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MetaFeminist subreddit made new default (self.TheRedPill)

submitted by ibuprofiend

According to the Reddit blog, they just changed the default subreddits, adding /r/TwoXChromosomes. Since it has barely any subscribers compared to popular subreddits (the old standard way of becoming a default was based on subscriber count), I can only assume it was handpicked by the admins to indoctrinate new Redditors with feminism and attract more women to the site.

Do you see trouble brewing? Is Reddit turning into Tumblr? And if so, should TRP have a lifeboat on another site that we can turn to when this sub is eventually taken down?

EDIT: Welcome, downvote brigade. Stay classy, Reddit.


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[–]1nrokchi 229 points230 points  (21 children)

You get it. It isn't about indoctrination or feministic favouritism. It's money. Ad revenue. Traffic fueling.

Props for taking the rational approach. Something that is mostly lacking in this thread.

[–]ModMachiavellianRed 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I completely agree with you on this.

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    [–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Imaginary Gold revenue*

    [–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (2 children)

    the Twox mods actually aren't ban-happy at all as long as you don't insult people or use inappropriate language. i've been poking fun at radfems in that sub for a long time and i still haven't been banned because i follow the sub's rules. i think their mods are quite fair and seem to take a hands-off approach.

    i think it was idiotic to make twox a default sub, though. it's probably getting a huge influx of trolls, and i kinda feel bad for all the regular girls there who just want to discuss periods, pregnancy scares, and boyfriends with other girls. now they've gotta deal with all the bastards.

    [–]duckducklandwhale 10 points11 points  (1 child)

    Men will ignore it or get banned from the community pretty quick

    This is actually great and a good point. Especially for normal guys out there who dont fall too deeply into the "tow the feminism line". You know what I mean, they guys that only learned a scant bit about Susan B Anthony and woman suffrage so therefore think of feminism still as great, beneficial, and about equality. As soon as a guy says something the strays/challenges their convicted notion of womanhood's infallibility or something that would be an innocuous comment in the real world like "as I guy I like women who dont wear makeup/wear skirts/with long hair" they will hate and chide. I can see an instaban, growing resentment, and the looking of other movements. That's pretty much how I ended up being less favorable toward these so-called "safe spaces/echo chambers" on this website.

    [–]rocketskates84 47 points48 points  (2 children)

    Good for them. No shits given here. Why does it bother you so much?

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      [–]mojo_magnifico 31 points32 points  (0 children)

      Get this Fox News-style fear mongering out of here.

      Truly disappointed at how emotionally invested yall are in fucking reddit defaults. Who gives a shit? Also, I just visited /r/TwoXChromosomes for the first time and it does not strike me as feminist in any right.

      Sidebar rules say

      • Respect: No hatred, bigotry, assholery, utter idiocy, misogyny, misandry
      • No tactless posts generalising gender. We are a welcoming community. Rights of all genders are supported here.

      [–]1bradyo2 218 points219 points  (44 children)

      Is this a joke? I'm lost for words as to why this is a default sub?

      I've just been on their front page, and a poll asking "should TwoX be a default subreddit" is up.

      8% have said yes 67% have said no.

      I can only assume it was handpicked by the admins to indoctrinate new Redditors with feminism and attract more women to the site.

      I think you're correct, and it's an admin's agenda putting this as a default, however, it will make no difference to TRP. Even if it did somehow take the sub down, there are plenty of other websites which can be used as TRP's replacement home. We'll be fine.

      [–]ibuprofiend[S] 23 points24 points  (30 children)

      No joke unfortunately. I don't think it will harm us immediately, but it shows everyone just how biased the admins are. There have always been rumors of admins helping SRS, but they tended to operate in the shadows... Now they're directly trying to enforce their twisted version of "equality."

      [–]machimus 14 points15 points  (8 children)

      You know, in a way, this will only make us stronger. More publicity for them conversely means more for us. They might just end up dragging us onto the front page with them, some day.

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        [–]salami_inferno -1 points0 points  (2 children)

        Yeah this is gonna be hilarious. That sub is gonna self destruct now.

        [–]laughingsnakecunt -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

        99% of people only come here for the entertainment value. You all are just as bad, if not worse than the feminazis.

        [–]1bradyo2 -5 points-4 points  (11 children)

        Is /r/Askmen a default sub? They spout shit, but it would at least be some form of equality. What about /r/askwomen?

