‘Bang Iceland’ Sends Locals into Frenzy
Roosh V didn’t know what he was getting into when he decided to hit Reykjavik in search of casual sex and inspiration for his book, ‘Bang Iceland.’ DV and Iceland Review have published harsh criticisms of it. He’s received messages threatening to beat him up if he returns.
He’d already penned guides about picking up women in Brazil, Argentina and Columbia without creating a bleep on the radar of mainstream media. This time, a mere six days after releasing the guide he was met by a horde of angry Icelanders, eager to tar and feather him online.
So what is it exactly that they’re so livid about?
Google translations from Icelandic to Engish leave much to be desired so I’ll skip straight to the juicy bits on DV.
There are three observations that DV writers were most offended by.
First, Roosh noted that Icelandic women are heavy drinkers in comparison to their American counterparts.
Secondly, based on his nightlife experiences, it’s common practice for people to get hammered then pair up with someone at the end of the night for some sloppy sex.
Thirdly, he left Iceland concluding that the women are “looser” than average.
Roosh posted a response to the backlash on YouTube. As an author of pick-up guides he’s no stranger to hostile reactions from women that feel PUA tactics are exploitive. What confused him is they were angered by culture phenomenon that Icelanders themselves talk about; barring the measure of how challenging it is to bed the women. Granted, that is an opinion only a world-traveling playboy like himself can muster up.
The articles on Iceland Review are far more amusing and in English. So let’s move on to that.
Júlíana Björnsdóttir thanks her parents at great length for making her so fiercely independent. After rattling on about how the ability of mothers of all stripes to succeed in life, she proceeds to trash Roosh’s guide.
Later she admits that she didn’t bother to read ‘Bang Iceland’. I can’t say I blame her because she is not the intended audience. It doesn’t play by the feminist rule book and that is enough for her to denounce it.
How does a book that teaches men to be more effective at attracting women divide the genders? It quite literally does the opposite. If a man wants a quick lay, knowledge about game will help him to connect with women that want the same. If he is looking for something more serious, game will help him with that too.
If sex wasn’t mutually beneficial, the human race would have become extinct long ago. I fail to see how consensual sex suddenly becomes exploitive once a guy demonstrates some skill at getting it. The author didn’t disclose the identity of any of the women he encountered.
Next up is an article by a witty girl by the name of Nanna Árnadóttir.
This one I quite like because of its comedic tone. That and the fact the author has a facial structure that resembles that of a small, woodland animal. It appears Roosh hit a little too close to home.
Right out of the gate she reveals her contempt for American culture. Sadly, she comes off as knowing very little about it.
What channel is she watching? Nearly every American sitcom I’ve seen portrays men as moronic slobs that need to be humiliated by their significant other in order to function. Has she seen ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ ‘King of Queens,’ ‘Married with Children,’ ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Family Guy,’ etc.?
She mocks a long laundry list of his personal impressions about Icelandic girls without bothering to correct him.
All in all she writes very defensively, as if Roosh is a megalomaniac.
If there is one characteristic that stands out after exploring the responses, it is that Icelandic women are extremely self-conscious.