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MetaTRP subreddit now considered a hate site by Symantec (self.TheRedPill)

submitted by Suckit66

I am currently posting this from my phone because as of today Symantec, the largest computer security company in the world, has labeled r/theredpill as a hate website. (Can a Symantec/security admin confirm that it is a blanket classification and not just my small work network singling out TRP?)

I believe I am safe in assuming that TRP is labeled under misogyny and anti-feminism, which is considered a criminal activity equivalent to holocaust deniers, racism and white separatism, according to Symantec:

Category: Hate

Sites which advocate hostility or aggression toward an individuals or groups on the basis of race, religion, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, or other involuntary characteristics; sites which denigrate others on the basis of those characteristics or justifies inequality on the basis of those characteristics; sites which purport to use scientific or other commonly accredited methods to justify said aggression, hostility or denigration. Examples include:

  • Racism

  • Anti-Semitism

  • Homophobia

  • Misogyny/Anti-feminism

  • White Power/White separatism

  • Holocaust denial

Class: Criminal Activities

This is just another sign that we should be prepared for when the inevitable happens and the PC police of reddit finally have their way and silence any dissenting voice that makes them feel uncomfortable. The global leader in information security just labeled TRP as a hate site, giving legitimacy to the claim that we promote hate, many more are soon to follow.


[–]MetacognitiveMan 62 points63 points  (27 children)

My advice is to never read Red Pill sites from a work computer/internet connection. The company can monitor any activity going through their systems.

[–]WillMladyFuckMeNow 39 points39 points [recovered]

I wouldn't even go on Reddit with company Internet. That people do so boggles the mind. Thank god for smartphones

[–]xray777 1 points1 points [recovered]

Eh....I worked at a company that bloviated frequently about monitoring internet usage. My content and duration records would render my boss apoplectic and I never got a single mention of it. I left the company on good terms with a "Would rehire...xray777 is a top notch XYZ" in my boss' own hand.

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

Oh your anecdote refutes the advice of:

Don't visit what is now classed by a major security provider 'hate sites' when in a blue pill work environment.

...?

Think before you post.

[–]BlackHeart89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I work at a small company that tries hard to save money. They wouldn't waste it on monitoring our computers. My office is the only one that gets things done.

[–]beginner_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Depends where you live. In my country companies are not allowed to actively monitor what individual users do. They can monitor it and block frequently accessed sites like facebook. But they are not allowed to say "Oh look Joe Doe is browsing on reddit. Let's fire him". To actually be allowed to look at the logs they need very, very good legal reasons like streaming porn the whole day or similar stuff. So going on reddit now and then has no impact.

And you can always use https so they don't know exactly what you are looking at (eg reddit but don't know it's TRP).

[–]Melchizedek6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's why I surf from work through my router at home (creating a SOCKS proxy with SSH).

[–]knitro 341 points341 points [recovered]

Interesting that the flag is 'Misogyny/Anti-feminism', equating hatred of women to opposition to what's essentially a political viewpoint, no matter how correct or incorrect it is. Like having a flag that was 'Animal Abuse/Republican'

That's some intensely biased conflation.

[–]TRP Vanguard: "Dark Triad Expert"IllimitableMan 193 points194 points  (22 children)

That's some intensely biased conflation.

Only smart people perceive this. Your average person will not know the difference between anti-feminism, and hatred of women. Anti-feminism = against the feminist ideology and how it governs/controls women. Hatred of women = nothing to do with ideology, but simply a hate of anything with a vagina. Completely different things. Most people think anti-feminism equates to misogyny, but it doesn't. It's a neat bit of mental gymnastics though, isn't it?

On an anti-feminist slant, when it comes to Orwellian control of the language; I think feminism revealed itself grandly when it popularised the term "misogyny" but never bothered doing the same with "misandry." Many sites/apps/dictionaries to this day do not even recognise the word until you add it manually.

Edit reason: fixed typos

[–]The_BeardedGentleman 96 points97 points  (6 children)

I find it interesting how feminism can claim to be about all genders, and equality as a whole, akin to egalitarianism. Yet, dislike of feminism is primary and only hatred against women.

[–]TRP Vanguard: "Dark Triad Expert"IllimitableMan 70 points71 points  (1 child)

There you are piercing the insane amount of doublethink necessary for feminism to function as an ideological power.