        [–]PlantNutrient 22 points23 points  (0 children)

        At least /r/GetMotivated is now a default sub, it was the beginning of TRP for me.

        [–]Imma_Knight 24 points25 points  (8 children)

        /r/MensRights needs to be a default.

        [–]Endorsed ContributorrebuildingMyself 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        Of course it's the admins! They let SRS run rampant with downvote brigades yet scream at any other sub doing the same. It's not much more to prop up a hamster sub despite the site's disagreement.

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          [–]GuildedCasket 8 points9 points  (3 children)

          It's a place for women to talk about women stuff that they may feel uncomfortable talking about anywhere else. It's a bit weird they got defaulted, as the people there definitely didn't want that as it increases the influx of detractors, but it's not like the subreddit is unworthy or trashy or any number of things people have said: it just caters to women's issues, like TRP caters to a certain kind of men's issues, except much less controversially and more universally (discussing medical problems specific to women as well as things related to sex). What is the harm if one female focused subreddit is defaulted, really? Why do you care at all? It's not like they defaulted SRS.

          Besides, if you look at lots of the posts it's not even radically feminist: a recent post about a rape case that was posted was shot down because the case clearly wasn't rape, there was a woman asking how to make her wedding as cheap as possible, and there was someone ranting about how one night stands do not equal rape. This is nowhere near the "end" of RP or reddit.

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          [–]InfraredPillpusher 100 points101 points  (32 children)

          From a post titled "Hey hormones. Chill the eff out" regarding wanting babies after period (ovulation), despite otherwise regularly not wanting children

          This frenzy only lasts about four days, and then after that I am insanely grateful that I have the IUD because I do not know what I would do if I did not have that level of contraceptive protection. Poking holes in condoms, "forgetting" to take a pill. My body even goes so far as to think "Hey you, random good looking man who is not my husband! You are a great candidate to imagine you impregnating me!" I would never cheat on my husband, but this brain is being held captive by my uterus and it's only demand is to be filled with BABY.

          [–]lesbianDREAMS 50 points51 points  (4 children)

          I would never cheat on my husband, but this brain is being held captive by my uterus and it's only demand is to be filled with BABY.

          If only they could hear themselves.

          [–]ModMachiavellianRed 19 points20 points  (1 child)

          "Never cheat" (lol)

          "held captive" (so if it does happen its not my fault...)

          "filled with baby" (yep...)

          All praise the coil/implant, no amount of condom piercing or forgetting the pill can help her get pregnant once she has that.

          [–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

          "Filled with baby". Wow. That is the funniest thing I've read all day.

          [–]UnimpressedAsshole 47 points48 points  (10 children)

          Yeah that about sums women up

          [–]sushisection 34 points35 points  (9 children)

          Big surprise. Genitals control women as well as men

          [–]Endorsed Contributorgekkozorz -1 points0 points  (8 children)

          This is true, but at least a man will take agency when his little brain trumps his big brain.

          I don't think a man would be able to get away with "sorry I cheated babe, my penis forced me too, I had no control."

          [–]blazingcopper 13 points14 points  (6 children)

          That is fucking terrifying

          [–]VinylGuy420 6 points7 points  (5 children)

          I am praying for this male contraceptive more than anything. I am also spreading the word among friends and when the topic arises.

          [–]2johnnight 7 points8 points  (2 children)

          To be fair, we do not know what it is like to have your hypothalamus swim in a soup of estrogen and progesterone.

          [–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          To be sentient is to be possessed of the quite futile delusion that you are more than an animal.

          [–]Senior Contributor: "The Court Jester"GayLubeOil 155 points156 points  (121 children)

          Reddit has to do what Reddit has to do to be profitable. Feminists love to blog about their hurt mad feels and how the government should protect them. If reddit can attract more subscribers with stupid shit like #banbossy they definetly should. The more Feminism is forcefully pushed on people the more some will rebel and come here.

          [–]1BadgerBurger 47 points48 points  (84 children)

          FemBlogs already complain that reddit is too male-heavy. This is their attempt to reach out/appease those types. Dangerous slope though -- it's never enough.

          [–]triglyceridesuicide 70 points71 points  (27 children)

          because things like news, science, and being funny aren't women things. these are mens domain and always will be.

          [–]StarkAtheist 23 points24 points  (23 children)

          I cannot stress how UN-funny women are.

          The Golden Globes being hosted by two chicks instead of Ricky Gervais was a disaster.

