Mod note: It's been over a year since I originally posted this, but it's worth posting it again for new members and for updated feedback as a lots happened since then.
New here? Read the following threads below. If you've read the rules, then you know this is required before posting anyway.
What is The Red Pill
This thread explains why we are here and what our mission focus is. The short version is we're help each other understand and leverage to our advantage:
- Acknowledging reality for what it is
- Men and women's sexual strategies and how they differ
Glossary and Terms
In addition to glossary and terms, this thread also includes some key theory pieces you'll need to understand if you're going to spend any time here.
The entries below serve as the backdrop of why we're here and over the years have helped shape our mission focus.
Men Are Not Happy
The Misandry Bubble
Michael's Story <- CTRL-F "Michael"
Confessions of a reformed incel
The Manipulated Man
The Polygamous Sex
Gender Studies is Nonsense
Once you've fully digested the above material move on to the theory reading below. Each section is broken down into phases to help you better understand and reinforce the core concepts and philosophies TRP espouses.
Phase 1: The essential differences between how men and women love.
Women In Love and Men In Love
These articles do a great job at contrasting the differences in how romance is expressed by men and women. We now know, contrary to popular belief, it's men who are the true romantics of society. A follow-up to this is Of Love and War, which is best summarized with the line "women’s concept of love isn’t what men would be led to believe it is."
Schedules of Mating
Anyone familiar with women's monthly cycles knows full well that women's preferences change. So too does their desires and attraction to masculine and effeminate men. The main takeaway here is that during ovulation women show more skin and tend to prefer more dominant and "alpha" traits in men. It's also a great read because it's one of the manophers's first great delves into women's pluralistic mating strategy.
Two principle types of love
An early dive into frame control, a topic that Rollo Tomassi has since expanded upon greatly over the last couple years at his blog The Rational Male.
Phase 2: Women's pluralistic and mercenary approach to relationships.
This thread delves deeper into Briffault's Law, a core concept, and some corollaries that describe how women do not express loyalty to beta men for provisioning and protection previously provided by the male.
On Value and the Value of Women
The value men and women bring to the table is different, an artifact of how our sexual strategies differ. Women's value is from being whereas men's value is from doing. For a woman to have sex, she just has to show up and men will throw themselves at her. For a man, he has to dance to her tune and be high status and this and that and the other. Men seek sex from women, not the other way around. Instead women screen for which man she'll have sex with of the myriad of men seeking to have sex with her.
Hypergamy 101: Women view men how men see jobs
Hypergamy 102: Her Perception and Context Means Everything
Phase 3: Freeing your mind of "blue pill" social programming.
This is a great primer on the mental gymnastics and power plays in language and how subterfuge can be employed by women to dupe men who are not aware of the subtext being intoned.
Red Pill Antibiotic Nuke and Red Pill Video Compilation Nuke
This further expands on some of the concepts found in the Glossary and Terms thread above.
Sexual Strategy is Amoral
Game/sexual strategy itself doesn't have intrinsic moral value; it's all about how you use it.
Phase 4: Understanding power, agency, and the tyranny of hypoagency.
Sexual Utopia in Power
This article discusses how marriage and monogamy constrained women's hypergamy to the benefit of civilization. For those not familiar with history, Henry IV once said, "I want there to be no peasant in my realm so poor that he will not have a chicken in his pot every Sunday." Hoover later used that same line in his presidential campaign. Marriage and monogamy and social mores limiting women to one partner served to provide for men a sexual equivalent of "a chicken in every pot". Doing so was good because it served as the incentive that drove men to create civilization as we know it. Where harems for elite men exist and large swaths of men go without sexual access, societal upheaval follows.
The Covert Reason Women Hate Male Spaces
The internet has given rise to a new kind of support group or men's club, where men can compare notes and figure out for themselves if a woman is being shady or not. This takes away power women have enjoyed and instead empowers men, in many cases for the first time in their lives. On the larger social scale this threatens women as so they attack and shame us as their way of trying to put the information genie back in the bottle.
Women: The Most Responsible Teenager In The House
There thread has created a lot of butthurt since it was made, but the theories in which it espouses are sound, particularly in dealing with women's shit testing in long term relationships (LTR), the roles men and women are naturally predisposed to, and the establishment and enforcement of boundaries. This is the article that the thread is in response to.
Applying Red Pill Concepts To Your Daily Lives
48 Day of Power Supethread
48 Laws of Power from a Red Pill perspective.
All-in-One Legal Compilation Guide For Men
An unfortunately necessity in this day and age.
All-in-One Red Pill 101
This thread is a great primer of the Game aspect of TRP as described in the Introduction above. It also expands upon the core concepts found in the Glossary and Terms.
Feminist Shaming Tactics and What You Can't Say
It's important to familiarize yourself with the logical fallacies and bad faith arguments feminists use when discussing gender issues online and in the media, and how the media is controlled/constrained by those in power to service the feminine imperative. Note: The essay is linked in the What You Can't Say thread, and is not the thread itself.
A how-to guide for creating goals and staying on track.
LTR Checklist and Unicorn Hunting
A great list of red (and green) flags to help you ascertain if a woman is worthy of your commitment.
Life is short so make it a good one. And don't sweat the small stuff.
Shit Tests 101
Comprehensive introduction to shit tests.
Shit Tests 201
In effect this was a follow-up to the above thread on Shit Tests.
The Red Pill Interacting With Other Subreddits
This thread offers some practical advice for dealing with other subreddits that are vehemently "blue pull" and their alternatives.