If the doublethink/Orwellianism inherent to feminism interests you, you'll like this article:

http://illimitablemen.com/2014/10/16/the-feminist-thought-police/

[–]The_BeardedGentleman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

thanks for the link, will check it out when i get a free bit of time.

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

Giving them the benefit of the doubt that they actually give a shit about men and equality, if feminism is for equality then anti-feminism is anti-equality. Which if we aren't equal then where do we draw the line and what's stopping us from bringing back slavery?! Heathens!

In all seriousness, the opposite of egalitarianism is a highly competitive environment where everyone constantly battles to rise up in the hierarchy. Ever notice how there is no open competition between hardly anything? So many fast food companies yet it hurts our feelings if McDonald's says Booger King sucks. None of the shitty soda companies can do this either. Mt. Poo, Dr. Pooper, Poopsie, CrapaCola, 7 up your ass, you know the popular ones.

[–]throwawaymatthew 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ever notice how there is no open competition between hardly anything?

all of those drinks are owned by 1 of 2 companies.

[–]asdfghjkltyu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Feminism is only about all genders when it comes to participation, in terms of content its 99% about women (and that 1% about men to the extent it benefits women).

[–]Endorsed Contributormonsieurhire2 28 points29 points  (11 children)

Feminism is, by etymology, a term that divides the species by gender, and is for women, and therefore against men. Even though there is that quote about it being for men as well, that's a load of horseshit. If they really were for men, as well as women, they'd call it humanism.

[–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Or more specifically, egalitarianism.

Even by the meaning of the words, "feminine" and "ism", it's the belief/advancement of women.

Okay, well maybe that's just a name and doesn't mean anything. But then tell me this: what is a single pro-male issue that feminists have put effort towards? Answer: none.

It's honestly the same thing as a black power group, for example. And any white person who joins a black power group instead of an equal-rights group is insane.

[–]HardBounce 14 points14 points [recovered]

I've always found it odd that /r/Masculism isnt a default sub but some how /r/feminism is a default.

[–]a_broken_zat 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That should be a backup subreddit, seriously.

[–]DMAredditer 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This is our backup.

[–]flyingfrig 1 point2 points  (0 children)

misandry

dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against men (i.e., the male sex). "her brand of feminism is just poorly disguised misandry"

[–]The_TRP_Account 10 points11 points  (2 children)

And what about the RedPillWomen subreddit? Is that included? How does that work? Prohibited self-hatred? It's complete nonsense.

[–]gg_s 3 points4 points  (0 children)

RPW tends to fly below the radar of people who think TRP is all about shitting on women. They scoff at the idea of female-oriented version and thus never look into it. Conveniently, a link is provided in the sidebar they refuse to read.

[–]Ikari_Shinji_kun_01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had no idea that sub existed.

[–]DakotaTRP 21 points22 points  (3 children)

[–]a2abfcd4 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Usually and obviously they block connections to Tor.

[–]V5F[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Force tor to run on port 443 or 80 and almost no firewall will stop it from connecting. Try it.

[–]Senior Contributor: "The Court Jester"GayLubeOil 143 points144 points  (37 children)

Whenever you censor something teenage boys are going to have a keen interest in it. There is going to be a generational backlash and it's going to be from little things like this adding up.

[–][deleted] 23 points24 points  (0 children)

No doubt.

I (and I imagine many others) heard about TRP through people saying how disgusting/bad it was on other areas of the internet. Naturally leading me to check it out...

[–]1Dark-Ulfberht 46 points47 points  (29 children)

Maybe.

I think what this sub sees, and focuses on, is just one facet of a greater story. We are bearing witness to the early-to-middle stages of a straight up societal collapse.

The last four decades saw a myriad of social diseases fully take hold and infect Western civilization. But that civilization was very strong and technologically advanced, so it took a while before the problems really began to surface. Now, though, it's too late. Too many people are invested in our dysfunctional social and political systems.

This is just what happens when one civilization dominates for a long enough time period. Their people begin to live in a bubble and forget what reality looks like. They are free to believe in utter nonsense because there are no repercussions for it. Ultimately, these nonsensical assumptions make their way into the very systems that built the bubble to begin with, and once this happens it's just a matter of time until the bubble collapses.

It's all good, though. Nothing teaches people reality better than a little dose of the good ol' state of nature.

Personally, I can't wait. I'll make a fine warlord; you may even be part of my propaganda arm, GLO.