          [–]thawizard[🍰] 39 points40 points  (1 child)

          And I cannot stress how UN-funny /r/funny is.

          [–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (11 children)

          Your generalization is correct.

          Tina Fey is fucking balls, though. Way funnier than most.

          [–]TRP Vanguard: "Dark Triad Expert"IllimitableMan 13 points14 points  (4 children)

          Funny women are fucking hot. It's like 50 shades of grey for men without the rape, a fantastical ideal.

          [–]smileybird 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Melissa McCarthy's pretty funny

          Edit: also Ellen Degeneres still cracks me up as Dory in Finding Nemo

          [–]Hormander 7 points8 points  (2 children)

          /r/math and /r/chess both did a survey. Guess what gender outnumbered the other in both subreddit. (hint: 95% male/ 5% female)

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              [–]blushing_goddess 28 points29 points  (2 children)

              It's literally the same thing. Reposting, linking, pinning, reblogging...they are literally just different ways of sharing links.

              Also, the etsy/Pinterest websites are filled with really neat and creative things made by women.

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                [–]blushing_goddess 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                Okay, phew. You responded to a comment that literally and seriously said that women never make anything, so it's always hard to tell.

                [–]wont_tell_i_refuse 7 points8 points  (1 child)

                reddit, where users create content

                I.... what?

                [–]Senior Contributorveggie_girl 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                Most users don't create content. Unless you consider adding text to memes on sites that automatically do all the editing for you to be OC.

                [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (33 children)

                Most women don't even admit to being women online so how would you know they're not creating stuff?

                [–]PlantNutrient 6 points7 points  (21 children)

                This is as much of a statement as having Atheism as a proclaimed main subreddit. It shows what kind of userbase they want (even if it was "chosen" for it's subscriber count), and they are going to get a ton of new readers for it.

                People don't close reddit accounts, because you can just unsubscribe from whatever bothers you. But it will show the world "hey look, we're a feminist blogging site" and lead to a stream of angsty teens and middle age women coming to ruin whatever "quality" that subreddit could have proclaimed to have. This will ruin general reddit quality, but I imagine it is already shit. I don't have any much interaction with main subs, but when I have, I see the kind of shit that goes on there.

                It's going to become a breeding ground for tbp as poor young males are shoved this propoganda.

                [–]Senior Contributorveggie_girl 12 points13 points  (1 child)

                This will ruin general reddit quality, but I imagine it is already shit

                It already is. That has been the consensus opinion of reddit for over a year now. The only thing keeping it alive are small communities like this one that are seldom seen anywhere near the front-page masses of idiocy. But /r/bestof is ruining even that.

                [–]sushisection 14 points15 points  (14 children)

                Oh geez political debate on reddit will go further down the drain. I predict a huge movement for Hillary Clinton come 2016

                [–]PlantNutrient 18 points19 points  (2 children)

                IAMA 14 year old and I plan to vote for the woman when I can vote, amirite?

                -3 hours ago by LMAO_bacon2 to /r/IAMA *edited

                EDIT: Wow thanks for the gold!

                [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (8 children)

                Possibly. Although Hillary will be the same as Obama except harder on women's issues which will cause some backlash as Obama isn't nearly as well liked as he was circa 2011/2012. I think the democrats would do much better with a fresh face in the young liberal techy group than they will with Hillary but Hillary will get assloads of support regardless.

                [–]Endorsed Contributorgekkozorz 8 points9 points  (4 children)

                The same way Obama got the black vote by default, Hilary would have the fem vote by default.

                Getting a non-white or non-male candidate for the Democrats is like playing tennis with the net down.

                [–]vaporfarts 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                Again, everyone will just be jerking off on each other about how much they hate White males, including White males.

                [–]TRP Vanguardss_camaro 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                Feminism has never been and never will be about being 'profitable' from middle-class understandings of the term. If you are a 0.1%er chopping champagne bottles with sabres.. profits are neither necessary or all that interesting. Inverting entire cultures, bankrolling internet shill armies and spreading feminism?

                That's where the schadenboners are.

                [–]Endorsed ContributorDenswend -1 points0 points  (0 children)

                This.

                The harder you try to push your agenda, without any subtlety (and third wave feminist shit all over subtlety) and only with brute force while being openly hypocritical (saying that you're oppressed when in fact you're the oppressor), the harder the reaction will be to it.

                It happened in Turkey when they tried to force Islam - an atheist, secular reaction.

