on you for bad boys, and when no one seems to give a damn that you’ve had a respectable career where you’ve contributed meaningfully to society in some way, you’d have self-esteem issues too. When you’ve done everything that women told you in order to land a wonderful wife and mother, but you’re alone and stuck on with nothing but 50 year old divorcees giving you winks, I think you would wonder why you worked so hard in life and if it was all worth it.

Cotto: Feminism is a tremendously controversial subject. From your standpoint, what legacy has it left for men?

Roosh: Weaker men. The whole point of feminism is to absolve women or all responsibility for their actions while shaming or criminalizing masculinity. Women act more masculine in their pursuit of power while men are becoming unsure of which behaviors they can safely exhibit, forcing them to take on more feminine traits. In the end you’ll have an androgynous society where both sexes are unhappy because you’ve taken them far away from natural behavior that has existed among humans for hundreds of thousands of years.

Cotto: During the years ahead, do you expect political correctness to find a welcome audience among younger generations of men?

Roosh: The best brainwashing program for politically correct speech is higher education. This is where you have a man’s undivided attention for four years. You can stuff his brain with whatever nonsense you want, but since fewer men are now going to universities, I think you will begin to see men growing up without this brainwashing and then questioning a lot of PC ideas.

Cotto: Since you became a professional writer about dating, what has been the greatest lesson you learned?

Roosh: American women are the worst in the world. I’m not using hyperbole; I’ve been to over 25 countries and have dated in most of them. It’s the only country where I have consistently sour experiences with uppity women who seem to swallow all the male hatred that has been taught to them in college and by the media. Dating an American woman is like going to battle, and I feel sorry for all the men that are still stuck with them.

Cotto: If you could give men a single bit of advice for the life well lived, what would it be?

Roosh: Get out of America. Make your money, start some type of internet business that frees your mobility, and hop an airplane to a destination where English is not the primary language. At least when it comes to women and comfort, the grass is indeed greener. I’ve lived almost four years outside of America, and I have no desire to go back.

Cotto: Now that our discussion is at its end, many readers are probably wondering how you came to be such a noted voice about men’s issues. What inspired you to pursue such a career?

Roosh: It was an accident. I originally writing guys how to find happiness through sex and casual relationships, but soon it became clear that the more American girls you sleep with, the less happy you become. My search abroad for feminine women made it easier to write comparisons on how bad American guys have it.

The interview almost turned out to be a “red pill for dummies” guide. The question is if it convinced any white knights and beta males.

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  • Crowndog

    Dam Roosh Man another out of the park H.R.!

  • aurini

    “soon it became clear that the more American girls you sleep with, the less happy you become.”

    Amen. Here in Calgary the women are just cold and shallow; their highest dream is to have an overpriced house in a suburb, with an hour commute to downtown, and a bunch of “friends” to display their wealth to. They’re demanding and unpleasant, and trying to appreciate them as a person is a sure route to singledom.

    Just last summer I kicked this cute Filipina out of my bedroom because she was insufferable (after suggesting that her father had been right to call her a whore the other day – heh), and most of them carry so much attitude that I can’t even be bothered to let them get that far.

  • Anonymous

    Nice interview dude! I lived outside the US for 2 years, and coming back to date American girls was quite depressing. I can’t wait to get out of this shithole again!!!

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  • moe jones

    The tides are slowly turning. You can’t hold back the truth forever, especially when the truth is spread on the internet.

    I don’t know what your goal in this interview was, but my concern is the presentation. Even though you’re undoubtedly right about everything in this interview, you may come across as bitter and conceited to your average blue pill idiot. My guess is that a lot of blue pill guys who aren’t on the edge are going to read what you said about feminism and American women and think “wow what a bitter misogynist,” which can discredit you in the eyes of the mass of idiots.

    So again while I agree with everything in the interview, I think that if you are going semi-mainstream the presentation should be more persuasive. If your goal during the interview was just to speak your mind, and it ended up being red-pill for idiots, then it’s a different matter. Just my two cents.

  • Bronan The Barbarian!

    I’m kind of surprised they published this much real talk. Great work getting the message out there.

  • yes

    Roosh you really need to grow up a bit

  • Rudebwoy

    Good work again, man you got a Phd in this subject.

  • ‘Reality’ Doug

    “…enjoying the new car smell.” lulz So true. And to say nice guys are not even in the game is telling it like it is.

    My Mr. Nice Guy, 19??-2009, RIP.

    Mr. Hyde the Glide, 2009->infinity and beyond, bitches.

  • panzertape

    It seems the tides are definitely turning.
    I don’t think he comes across as being overly bitter. The friendzone is increasingly accepted thanks to memes and sites like 9gag. That’s a good starting point.