[–]VirgoRooster 29 points29 points [recovered]

Don't you think every generation that's ever lived has said this? Crazy people have spouted the end of times for generations. Whether you were living in the roaring twenties or the depression era, pessimists always believed it would get worse. I'm actually not convinced society has changed as much as TRP thinks it has in the past 40 years. There was infidelity, social issues, petty conflict since the dawn of man. There was a paper recently concerning how 17 women have reproduced for every man that did so historically. AF BB was always true. Yes, it pays to be adaptable in today's world, but that was always true.

I'm very Hobbesian. Societal life has generally improved through the ages. Life without structure was mostly shit. I can't say whether Pax Americana is coming to an end. There's "evidence" but there's also a lot of noise, although I probably disagree that it would be a good thing. I have no idea what the world will look like in 20 years, much less after that.

[–]1Dark-Ulfberht 35 points36 points  (7 children)

I don't think you and I disagree as much as you might imagine.

Although I love a good zombie story, I'm not convinced that the apocalypse is around the corner. But, remember that while people are always screaming that collapse is coming, sometimes they are right.

How many people living in France circa 1750 imagined the Reign of Terror coming by the close of the century? I wonder what Russians were thinking in at the turn of the 20th Century. Did they imagine the Tsar could really be toppled; could they imagine the bodies that Stalin would pile up only a few decades later?

The real driver of the improvement of the human condition is technology, not policy. Politics is a necessary thing, but social systems are never very stable when viewed over the course of decades or centuries.

Personally, I see our situation as bearing similarities to two epochs in history: (1) the final decades of the Roman republic and (2) mid-to-late 18th Century France.

As for the reproduction argument. The problem is that the wrong men are reproducing. Strong and intelligent men are checking out of marriage and family because our social systems make it a bad deal for them. This very sub is testament to this phenomenon. This leaves those who have little foresight to make the most babies. Our system is a kind of perverse experiment in reverse-eugenics. Personally, I think technology will rescue us from the idiocracy fate, but a bit of upheaval could set us back in this regard.

[–]tompanz 11 points12 points  (3 children)

I've been reading a lot about the first world War lately, and it's funny that prior to the war there were some pretty well respected people saying a full European war was impossible. That people had become too used to the 100 years of relative peace, and the economic systems in place wouldn't allow it. Even the people that saw a war coming didn't expect something of that scale. I think there are quite a few similarities between now and a hundred years ago. What would a conventional war even look like now? Our weapons have changed so much since the last time we had one, we would have no idea how terrible it would be.

We may not be facing a Rome style collapse, but something big is coming.

[–]Sir_Shitlord_focker 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Conventional war couldn't go all the way to the end nowadays, there would be no "hitler's bunker scene" as you'd have to stop as soon as a victor has emerged and figure out some decent terms even for the loser because : nukes.

[–]tompanz 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It might could, it just depends on the motivation of the war. The fear of nuclear weapons have helped us not be in a war like that for a long time, but there may come a day where it happens anyways.

[–]rpscrote 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Personally, I see our situation as bearing similarities to two epochs in history: (1) the final decades of the Roman republic and (2) mid-to-late 18th Century France.

Couldn't agree more. Plus the additional problem of zero to negative population growth in some first world countries providing no natural growth to rely on as they have done for the last 60 years.

[–]BlackHeart89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As for the reproduction argument. The problem is that the wrong men are reproducing. Strong and intelligent men are checking out of marriage and family because our social systems make it a bad deal for them.

I would like to add that the system also encourages being a single mother even if you're broke. The government keeps awarding women more and more money for every child they have. If they work too much, government asst stops all together. If they hardly work at all, money is thrown at them. Get pregnant by a scrub? No problem. Here's some money. You go girl!

Like you said. The wrong people are reproducing. Hell. The system is creating more "wrong people" and encouraging them to reproduce. That cycle though...

[–]rpscrote 2 points3 points  (2 children)

TRP thinks it has in the past 40 years. There was infidelity, social issues, petty conflict since the dawn of man.

You're focusing on the wrong issues in terms of social collapse. Its not infidelity and petty conflict that would bring collapse. Given these trendlines, something bad is literally inevitable:

  • 1) Population growth has slowed in first world countries
  • 2) Socialism and "safety net" legislations plunder the young to pay the old
  • 3) Socialist plundering and government control, plus cultural thought policing and indoctrination (PC and academia) are widespread and increasing
  • 4) the productive population grows smaller as the grifting population grows larger Thus:

  • 5) There are less young, more old, the old live longer, and the old depend on there being more young to financially support them.