                It will happen here. The very fact that r/TheRedPill exists in this politically correct hellhole is an example of that.

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                [–]Aalewis__ 45 points46 points  (16 children)

                Imagine how much butthurt there would be if this sub was made a default.

                [–]ibuprofiend[S] 41 points42 points  (5 children)

                There'd be a feminazi lynch mob rallying on Tumblr instantly. If any male-centric subreddit was made a default the SJWs would flip shit. But apparently it's okay to default TwoX to balance out all those "male" defaults, like /r/pics and /r/funny

                Making TRP a default would actually be the quickest way to kill this sub though.

                [–]∞ Mod | RP Vanguardbsutansalt 7 points8 points  (1 child)

                You know what, I welcome the challenge. We have some pretty great tools in place thanks to RPS, and the moderation team has done a pretty good job of it IMO. I was talking to an admin today about vote brigading and he said we've done a good job of putting a stop to it, which other subs (TBP, AMR, SRS) could learn a thing or two from our example IMO.

                [–]Endorsed ContributorrebuildingMyself 6 points7 points  (0 children)

                The admins encourage vote brigading if it's feminists doing it.

                [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                /r/pics and /r/funny

                Well, we can now make the argument that only men are funny and post interesting pictures.

                Until they realize that /r/funny isn't funny and /r/pics isn't really all that interesting.

                [–]aslutrifles 1 point2 points  (3 children)

                /r/mensrights used to be. Feminists complained and got it removed.

                [–]needz 13 points14 points  (2 children)

                Is this true?

                [–]ibuprofiend[S] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

                Also curious. I googled it but I only found feminist bloggers ranting about and making fun of the men's rights movement.

                [–]serialstitcher 33 points34 points  (9 children)

                This not a big deal or a sign of a feminist bias conspiracy. They doubled the number of defaults from 25 to 50. Do you really expect a few stinkers to not be in 50 subreddits? I definitely can't name 50 high quality TV channels out of all I have ever seen. They basically added a mediocre female gossip reddit to their package, again similar to cable practices. If "the view" is on TV, just change the damn channel.

                [–]PlantNutrient 2 points3 points  (1 child)

                50 is a lot of shit for a new reader to handle. But then again, the average redditor doesn't stray much from the main path. Maybe they're trying to encourage exploration

                [–]aslutrifles -3 points-2 points  (6 children)

                Why not /r/mensrights (which has far more subscribers), then?

                [–]Saigot 12 points13 points  (1 child)

                But /r/mensrights doesn't have more subscribers. /r/mensrights has a tad under 90 000 subscribers currently while TwoXchromosomes had about 150 000 before going default http://redditmetrics.com/r/twoXchromosomes

                [–]VirgoRooster 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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                [–]serialstitcher 2 points3 points  (3 children)

                Is that a serious question? You don't appeal to your userbase by pissing it off.

                [–]aslutrifles 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                Well, it's a serious rhetorical question. I know why.

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                [–]I8ASaleen 58 points59 points  (10 children)

                This is, actually, exactly how I found this place.

                [–][deleted] 54 points55 points  (4 children)

                Found it in the "What is the worst sub on reddit?" thread

                [–]I8ASaleen 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                Yes, the 2XC thread.

                [–]kmillz09 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                Same. Ironic that it is now what I consider the best subreddit and also the first one I subscribed to.

                [–]salami_inferno 8 points9 points  (2 children)

                Same here, never would have found it if it wasn't for everybody calling this place literally hitler.

                [–]bitzin 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                if TRP wasn't mentioned in every 'bitch about reddit' thread it would dramatically reduce its subscriber count.

                [–]jimbo7771 6 points7 points  (0 children)

                I found it in the /r/askmen thread that was like "I'm a29 year old 'reformed' slut, what can I do to gain your trust?"

                [–]masterspeeks 8 points9 points  (8 children)

                I found the sub from people bitching about all the "womyn-hating" in other subs. Came here, pretty much confirmed everything I already knew about women. Score within your level of game, maintain a strong mind and body, plenty of fish in the sea etc.

                The outside hate comes from people who can't face frank discussion about the reality of man-woman relationships. Every subreddit that challenges the consensus receives similar hate. That's why TRP, atheism, childfree all get brought up as toxic subreddits. They are just places that happy people chat about how free they are from the expected norms of being a beta male that lets women take all his money, being an indoctrinated member of the flock, or realizing that popping out kids in your peak years just wears you and your wallet out.

