Red Pill or Christ Pill?
Which way Western Man?
I have engaged with the Red Pill community out of curiosity for the past two years. Recently, I halted my intake of new information concerning this culture. Despite this current pause, I have a solid understanding of its fundamental concepts, such as hypergamy, promoting a positive male identity, and gynocentrism. My educational background includes a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, which encompasses the comprehensive study of humanity across different times and places. Anthropology as a field has traditionally emphasized the objective observation of cultures, and it encourages students to adopt a perspective of cultural relativism when engaging with various cultures and niches. This same approach guided my exploration of the Red Pill space, which I undertook as a personal project.
I can confidently say that I comprehend its written concepts well, even though I am a woman. I emphasize this point because there are some concepts and perspectives I have yet to explore fully, and I acknowledge the possibility of harboring a feminine bias in my understanding as is. My current pause in exploration is due to uncertainty about which information directly relates to my life as a wife and mother.1 Whether I will resume exploring this space depends on its relevance in my evolving role.
Regarding the Red Pill niche, it appears to have fragmented significantly. This phenomenon could be attributed to various factors, such as algorithms exploiting it for engagement, inadequate gatekeeping within the community, or a vice of ego among many prominent figures.
The biggest contributing factor to the spaces’ inability to maintain integrity, in my opinion, was an influx of new participants lacking real-world experience armed with 4K cameras and dodging a standard 9-to-5 employment character-building arc. To illustrate, we live in an era where Millennials and Zoomers can skip the struggle and character development of trying to make something of themselves in the job marketplace since streaming and oversharing have become a new form of income stability. This new phenomenon has done a number on content creation and quality across social media platforms.
With that said, let's move forward to the actual topic at hand.
Being a Christian and engaging in the Red Pill discourse space showed me a trend of extraordinary cognitive dissonance for many observers. Many Christians have difficulty differentiating between what is “observing” sin and what is “condoning” sin. I wrote the following in response to this cognitive dissonance.