  • 6) thought policing and indoctrination foment growing discontent in the small population that is continually forced to pay and act like they're happy to pay the large and still growing class of grifters

  • 7) The US has an unsustainably large deficit, with a debt so massive its nearly impossible that it will ever be paid off. And it continues to grow wildly

And finally 8) the peaceful political process will fail, and has been failing since the cementing of two, highly authoritarian parties which are the same for purposes of taxing and spending but different enough in on what to tax and spend that they are deadlocked and will remain deadlocked. So no peaceful solution to the above trend lines will come from the 2 parties.

Something has to give. It may not be collapse but it can't continue this way forever. The only resolution that doesn't involve catastrophic economic collapse or war is the emergence of a competitive third party that can't be excluded. Which wont happen since the 2 parties have made it all but certain that a third party can never play on a fair field.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

7) The US has an unsustainably large deficit, with a debt so massive its nearly impossible that it will ever be paid off. And it continues to grow wildly

America really doesn't have extraordinary debt in comparison to other developed nations. Canada has a higher debt to GPD ratio and almost all of Western Europe is the about the same as the US. Debt isn't necessarily a bad thing, what's bad is America's overall Federal budget is insanely mismanaged and inefficient.

[–]rpscrote 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Its bad when its large, growing, and there's no indication that the political process can or will ever stop it

[–]Piroko 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not at all.

Look back to the Monroe presidency, which was named the era of good feelings by people living in it. Manifest destiny combined with martial triumph can do a lot for a nation's mood. Of couse, the native tribes didn't like it so much...

[–]Senior Contributor: "The Court Jester"GayLubeOil 12 points13 points  (9 children)

Definitely hire me as your propaganda minister. But before that happens buy my Thunder Cock shirt and Black Knight Guide.

[–]1Dark-Ulfberht 4 points5 points  (1 child)

The Thunder Cock log may just be adopted as part of our uniform.

I laughed my ass off at that design.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (6 children)

And you couldn't hyperlink the shirt and the guide?

[–]Senior Contributor: "The Court Jester"GayLubeOil 11 points12 points  (5 children)

The book is in the works. But here is the concept art for the Thunder Cock Shirt.

[–]Ochreata 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Hmm...that pic could interpreted as lightning cock, done in a flash!

[–]QQ_L2P 1 point2 points  (0 children)

True, but where's there's lightning there's also thunder. That being said, I only realised it was Thundercock because I browse here, which may have been intentional.

[–]Screenp2 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Need these printed? I'm a t shirt printer by trade and can make this a reality for ya

[–]Sir_Shitlord_focker 0 points1 point  (1 child)

"t shirt printer by trade"

Seriously ? as in you only print on t - shirts ?

[–]Screenp2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes, i screen print on textiles mostly. Have done flat stock work but prefer shirts as the art is more interesting, like this thundercock image.

[–]MHOOD01 1 point2 points  (2 children)

On a side note to your video: was that some black vs white bullshit fight?

[–]1Dark-Ulfberht 5 points6 points  (1 child)

It was a bunch of liberal pussies in their cafe getting literally trapped their because they were afraid to go outside. These are neutered men.

The flip side was that it was a bunch of black dudes who took out some (perhaps legitimate) beef with the police on rich white kids, for no other reason than the fact that they were white and well off.

That's just the way humans are. When shit gets real, people start destroying everything in sight, especially those who are not in their own in-group. Most middle class liberal city-dwellers have zero understanding of violence and how it works. They say things like "oh, this is such senseless violence."

No; the violence makes perfect sense when you understand it. They've just lived in a bubble for so long, they have no concept of what reality looks like. Peace is the exception; violence is the rule. Not the other way around.

[–]MHOOD01 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fuck that. If my beef is with the police then I'll take it out on them. Having people who don't deserve to pay for your broken dishes is bullshit.

[–]Sir_Shitlord_focker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"This is just what happens when one civilization dominates for a long enough time period. Their people begin to live in a bubble and forget what reality looks like."

Exactly

[–]Percy_The_Red 6 points7 points  (0 children)

There's this thing called The Streisand Effect, where trying to censor or ban something draws more publicity to it than would have been driven to it otherwise. Named so because of "American entertainer Barbara Streisand, whose 2003 attempt to suppress photographs of her residence in Malibu, California, inadvertently drew further public attention to it".1

Embrace the hate. It's publicity. Useful idiots are useful.