                [–]lillojohn 13 points14 points  (7 children)

                Well atheism is pretty toxic. Cant get a normal discussion.

                [–]melos71 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                it wasn't always like that. About 6-7 years ago, it was the place that helped me realize how not christian I was. It was the place that allowed me to find other like-minded people, and read about their own frustrations, their de-conversions, and how to deal with evangelicals who are completely incapable of seeing reality the way you see it.

                I will admit that in it's present state, it's pretty bad, but it will always hold a special place in my heart, it's why I created my first reddit account (now long since deleted, unfortunately.)

                [–]masterspeeks -1 points0 points  (4 children)

                That's probably because you put faith and religion on a pedestal. People who think differently than you = toxic.

                It's the same circlejerk all over reddit. As someone who objectively reads posts in different subs, there isn't much variation in tone or quality of the people. Just different groups of puerile thinkers saying their shit don't stink.

                For example, the enmity between this sub and SRS is pointless. If you truly think someone is toxic just ignore it and move on. Talking about them feeds their ego and creates this lame "they're our rivals!" vibe.

                [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                Not sure what you're talking about when it comes to atheism, since most critics of the sub from what I've seen over the past two years have been atheists themselves. Their problem isn't disagreeing with the message of the sub, it's disagreeing with the immature content of it. See /u/Aalewis and the may-may scandal for reference.

                [–]lillojohn -1 points0 points  (2 children)

                No because you dont get a serious discussion/answer. When asking a question.

                [–]PlantNutrient 5 points6 points  (13 children)

                In the past month or so, TRP has gone up a few thousand subscribers. That is an intense increase, considering the subreddit I moderate (with generally the same # subs) grows at a fraction of that pace.

                People are opening their eyes, and realizing that social norm isn't the only way to think.

                [–]ibuprofiend[S] 15 points16 points  (7 children)

                Don't forget that you have to subscribe to troll and downvote brigade though, which may skew the numbers.

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                  [–]ModMachiavellianRed -1 points0 points  (1 child)

                  Removed your post as not to give any noob trolls any ideas.

                  [–]PlantNutrient -1 points0 points  (0 children)

                  If we acount for the growth of tbp subreddit, it is a fraction of the growth of this sub.

                  [–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (7 children)

                  No, they will ban it.

                  Look, the writings on the wall. They will support liberal causes, and push liberal subreddits and they will start to crack down on hated subreddits for the slightest infractions. The rest of reddit thinks this place is a house of rape or something stupid. They will jump on the smallest infraction.

                  It is not longer about open discussion, its about PC feels.

                  Once they endorsed gay marriage, it was game over. I'm not even against gay marriage, but the moral certainty of the user base will override any kind of free speech sentiment.

                  I'm out, I'll just read blogs or something from now on.

                  [–]ibuprofiend[S] 11 points12 points  (6 children)

                  Once they endorsed gay marriage, it was game over

                  That really bothered me too, almost as much as my Chrome new tab page telling me to "Support Ban Bossy!".

                  Like I don't give a fuck about the gay marriage debate, but since when do tech companies need to force political campaigns on their users/customers? If the people who own Reddit want to privately donate to a cause, then cool, but the company itself should remain neutral. I don't want to be known as the "gay pride guy" because I use Reddit.

                  [–]t21spectre 2 points3 points  (4 children)

                  I had to google this "ban bossy" thing. Apparently their going to encourage women into leadership roles by banning the word bossy. I can see this being as successful as that Dove soap campaign.

                  [–]2RedPill4LYF 0 points1 point  (7 children)

                  Bet you a coke it'll happen today.

                  [–]ModMachiavellianRed 2 points3 points  (6 children)

                  What kind of coke?

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                  [–]TheGreenPill 4 points5 points  (1 child)

                  Heh, you'd think many subscribers here were still afraid of womyn the way these discussions are going.

                  The sad part is I have to go to the bottom to find the sensible comments like yours.

                  There's a lot of mauve pillers here still petrified by pussy.

                  [–]rednukleus 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                  Now there's an anxious stickied post up. In response, prominent posts at 2XC have noted that theredpill is having a fit. This perpetuates the notion that theredpill is a reactionary women-hating group. And you know what? Worrying about twoxchromosomes getting default status is about as reactionary as it gets. This subreddit clearly does not walk the talk. I had to unsubscribe.

                  [–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

                  The reddit admins are trying to make reddit appeal to new usergroups. Historically, women haven't been very interested in reddit. /r/TwoXChromosomes is one of the most popular subreddits for women.