    Maybe a few of them will see this interview and swallow the red pill.

  • panzertape

    the idea of the friendzone, the fact that it exists, that is.

  • Ari

    Great, great interview. Roosh, really liked your answers. I dumped this girl I was getting serious with, but somehow I ended up getting depressed. Went out yesterday with a work friend and scored the digits of a hot chick who was into me. Every player needs to read this interview.

  • DAP

    “Red Pill for Dummies” should definitely be the name of your next book.


    Roosh congratulations, this is awesome interview ! Way to go !!!

  • LOKY

    The harsh truth:

    This site is so funny because you guys are all SO right. I am an European women and live in a country that is similar in wealth to the US. I am 38 yrs old and have two kids from different men. They both pay child support for the kids which of course I spend on myself as well. I also get money from the state which pays for my nice apartment. I haven’t worked in 10 yrs and have a fun life. I enjoy online dating and I would never date a boring, ugly guy. I am still pretty hot so I get loads of messages even from much younger men. Of course they are not looking for anything serious but what do I care? As long as they make me feel hot and pay for dinner I’m in :)! (I don’t let them meet my kids though.)

    Life is GREAT as a woman. There are still many desperate guys out there who would do anything to get some from ANYONE. I don’t have to be 25 for this lol. Many want to get serious too. These guys are usually pretty plan but if they have a good job I might pick one of them for marriage when my kids get older and child support runs out. I have tons of options and love how the entire world seems to be so supportive to me. At the same time my ex bf, father to one of my kids, works two jobs to pay for our child and the other one he has with a different woman. I am so glad I don’t have to do this. Men are stupid to put up with all this but so much fun. Just love it :). Sorry this is the harsh truth. Don’t attack me now please.


  • Revol

    This stuff makes me so sad. I know it is true. I spent my college years busting my ass to get into medical school because I thought this was the path to happiness. Before I discovered the “red pill” and the truth about women. I feel like I have been cheated. I have dedicated the best years of my life to becoming what I thought was a respected part of society. Unfortunately there is no reward. How disappointing. I wish someone would have told me these things earlier. I definitely would have made different choices.

  • Red Pill Too Late

    F@#@!NG AWESOME! that this kind of truth hits a mainstream blog.

    You should consider this a high point of your career.

  • Tim Shepard

    When I saw those interviews yesterday. I was kind of amazed a traditional media outlet would publish them. What are the liberal studies majors thinking?

  • LOKY

    Life is goooood

  • Anonymous

    The truth always sounds harsh, when in fact is isn’t at all, its just the truth. And everyone that speaks the truth will get labelled an asshole by someone somewhere. I just laugh at the whole thing and bang tail. The only truthful way to handle it in the US or westerinzed countries is any combo of; 1 night stands, or get with a girl and keep her around until she starts with the usual westerinzed behavior, then onto another one, and then another.

    Do not expect to find a woman in any sphere you can count on. All walks and all types of women seem to be pretty well ruined now in the US. Its beyond the “band wagon” mentality for them. Its now to a stage of engrained entitlement.

    The man – womanless or not – at the end of his reign of women will still be happy when he’s out of his sexual prime because most men are much more likely to take up an “intelligent” hobby/liefstyle like making furniture, inventing things, exercising,fixing stuff for himself, cars, toys, etc.. While women will typically be left looking and feeling used up, bitter, manless, and undesirable. Of course, she will try like hell to snag a rich husband, but she’ll never be able to run from her true shallowness as she stumbles with her damages soul to the grave after joining local church groups 10 years prior to mortality to convince herself “Jesus” loves her, even though she consciously destroyed any normalcy for her kids lives growing up (broken households), cheated on a man/men she made an eternal promise(s) to just for a life of cheap thrills.

    As far as cheap thrills ladies, guess what? Men invented almost everything people use that allow those thrills to occur: all the technology, cars, houses, vacation spots, boats, planes, energy, financial system, government, etc. The difference, is most men can enjoy a life of cheap thrills and keep their morality in tact. Do not look down.

  • beta_plus


    The Washington Times is considered to be one of the most right wing daily papers in the country. If Roosh was ever going to get a fair hearing, the Wash Times would have been one of my top 5 choices


    ROTFLMAO!!! You just described a Danish woman to a tee.

  • Infantry

    Excellent work getting unsoftened red pill truth into the mainstream media. If you do more of this you will ironically be a more effective MRA than many in the MRM despite your feelings about them.

    If we wake enough blue pillers up from the matrix we will eventually reach a critical mass large enough to start influencing politics. Whether this happens before the crash is anyone’s guess.