[–]LeGrandDiableBlanc 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I remember in an interview with Dr. Dre, he personally thanked the FBI for all of the attention they gave him and NWA over 'Fuck Tha Police'.

[–]QQ_L2P 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Heh, my Dad added this program to my computer when I was a kid. It went by the name of "Net Nanny" and it was supposed to lock down the computer so I could only use the internet for specific times and only go to specific sites.

Broke that shit in 48 hours. Acquired the password within the week.

He kept re-installing it and I kept breaking it. When a teenage boy wants to go somewhere, he's gonna go there.

[–]Goldfulgore 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Just like when I comment something on other main subreddits. I get a "ooh he is one of them redpill misogynists" and get downvoted to oblivion.

They fail to realize that I too would rather check the most upvoted and the most downvoted comment on a post.

[–]WingyMousey 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I bet you also browse other subreddits too, perhaps AskWomen and TwoXChromsomes for shits and giggles? I do, but they don't pay attention to that.

[–][deleted] 61 points62 points  (7 children)

I'm a Symantec employee where is this classified? Some companies create their own lists but I can find more information about this.

[–]Suckit66[S] 22 points23 points  (4 children)

There is probably some sort of list of websites which Symantec has classified. My company uses Symantec URL filtering for blogs, porn, and apparently hate sites. We are a small business with under 50 employees, 80% male staff(sales, so mostly red pill men)and one IT dude. Definitely no overt feminists or PC police so I highly doubt it was my company specifically targeting on TRP. No other SFW subreddits are effected.

[–][deleted] 30 points31 points  (2 children)

1-877-294-5255

Call this number it (should) their direct line let me know who answers and what they say.

[–]Squeezymypenisy 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I'd be curious to see what happens.

[–]chrisindub 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This is a better number to get through directly.

1-347-269-0682

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

We've got an inside man! Time to move!

[–]TopTRP 2 points3 points  (0 children)

www[.]symantec[.]com/web-gateway/

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Just for the sake of provocation

anyone wants to signal the flagging of TRP as a false positive, just to push them to show hypocrit they are.

https://submit.symantec.com/false_positive/

[–]NeopolitanAfterglow 37 points38 points  (24 children)

Wait what? Isn't Symantec an antivirus software? Are they taking it upon themselves to protect computers from harmful ideas now?

[–]TopTRP 18 points19 points  (9 children)

Every large business/corporation/enterprise runs web filtering.

Symantec offers this service to customers.

This is how it works.

Someone at a company (usually HR) decides on what kind of content is appropriate for the work environment.

These categories are things like

  • Educational

  • Science

  • Industrial

  • Pornography

  • Research

  • Technology

  • Shopping

etc etc etc.

HR says, porn is blocked and everything else is open.

Symantec will categorize every website on the internet (this is not exactly what happens but ELI5).

If symantec places bangbros in the porn category, and someone on your work's network tries to go there, it will see 'category blocked' and block the connection.

If symantec places bangbros in the research category and someone tries to go there, it will see the category as open, and allow the connection to go through.


So, some white knight at symantec decided to put TRP into the misogynist category, and since OP's work uses symantec's web filtering service AND HR at his work has determined they want to block the misogynist content category, he can no longer access it from work.

[–]soyleux 17 points18 points  (0 children)

If you're running your plaintext recreational web browsing through something like this, you're doing it very wrong. These days, everyone carries a mini computer in their pocket. You should only ever be visiting personal sites through your own device. If you're using someone else's wifi to save your data plan, then you should setup a VPN.

[–]Cyhawk 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Seems TRP is classified under "Criminal Activities" under a sub category. This is pretty much blocked at every company under the sun.

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

There's always TOR browser.

I use it to get around blocks on public wifis all the time.

[–]alanthemanofchicago 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Think it's part of either a network-filtration device or a standalone BrowseSafe/similar utility. M86 Web Filter my old school used blocked TRP.

[–]1APookIsAPook 2 points3 points  (11 children)

Symantec makes most of it's profits selling security suites to businesses. This includes network monitoring.

[–]TRP Vanguardnicethingyoucanthave 2 points3 points  (9 children)

network monitoring.

If you access a website via HTTP, then no network monitoring software knows what pages on that website you visit. In other words, a firewall can't tell the difference between https://reddit.com/r/theredpill and https://site.com/r/feminism

They only know https://reddit.com

OP might be on a proxy, or symantec might be install on his computer.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Not sure, I think that some (e.g. K9) can filter HTTPS URLs. That's how they can still provide a custom "Safe Search" for Google with more granular blocking than Google's official Safe Search, for example.

