'The Red Pill' on Reddit - the most toxic community of male-supremacy I've seen in a while.
by Bunnyhugs on November 3, 2014 - 8:24pm
I frequent a few social media type websites, and it's kinda weird to see how people act towards certain things on each website. On Facebook, my friends more often than not react well to... 'objective' content.
None of my friends would react nicely to any of this. (Look at the sidebar or any post in that subreddit.) But that whole section of Reddit eats that up, and they practically worship the idea. The Red Pill is a strange thing. Red Pill users believe there are two types of men. Alphas, who basically are living breathing examples of 'the man box' we have studied in class. They are sexually assertive to women, strong, emotionless, good-looking and generally the 'winner' types. Betas, however, are the opposite. They're not necessarily feminine but they're stomped on by Alphas because they're not assertive at all.
This is an extremist view, if you couldn't tell already, because some of the things they believe in is downright disgusting. They believe women are absolutely nothing but sex objects - and women will use them for their own ends and only that.
There are over 80,000 subscribers to that ideaology and probably more who just remain anonymous. Infact you see this kind of thinking even with talk-show hosts and other figures on Television.
Now, the point of this being - what exactly makes this kind of thinking happen? Why do men (and some women) believe in this, it's nothing but destructive to both parties, but mostly to women since men have the control here. Is it fear among the men of this community - who are afraid of loss of control over women, do they need to compensate for something, even? We see some of the man box ideas here, but it's even more extreme. Some of the user comments point to self-esteem issues galore, and others point to a mindless need to conform with the rest. I see some begging for help from 'alphas' and others re-telling their success in dominating their wife or some other woman.