HOYTS Cinema: STOP 'The Red Pill' Screening.
'The Red Pill' is a film directed by Cassie Jaye. The film is an attempt to legitimize MRA (Men's Rights Activists) groups and the claims they make. MRA groups however predominantly feature misogynistic rhetoric. They also have racist and anti-LGBTQ+ tendencies. The "rights" they wish to protect predominately...
@dickslapthestate let me know I made a mistake by conflating /r/theredpill and PUAs with the communities discussed in ‘The Red Pill’ – here’s a quote from Cassie Jaye’s October 2015 AMA on the documentary’s title:
my film’s title is not referring to TRP subreddit, it is in reference to its original popular culture usage (which is used my many other groups and conspiracists as well, it is not owned by the subreddit).
I acknowledge and apologise for this conflation in my original post (unedited, below). Certainly, it weakens the validity of my criticism. I stand by my opinions on the toxicity of MRA rhetoric, but I respect the importance of using accurate terminology when being critical, so I’m grateful to everyone who educated me on the differences between MRA/PUA/TRP/MGTOW.
Hey, this is a petition a dear friend of mine made, please sign if you’re as tired as I am of the normalisation of toxic masculinity.
‘Hate groups masquerading as a rights movement’ hits the nail on the head. I was on Reddit during /r/theredpill’s early days; visiting its forums and reading their discussions made me afraid for myself and all the other young internet-going people I cared for, especially my younger brothers. Supporting discourse on gender politics is important, but that is not what MRAs have ever done or tried to do. /r/theredpill users had a large overlap with PUA (pick up artist) and 'incel’ ('involuntary celibate’) forums, which rallied around silly and backwards “evolutionist” attitudes to sexuality, misapplied gender politics, and disturbing narratives about people’s romantic and sexual needs, all of which ignored or degraded the LGBTQ+ community and vilified women. TRP is just another toxic Reddit group “"founded on”“ ”“logic”“ and ”“reason”“ that, really, is fueled by the fear of people, esp. men, who have fallen prey so deeply to outdated expectations re: sexual "conquest” and “keeping” women that they channel all their intellectual energy into strengthening and achieving instead of fighting those expectations. It’s a sad existence as well as a dangerous one, and absolutely not one that should be legitimized and shared through film.
Men’s and masc-identifying people’s welfare does need and deserve a space in gender politics discourse but that is in no way what MRAs attempt or achieve.