                  This is really pretty obvious.

                  [–]UnamusedPunk 14 points15 points  (0 children)

                  Reddit dropped its frame and failed the shit test.

                  [–]1nrokchi 9 points10 points  (0 children)

                  In the event it was handpicked, I believe a more reasonable explanation would be that it was chosen by an individual or two, not a decision of an overwhelming number of moderators or administrators. Someone made a case for it, was convincing, and so it was done.

                  People will read it, form the own opinion, and move on. That sub is not a gold mine of anti-men or neo-feminist propaganda. For example, a quick look over there during the writing of the comment has posts such as: "Bought pregnancy tests at the dollar store... cashier was rude!", "How can we get this wonderful community taken off default?", "Hey hormones. Chill the eff out.", and "Rape =/= One Night Stand. A short rant.".

                  So, before you lose your shit over some anti-feminism hysteria, take a second to remember some of the core tenants of TRP: be cool, be rational, and be just.

                  [–]TheRedTrader 8 points9 points  (3 children)

                  Is TwoX even feminist? It doesn't seem so to me, it seems like a female space with at least a significant minority (perhaps a majority?) who are actively opposing default status.

                  [–]kommissar_chaR 10 points11 points  (1 child)

                  I think you give the admins too much credit. I think it's a ploy to increase the female user base. Nothing more, nothing less.

                  [–]RickAstleyPrevails 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  Agreed. Reddit is predominately male. TwoX seems to be a place for females to feel more "at home" on the Internet. Why not have a "home" on the front page of the internet to grab the attention of more females.
                  Everyone saying there is some "feminist agenda" or something along those lines sound stupid. Reddit is a business and they're trying to attract more members from their minority demographic. Smart move on their part.

                  [–]awfukbye 6 points7 points  (0 children)

                  And not a single f.k was given that day

                  [–]slcjosh 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                  Who gives a shit.

                  [–]barneygumbled 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  The highest comment on the thread at the moment is how to get out of default...Looks like their own community doesn't want it.

                  Methinks a small handful of influential members have pressed for this.

                  [–]aslutrifles 8 points9 points  (2 children)

                  /r/mensrights (with far more subscribers) used to be a default sub and lost default status just because it wasn't feministic enough.

                  [–]ibuprofiend[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                  I tried to search for info on that, but of course Google only returned rants from feminist bloggers talking about how terrible /r/MensRights is

                  [–]1nrokchi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  If you fear monger over feminism, you're going to have a bad time. That's all there is to it. TRP is not about denouncing feminism. The aim is to have our view rationally presented in a calm manner. Some will buy into it, others won't. Their reasons will be their own and we have should not care what their reasons are. /r/mensrights fear mongered and expressed wholly anti-feminists views. TRP =/= misogyny. TRP is its own tao and has takes its own path.

                  [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                  Is panicking about the Internet very Red Pill?

                  [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  Do we really care though ? Many of the 2x members also see this as a bad thing, look at this as an interesting social experiment.

                  [–]skimdit 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                  That's fine. After all, sunlight is the best disinfectant.

                  [–]1Zackcid 5 points6 points  (15 children)

                  R.I.P. to the other thread one of our brothers posted about this earlier today. It was brigaded to oblivion and ceased to exist on our front page. I'm happy this thread has positive karma total, so that it can actually be seen. http://redditlog.com/snapshots/536929 (previous thread)

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                    [–]WAFC 7 points8 points  (2 children)

                    Having a bunch of users come in, usually from another sub, and downvote the thread and all comments that they find disagreeable en masse.

                    [–]HitlersCow 4 points5 points  (1 child)

                    Talk about having no life. I mean seriously, who has the time to try and suppress other people's ideas? In this case, opinions on how something might affect someone else entirely.

                    Shouldn't the merit of ideas be enough to accept or decline? Censorship is control. Control the language and control the debate. Control the debate and control your circumstance.

                    Tyranny of the masses is real.

                    [–]1Zackcid 5 points6 points  (9 children)

                    It means to be invaded by other subreddits with downvotes (or upvotes, I guess).

                    A few subreddits that hate our guts linked to the post and their users jumped in and started downvoting it, until it got buried.

                    This is something we're not allowed to do here because we feel that the admins would be willing to delete our sub the moment we do something wrong like brigade.

