Daryush 'Roosh' Valizadeh – the feminists' bete noire – has once again returned to take up his recurring roll as Public Enemy Number One. The outrage following the announcement his 'neomasculinist' group Return of Kings would be hosting its first International Meetup Day on 6 February has led to petition after petition calling for the group to be banned.
The anger against the self-styled pick-up artist has been so great, it has also led to death threats and politicians vowing not to let him enter their country.
But Roosh claims he's been misunderstood and the victim, as he puts it, of "hairy legged" feminists. A 2015 blog post in which he said rape should be legal if done on private property has led him and his group to be widely attacked as "dangerous" and "pro-rape". He has since insisted the article was meant to be satire.
However, his journey from scientist to 'public enemy number one' has been long in the making, and he is no stranger to controversy. Knowing whether his comments are indeed "satire" or the real deal has become something of a guessing game.
More likely, they are all just the unchecked ramblings of a man stuck in a cycle of trying to sleep with women and who embraces rather than shuns any sexist thought he catches himself having.
So here IBTimes UK lists ten of his most maddening quotes.
Some were included in a blog post written by Roosh in 2009 in which he bemoans the "dark side" of the pick-up artist's trade, a seduction practice also known as 'game' in which men use a variety of techniques to trick women into sleeping with them. The post provides a disturbing insight into how this 36-year-old's view of women has degenerated into a near-obsessive hatred of the opposite sex.
1. Women are whores
"My default opinion of any girl I meet is 'worthless dirty whore until proven otherwise'. When so many girls have opened their legs up for me so quickly and easily, it's hard for me to respect them [and their opinions or ideas] like I would a family member or close friend.
"I do not feel any closer to a girl when I pump her, and most of the time I respect her less because my opinion of her as a worthless dirty whore who probably likes being choked was proven correct."
2. I don't care about women
"Because I learned early on that talking to a girl about her problems or issues is the fastest way out of her pants, it's become habit for me to simply nod or say 'That sucks' when a girl has a genuine problem, even one that I can help solve. I have no desire to help a girl out with her life, and I don't care if she falls flat on her face."
3. I am a dictator, women are my bitches
"My ability to stay in a long-term relationship, putting up with its natural ups and downs, is evaporating as I adopt the mentality of a dictator, with my bitch the subservient who must attend to my needs without making any mistakes. Over the years my temper has greatly shortened."
4. You should fantasise about choking girls
"The more worthless you think of the female species and the less you fantasise about your dream girl, the more likely you will find and successfully game her. The fantasy you should have to get your ideal girl should be choking and butt-f*****g her, not having a romantic walk with her on a beautiful beach underneath a full moon."
5. Homosexuality is Nazism
Under a picture of a LGBT rainbow flag with a Nazi swastika, Roosh wrote: "Legalising gay marriage is one phase of a degenerate march to persecute heterosexuals, both legally and socially, while acclimating young children to the homosexual lifestyle.
"Gay marriage is part of a long war that will eventually criminalise or socially forbid certain aspects of heterosexual behaviour at the same time it oversexualises young children in order to introduce them to homosexuality."
6. Women shouldn't work
"Women are not at all serving critical or important job functions at a level above men, and society is better of with them not participating full time in the labour force."
7. Men must make decisions on behalf of women
"Systems must now be put in place where a woman's behaviour is monitored and her decisions subject to approval of a male relative or guardian who understands what's in her best interests better than she does herself.
"For the bulk of human history, their behaviour was significantly controlled or subject to approval through mechanisms of tribe, family, church, law or stiff cultural precepts. The reason that women had their behaviour limited was for the simple reason that they are significantly less rational than men, in a way that impaired their ability to make good decisions concerning the future."
8. My future wife must not be black
"I would like to have kids that look like me, so I will not reproduce with a woman who is black, Asian, or Indian. Acceptable races are South American, Persian, Armenian, and European (non-Northern). The average Croatian or Romanian girl is more similar to my appearance than Spanish or Italian."
9. Women must stay at home and knit
"Once the kids arrive, she should have no desire to pursue a pointless office career in place of taking care of our growing brood. She may have some freedom to pursue hobbies like yoga or knitting, but her place will be in the home while I tirelessly work on my internet eBook hustle to bring home the bread that gives her everything she needs."
10. My life leaving the game
"The only way I see to reverse these consequences is to step out of the game completely and go through a massive cold streak that makes me value a woman again, to see her as something important that I need. Since I don't see this happening, the odds that I will meet a new girl who I genuinely care for and maybe even love will be about the same as me winning the grand prize of a scratch ticket lottery game. And I'm fine with that. For now."