“The Red Pill” is what happens when you look objectively at facts related to the Men’s Rights Movements (MRM); you realize that the movement forwards legitimate complaints.
When you examine claims about the MRM and the evidence, the feminist position that men’s rights activists (MRA) are merely women-haters appears largely unsupported.
There is no patriarchy and there is no wage gap (as both are defined by modern feminism). There is, however, a social disease called feminism that has created institutionalized sexism against an entire gender.
How Feminists Anticipate Rather Than Listen
The creator of the Red Pill, Cassie Jaye, in her TEDx talk, confirmed that the available information relating to the MRM is biased.
“ … all I knew of the Men’s Rights Movement was from what I read online; that it’s a misogynistic hate group, actively working against women’s equality” (Jaye).
She also mentioned how, even when interviewing MRAs, she would “anticipate” flaws in their arguments, rather than truly listen to what they were saying.
What she describes is a common occurrence among feminists who are deeply indoctrinated into modern feminism.
Those that do take the time to listen to an MRA usually only do so in an attempt to spot misogynistic inclinations. For most MRAs, no such inclinations exist; they simply want equality for everyone.
The Red Pill revealed this in no uncertain terms, and laid out the evidence that proves that American men, rather than being entitled and privileged, are routinely subjugated by sexism that originated partly from second-wave feminist ideologies, and partly from traditional gender roles.
What Cassie Jaye Discovered
Once Cassie Jaye began to truly listen to what MRAs were saying, she found that the evidence they referenced is accurate. Jaye found studies like Sonja Starr’s which proved that “men receive 63% longer sentences on average than women do” for the same crimes, and that women are “twice as likely to avoid incarceration if convicted (Starr).
She learned that biological fathers are at the “mercy of the woman’s sole discretion” when faced with a surprise pregnancy, and that biological fathers “have no say over their parental destiny” (Jaye).
She learned that “men’s reproductive rights are limited to the choice of whether or not to have sex, and the choice of whether or not to use protection” (Jaye), whereas women have a host of after-sex rights, including abortion, adoption, and the right to choose parenthood.
Cassey Jaye also learned that:
- Men only receive custody of their children in about 16% of child custody cases.
- Court bias against men is six times larger than racial bias.
- Men and women experience equal amounts of spousal violence.
- About 30% of child support claims are fraudulent.
- Men die in war more than women, and that they commit suicide more.
- Schools and universities discriminate against men, and more women than men attend college.
- Men are often victims of rampant paternity fraud.
- Many men have been forced to pay child support for children that are not theirs.
- Study after study proves that there is no wage gap.
- There are almost no domestic violence shelters for men, while there are thousands for women.
- The media focuses on deaths of women and girls in other countries, but completely ignores those of boys and men. One example she shared was the coverage of Boko Haram.
- Feminism supports sexist concepts like the domestic violence Duluth Model.
Cassey Jaye became aware of these facts because she finally started to listen to the many men who have been suffering at the hands of institutionalized sexism.
She struggled to come to terms with the sexist notions that had indoctrinated her into modern feminism. She began to realize that many MRAs, rather than sexist members of a hate group, are themselves victims of sexism.
Eventually, Cassie looked at the camera and said,
“And actually the more I learn about it the more I think, ‘thank God I wasn’t born a guy.’ Because I don’t think that the expectations on men are good or healthy. They have so much pressure to succeed and be strong and to protect others and put their lives on the line. I don’t think I would want that responsibility.”
The reaction of feminists who were confronted by these facts was very different from Jaye’s.
Indoctrinated and Circular
“Big Red”, a particularly obnoxious Youtuber, when asked what she would say to men who say that feminism doesn’t fight for the rights of men, responded by saying, “Cry me a river”.
Her lack of empathy is telling. She feels justified in disregarding opposing viewpoints and the suffering of other human beings based on what she’s been taught by modern feminism. Big Red confirmed this misplaced belief when she went on to claim that women, in regards to equality, are “still not there yet”.
Most (if not all) feminists have been indoctrinated into believing that the disparities between men and women are caused by a so-called “patriarchy” – a social order in which society is set up to oppress women.