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                      [–]∞ Mod | RP Vanguardbsutansalt 3 points4 points  (2 children)

                      Short of the admins holding the brigading subs to the same standards that we would, eg being deleted if we got busted for brigading, the answer is no. The admins know SRS, AMR, and TBP brigade, but I suspect they won't do anything about it because the admins themselves are among their supporters. Until I see something posted by SRS, AMR, or TBP mods saying to stop brigading because they risk deletion, I'll stand by what my statement. To my knowledge none of those subs have been threatedned with disciplinary action wrt brigading. If someone has evidence to the contrary, I'd love to see it.

                      [–]∞ Mod | RP Vanguardbsutansalt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      Thanks for the heads up. I've stickied it so it has higher visibility so nature can take its course and undo some of the damage the brigading did.

                      [–]7r1993rWarn1n9 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                      I can only assume it was handpicked by the admins to indoctrinate new Redditors with feminism and attract more women to the site.

                      Nah, I doubt most of them care about that. It's probably more about trying to present a much maligned site as progressive and tolerant and all that. Basic PR stuff.

                      [–]ModMachiavellianRed[M] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

                      Do you see trouble brewing?

                      I always see the potential for trouble to brew.

                      Is Reddit turning into Tumblr?

                      No, you could easily spin that and say due to the reputation reddit is getting because of TRP, they've done that to clean off some of the mud that TRP has dirtied their reputation with. There's no need to look into these things and speculate, we can all manipulate a point to make something look like something as I have just done, most likely they want to retain a female demographic to exploit for ad revenue.

                      And if so, should TRP have a lifeboat on another site that we can turn to when this sub is eventually taken down?

                      TRP should have a lifeboat. Bookmark http://puerarchy.com and follow endorsed contributors on twitter if you want a contingency plan. If ECs wanna reply here with their TRP social media to put some minds at rest, do so.

                      [–]Aweshocked 1 point2 points  (6 children)

                      I'm subbed to this sub reddit because I find you guys entertaining

                      [–]rlaptop7 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                      Hang on. The results of their own poll had a overwhelmingly "no" slant the entire time that it was up.

                      http://www.poll-maker.com/results93952xc07440Ca-4#tab-5

                      It sounds as though /2x doesn't even take their own advice.

                      [–]Marbles73089 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                      Question: why should any red piller be concerned at all? Why should we give a shit whats been made a default subreddit?

                      [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                      You should have a life boat on another site. In fact just go there now. I assure you the people on reddit without mommy issues will not be bothered by your migration.

                      [–]elition 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      Man, fuck Reddit. Back to /pol/ for me

                      [–]ohsweetword 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      Reddit is a hotbed of feminist control and beta minders. No surprise there.

                      [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      Me, I don't go on the front page to begin with. Either way, it doesn't bother me.

                      [–]binrobinro 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                      Good. We needed more humor in the default subreddits.

                      [–][deleted] -4 points-3 points  (5 children)

                      even their trashy subreddit doesn't want to be default rofl. some poll on their shithole (could barely find it do to the miserable design) says 85% of them don't want to be default.

                      thankful to have trp mods that care about our community. would really suck to not only be a bluepill moron but then belong to a sellout community run but morons.

                      to answer your question, we don't need to lifeboat to another place just because reddit is run by and populated with bluepills, betas, and white knights. wanna know why? because this isn't a reddit thing. this is a world thing. the world is populated with these kinds of people and you'd be a fool to think you can just avoid it forever.

                      [–]ibuprofiend[S] 5 points6 points  (3 children)

                      I really am thankful for our mods here and all the thoughtful posters. This is without a doubt the best community I've seen on Reddit. Plenty of activity without cronyism, vote manipulation, or karma-whoring.

                      I just wish there was some way to prevent vote brigades, but idk how you'd do that without making it one of those closed, invite-only subs.

                      [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

                      I think you can make a community upvote-only as well but I actually think downvoting definitely helps our community function and keeps shitposts at the bottom so I would be against removing it.

                      [–]Strongproudwoman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                      I wouldn't worry about this. If they want more emasculated men and men fall for this stuff so be it. I'm going to keep on marching to my beat.

                      [–]swaggertank 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      This is blasphemy!

                      [–]I_am_jacks_reddit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      I personally don't see the problem. If women need some place to go to talk to each other about women shit then that's fine with me. I think it's good it's a default because it's going to get a lot of the feminists that are new to the site to post shit in their instead of in AskReddit or another super popular sub.