  • Days of Broken Arrows

    Really happy to see this stuff bubbling into the mainstream. Ever since Tom Leykis went off the terrestrial airwaves, it’s been missing. Congrats, and I hope other places pick up on it. For every hater you get, there will be ten guys ingesting this message they desperately need.

  • DarkTriad

    Great interview, but I have to say, you got sucker punched with the leading “mid life crisis” question. If you read up on it, you’ll find it was coined (mnaufactured) by an angry female magazine editor that didn’t like that her succsessful male colleauges were enjoying their success with hot sportscars and hot women younger than she was. She was angry that she didn’t have the same options, so she manufactured the “crisis”. Seriously, when do men start like hot cars? At about 5 years old with matchbox cars. Just because it may take another 40 years before we achieve the resources to hae thebest toys doesn’t mean it’s a crisis. The only crisis is hers.

  • fjod/10199

    well done, roosh.

    rollo about mid-life crisis:

  • Turner

    Direct, succinct answers leaving not a lot of room for interrepretation of your stance. Politicans state note.

    “but women still believe men should hold their end of the bargain while they abstain.”

    Very true. This attitude very prevalent with every American chick I meet, abroad or elsewhere.

  • Anonymous

    “Really happy to see this stuff bubbling into the mainstream. Ever since Tom Leykis went off the terrestrial airwaves, it’s been mising.”

    Tom Leykis is #34 in the world for streaming radio stations: (probably higher by now)

  • Theodora

    Great interview, it’s nice when Roosh gets to be serious about his views without being attacked or ridiculed, and also when he doesn’t make fun of the questions. I hope to get to see more of that in the future.

    And please allow me to add that even though he is “such a noted voice regarding men’s issues”, his views have helped out many women too as far as how things work or should work.

  • Beidas

    Oh for fuck’s sake. You guys are like painted savages who have never ever seen a mirror before – squawking in disgust at the hideous face you see scowling back at you. Can no one connect the dots between the endless military adventures, huge prison population and the competitive assholery that American society has become? Your male nature being used against you. Competition works best when there is actually enough to go around. When there isn’t society degenerates into gang warfare. Don’t blame the wimmenz because they don’t get treated quite as crappily as you. Blame yourselves. If you won’t help build the world you want to live in, then you will live in the one you’ve got. And you deserve to.

  • Stuki

    “If you won’t help build the world you want to live in…”

    It’s gone way beyond building by now. Destroying is the first task of the day.

    “.., then you will live in the one you’ve got.”

    Or leave fro greener pastures, as Roosh advices.

  • Rajeev Sanbu

    Neat jokes, please thanks, buddy! Please the upkeep, Mr RooshTV! :)

  • Anonymous
  • j212

    Roosh needs to get laid. Desperately.

  • dannyfrom504

    great article. 2013, you called it.

  • John Rambo

    sup Roosh,

    I know you are into big books and classical literature, so I thought I’d stop by and suggest a couple of epic classics for you. First one is Ramayana, about a prince who gets exiled wrongly and then his princess wife gets kidnapped and it leads up to a huge war between the demons and the good guys.

    Second is Mahabharata, which is a huge book and it is about 5 warrior princes who get wrongly exiled because of their step brothers stole the kingdom from them. It eventually leads up to the famous Kuruksetra war where it is said that 660 million people were killed. It’s another incredible epic.

    India has some of the world’s best epic stories and literatures, so I really recommend those two especially.

  • Apollo

    That was pretty good Roosh, although I must admit Im still pretty shocked that any major newspaper had anything to do with an interview like this. Bet some blue-pillers heads exploded reading that…

  • Rexo

    you are clearly a misogynist pig; no wonder women steer clear of you

  • Mindsprung

    A very good interview but it won’t hit the consciousness of women in the USA for one reason. They don’t read the Washington Times but the crappy magazines constantly pushing how they need to seduce and trick the American man to get what they want (a bottomless pit of need).

    It’s funny but a local blogger woman criticized another blogger who wrote an account of his sex life where they live. She called him a creep as he recounted his sex with various women.

    She is the “nice girl” and lives with her bf. But she has criticism only for the guy. Like he’s banging these victim sluts solo.

    The truth is Roosh is correct about the global game. He’s also stumbled onto another truth. You can be a player and have game in the US and you will be empty and hollowed out by cheap, meaningless sex.

    Men are not meant to spend their lives living like middle age teens. A man grows and leads his family in the support given by a good, feminine woman. Sadly, that’s counter to the message American media give women today.

    They tell them you can have it all and if not, divorce him and take half and do it again. Rinse, repeat as you like.

    Foreign women in many places are influenced more by family culture than crappy Hollywood writers from Desperate Housewives.

    That makes them highly attractive and bumps up their scores universally.

  • http://N/A Psychonaut

    Good. Really good.