[–]TRP Vanguardnicethingyoucanthave 1 point2 points  (0 children)

SSL encryption is from the browser to the issuer of the encryption key. Man in the middle attacks are protected against by having the issuer's encryption key signed by a certificate authority.

I agree that if you have access to the client machine, then you can alter the browser or the certificate store.

Apart from those two options, which both require access to the client's machine, I don't believe it's possible to filter HTTPS URLS and have the connection remain an SSL connection

[–]audscias 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Load ballancers know the difference. And that can be monitored with software.

Also I don't know how this Symantec software works but I'm pretty sure it's just a proxy between the customer and the internet, and all HTTP requests are filtered and compared to a list.

So yeah, it can be monitored for sure.

[–]TRP Vanguardnicethingyoucanthave 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Load ballancers know the difference.

The difference between two GET requests on the same server (as opposed to the fact that a request went to a given server)? How? In detail, how?

SSL encryption is from the browser to the issuer of the encryption key. Man in the middle attacks are protected against by having the issuer's encryption key signed by a certificate authority.

I agree that if you have access to the client machine, then you can alter the browser or the certificate store.

Apart from those two options, which both require access to the client's machine, I don't believe that a load balancer knows the difference between <site><request A> and <site><request B>

I claim that a load balancer only knows that both requests went to <site> and they'd know the difference between two different sites. They don't know what you're requesting at that site.

all HTTP requests are filtered and compared to a list.

But as I said, if you use HTTPS the request path is part of what's encrypted.

[–]audscias 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, that would be the case if the certificate was installed in the server, but for big commercial sites the SSL cert is usually installed on the Load Balancer, and it decrypts all the HTTPS requests and can be configured to shape the traffic/redirect to a different server/show different content depending on the url variables, etc. so yeah. Anyway this is inside the customer's platform (reddit in this case) and they are the only ones that have control over it, which is not happening, at least for now :)

The only possible explanation here is that the Symantec proxy is doing a MITM attack, using Symantec's SSL certificates, which is scary, to say the least:

https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.HOWTO54180.html

[–]silly_bird 1 points1 points [recovered]

At my last job we installed a cert on all work machines and man in the middled all https connections.

[–]TRP Vanguardnicethingyoucanthave 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, that'd do it.

I'd hate to work at a place where they looked over my shoulder.

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

This is probably some parental control feature, many companies have them turned on. I wouldn't worry too much about it.

[–]matt675 5 points6 points  (0 children)

it's time for TheRedPill to get its own independent forums website like what NoFap did. Does anyone know of such a thing? Or is able to organize it?

[–]1edwardhwhite 12 points13 points  (10 children)

Write in and discontinue your subscriptions.

[–]Dr_HoaxArthurWilmoth 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Where is MISANDRY? Because, equality, right?

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This was excatly the question I was gonna ask.

The hypocrisy of feminist is visible anywhere for anyone who wants to see it.

[–]BlueFreedom420 30 points31 points  (9 children)

People may blow this post off, but this is pretty big. It means that boys at home using their parent's computer will not be able to view this reddit.

This will have a cascading effect. People will get fired for viewing this reddit.

[–][deleted] 22 points23 points  (2 children)

It means that boys at home using their parent's computer will not be able to view this reddit.

Boys will be boys, and will not be stopped by a simple internet filter.

[–]RemyPrice 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Yes, but it lessens the chance they can find it accidentally.

[–]Squeezymypenisy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Maybe, but I see it listed on other sites as well. For example if you search it in google the BI article that was done on the redpill is the second or third link listed. This subreddit is widely talked about. And many discover it in college. Except for true religious schools, no college blocks content of any kind.

[–]RedditArgument 2 points3 points  (0 children)

People may blow this post off, but this is pretty big. It means that boys at home using their parent's computer will not be able to view this reddit.

No actually they'll still be fine for now. This is Symantec web filtering blocking it, not Symantec anti virus. All this means for now is guys who for some reason browse TRP at work will be blocked if they use the work supplied internet connection.

However I definitely do see this as the potential precursor to the inevitable banning of this subreddit.

If you're reading this and you haven't signed up for the TRP emergency newsletter (sidebar) please do so.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

So what? Adapt and deal. Thats what you do. Dont view the subreddit at work, wait till you get home. Or use your phone (idk if it would count or not).