                      [–]Offensive_Brute -3 points-2 points  (13 children)

                      That subs not so bad. There are some pretty cool down to earth chicks there. They are usually drowned out by the fat loudmouth short haired uggos, but they are still there. They identify as feminists, but they are the kinda feminists that find fullfillment in staying home, raising kids, sucking dick, and baking.

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                        [–]Offensive_Brute 6 points7 points  (3 children)

                        yeah, but weirdly they still identify as feminists. its funny.

                        [–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

                        They want to be thought of as part of the cause but they know deep down it leads them to misery. Nevertheless, they'll pretend to along with the heard. It's more important for women to be seen caring than to actually care.

                        [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

                        If all I had to do to be a MRA was stay at home, raise kids, eat pussy, and bake, I'd be the MRA chieftain.

                        [–]Plumerian 6 points7 points  (1 child)

                        Real women, in other words.

                        [–]Offensive_Brute 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        pretty much.

                        [–]DarkCircle 1 point2 points  (2 children)

                        Yeah I am checking the sub and it is not so bad. Don't know why it should be default tho.

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                        [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                        I'm ok with it. Everyone knows what low-quality trash hits the default subs.

                        [–]duckducklandwhale 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        Well duh. Can you not spot the feminism friendly admins? (Just informed they actually removed MensRight as default back in the day because feminists complained loud/persistent enough). It's quite obvious especially when you consider something like SRS is still around despite breaking rules via blatant doxxing and general site disruption similar to /r/GameOfTrolls. The rest of the site is headed towards feminization and promoting beta traits. All we need to do is make sure masculinity and personal commitment to it stays strong and we'll ride it out. Though, to be honest I used to be especially progressive and pro-feminism but their insanity, childishness to opposing viewpoints, and chide police nature have actually made me fairly against it.

                        However they did pick some stupid ass subs to be default though other than that one.

                        [–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (1 child)

                        You guys are so incredible paranoid and fixated on this evil feminist conspiracy it's mindboggling...

                        [–]slcjosh 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                        agreed.

                        [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (19 children)

                        What's wrong with feminism? Just asking, not making any sort of statement.

                        Edit: Annnd downvotes. If you want to promote discussion, then try not to mute the person asking questions.

                        [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                        You must be a woman. Or a blue-pilled man.

                        Watch these videos.

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqPL9B_nc8I

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVE6FSzUHr4

                        Do not presume for a second that something is good simply because of its name. "Feminism" has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? It makes you think that it's an innocent cause that only wants to "make the world a better place", doesn't it?

                        Lurk more on this subreddit, visit r/mgtow as well.

                        [–]ibuprofiend[S] -2 points-1 points  (15 children)

                        As a man, I see it doing a lot of harm in the world and providing me no benefit.

                        Cons for feminism: Feminism strives to eliminate personal responsibility and blame everything on "society".... since I'm a straight, white male, I apparently control "society" and am to blame for anything that ever goes wrong. Feminism has generally fucked up the economy by doubling the workforce and makes it harder for me to get into law school and get a good job. Feminism has made it nigh impossible to find a girl worthy of a LTR. Feminism has guys thrown out of school or imprisoned if a girl falsely cries "rape!" Feminism has infected academia and made many of my classes unbearable. Feminism encourages mindless groupthink. Feminism supports other leftist political movements I hate.

                        Pros for feminism: Fucking nothing.

                        A better question would be, Why should a guy support feminism when feminism is completely against men's interests?

                        [–]jacobman -1 points0 points  (2 children)

                        No male, which is the majority of reddits user base, wants to see posts about vaginal bleeding and the like. 2X is specifically for women's problems and has no business being a default subreddit.

                        [–]TheGreenPill 2 points3 points  (1 child)

                        If you can't handle even reading text about anything female related you've got a lot of work to do.

                        No self respecting male would bother to be worried that women dare discuss things that interested them.

                        Are you so afraid of a female's thoughts you have to shut them away?

                        This whole discussion is useless, primarily to the simple fact that any truly red pill guy wouldn't give a flying fuck about an internet thread gaining more exposure, male of female centric.

                        [–]SchrodingersRapist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        Is Reddit turning into Tumblr?

                        Hasn't it been Tumblr for quite a while?

                        [–]poopyhitlerballs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                        It's Conquests second law: "Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing."

                        [–]Ucanthandledatruth 0 points1 point  (2 children)

                        Reddit is a private company. They can do what they want.

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