However, this claim doesn’t hold up under closer examination. Especially when you honestly explore why traditional gender roles were in place decades ago, and how often women were the ones actually advantaged and privileged by many of those expectations (particularly traditional expectations and harmful stereotypes about boys and men).
Removing harmful gender expectations is a good thing, but focusing only on those that harm women and privilege men, while ignoring those that harm men and privilege women, is the fatal flaw of the feminist ideology.
Feminism claims that men are perpetrators and women are victims, in every circumstance. Unfortunately, this claim produces erroneous conclusions, and even worse, institutionalized gender discrimination.
Feminists equate a man’s call for equality with misogyny because they equate everything with misogyny if it doesn’t support the “men are oppressors/women are victims” ideology. The assumption is that if you aren’t for feminism, you’re against women.
The reality is that egalitarians (those who believe in true gender equality), want to eliminate all unfair discrimination. This is the main difference. Feminism only cares about women’s rights. Egalitarians care about everyone’s rights.
Feminists Constantly Struggle with Cognitive Dissonance
When faced with contradictory evidence, most feminists do everything they can to maintain their belief in patriarchy theory.
Just listen to how Michael Messner, Professor of Sociology and “Gender” Studies twists the facts to fit his preconceived assumptions:
There’s no doubt that there have been some men who get just screwed by court decisions and custody cases, but, I think when you look at the broader patterns, it’s still the case that in intact heterosexual families with kids, women are still doing the vast majority of the housework and child care and there’s a lot of father absence, lack of participation by fathers, some of whom I think that, after divorce happens, end up suddenly wanting equality as fathers when they haven’t really been participating as fathers before.
Messner’s reasoning here is circular. He doesn’t bother questioning how women are able to enjoy the time and finances required to do “the vast majority of the housework and childcare”. Clearly money has to come from somewhere. Men are not absent because they’re disinterested; they are absent because they are busy working to support their families.
The evidence supports this. On average men work longer hours, work twice as much overtime as women, work more weekend shifts, and choose jobs that are more dangerous. They do this because of the overwhelming expectation on men to financially support their families, even if it means risking poor health, or even their lives. This also means they have to sacrifice time with their children.
Women, on the other hand, prioritize flexible schedules and time off – mostly because there isn’t the same expectation on women to provide for their families financially.
Michael Messner remains blind to this, because it doesn’t support his ideology.
Like most feminists, Messner isn’t listening to the facts; he ignores them, because he’s fully indoctrinated into a radical ideology which has taught him to think circularly.
Protests Before Release
There is no better demonstration of a feminist’s unwillingness to listen than a protest against a film that has not yet been released and that hasn’t yet been seen – which is exactly what happened when the Red Pill was set to release.
Radical feminists protested the release of The Red Pill on the grounds that it supports “hate groups”, which isn’t true.
They also went so far as to call Paul Elam a “pro-rape racist”, and then they cherry-picked data to make the film seem anti-woman or pro-violence.
For example, an online petition against the film read, “in a country where one in three women are victims of gender-based violence, it is repulsive to legitimise and promote this behaviour”.
That petition failed to mention that men and women experience nearly equal amounts of spousal violence and that domestic violence is not gender-specific.
Why Feminists Really Hate the Film
It would be a mistake to say that everything every MRA says is tactful or even true – the modern gender war has elicited less-than-moderate responses from both sides.
Those responses, however, have nothing to do with the reasons why feminists hate The Red Pill.
Feminists are indoctrinated by an illogical ideology that routinely denies men a voice, blames men for everything, and victimizes women – and that’s why they hate The Red Pill.
The Red Pill presents objective evidence that invalidates the feminist’s circular logic and debunks many of their beliefs. It exposes feminist lies. It proves that men work longer hours, work more dangerous jobs, experience more court bias, and lose most custody cases even in cases when they’re the better parent, among many other things.
In other words, it shows the many ways that men suffer from institutionalized sexism.
The Red Pill showed the world everything that feminists don’t want us to see. Feminists hated The Red Pill because it showed us the truth.