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Cory Bernardi Tweets Link To 'Pro-Rape' Blogger

The senator says it doesn't mean he supports Roosh Valizadeh's 'other views.'

01/06/2016 4:01 PM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:53 PM AEST
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Bernardi says he does not support the author's 'other views'

South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi wants his Twitter followers to read an article about social justice by a men's rights activist who once said rape should be legal on private property.

Bernardi on Wednesday tweeted the 2014 article by Roosh Valizadeh, titled 'What Is A Social Justice Warrior (SJW)', with the comment "This article is particularly relevant to many Twitter users. Know thyself...".

But the senator became miffed when people began pointing out Valizadeh's controversial pro-rape writings and his history with Australia's border security.

In a 2015 article on his blog, Valizadeh wrote about rape and rape culture.

"I thought about this problem and am sure I have the solution: make rape legal if done on private property," he wrote.

"I propose that we make the violent taking of a woman not punishable by law when done off public grounds."

In a follow up article in 2016, Valizadeh said the article was satirical.

In February, Valizadeh planned on attending a Return Of Kings meet-up in Australia, but Immigration Minister Peter Dutton issued a statement saying that Valizadeh would not be allowed entry into the country.

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