[–]my_redpill_account 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Make sure if you use a personal device, it's not on your company network wifi or whatever. Still goes through their proxy.

Browse smart and safe.

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[–]caliboo 10 points10 points [recovered]

You put it very well.

If I wanted hate, misogyny, and violence I'd just visit a feminist subreddit.

[–]ImixLeftnRight 5 points6 points  (0 children)

you will never get anywhere until you understand the forces that have caused this situation.

When you understand the forces that caused this, you will know who your enemy is.

Feminism helps put women in the workforce, which increases the supply of labor, which suppresses wage growth, which increases corporate profits.

Same thing goes for multiculturalism, with respect to nonwhites.

[–]four20wenty 10 points11 points  (6 children)

This is the message I get when I try to visit 'therationalmale.com' or 'avoiceformale.com' from my Sky connection.

'shrink4men.com' is banned because it's a dating website

I should add that I'm currently living with my parents so I'd have to ask their permission to remove the filter (a porn filter).

[–]Rorta 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If you know your parents Sky details you should be able to bypass the block. If not, I'd resort to getting a VPN for this kind of stuff. Even though they cost money, in terms of the amount of money TRP has probably saved me in the two years I've been lurking here, the cost of renting a VPN a month is negligible.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Get a VPN, encrypt all the data leaving your computer. It will give you a slightly higher latency which sucks for video games, but it's necessary for basic computer security. The're only like a few bucks per month.

[–]thibit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can enable and disable them at will if desired.

[–]RosewoodPill 5 points6 points  (0 children)

We are big enough now to start movements putting these companies on total blast for sexual discrimination against men.

If feminists can control billion dollar companies via Twitter, imagine what men could do.

[–]lockyo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sysadmin here, just keep in mind that symantex products users and admins vote on the categories, not 100% the company at fault. So in short I guess TRP is regarded as a hate group by outsiders in general.

[–]Rhenthalin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Did anyone confirm that this isn't just OP's network?

[–]Endorsed Contributorredpillbanana 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Symantec now considered a SJW company by me. It may be time to short their stock: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/27/gartner_survey_security_software_market_symantec/

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[–]bustanutmeow 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Could you be a bit more specific please

[–]1APookIsAPook 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Symantec has always been a SJW business, along with almost every other large tech firm.

[–]foomfoomfoom 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Symantec is just a white knight piece of shit.

[–]Palpetinus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Oh anti-feminism is forbidden? Great, I'd also like feminism to be forbidden because that's anti-men nowadays. Not what it should be, but what it is.

[–]JohnKimble111 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hi, I'm something of an expert on Symantec's filter and it's impact on men's rights site. I wrote numerous articles on this issue back in 2013 and complied lists of sites it's blocks as "hate". I've gone right to teh top of the company with my concerns and their policy of smearing and defaming the overwhelming majority of men's human rights sites as "hate" is entirely deliberate and they're not planning on changing the classifications.

Some articles:

[–]sLyyyisfactioN 8 points9 points  (11 children)

Can we freaking stop giving shits about dumb sites/political parties/apps or whatever it is now, who clearly don't have any fucking clue what they are talking about?

So what we stand in a bad light in media that doesn't knows shit?

It keeps the people away who not belong here, so who cares?

[–]1APookIsAPook 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It's relevant because Symantec's products are the most widely used business security suite.

[–]TRP VanguardCyralea 9 points10 points  (6 children)

I believe this is meant more as an FYI that web filters are clamping down access to this site. I'd imagine more than a few TRP'ers access it from their office network.

[–]Ovadox 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I stopped accessing TRP from work awhile back. I don't think anyone cares what I look at, the site wasn't blocked. At the same time I couldn't be totally sure and all it takes is one white knight to think he's doing womankind a favor by narcing me out. So instead when I feel like screwing off I look up other topics of interest, which generally tend to be self improvement related. I look at TRP at home when I have time.

[–]HaveSomeChicken 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is something we need to pay attention to, because the company can classify RP-type hubs as "Hate" and block them.

Apparently sexual strategy and self-improvement is considered hateful.

It is very unprofessional of Sympatec to pull this shit but there's nothing we can do.

[–]ap_resurrection 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yea i dont really care - its funny how desperate and angry these ugly chicks are getting - no matter what they do, they'll still kept getting slam banged by the folks here - no worries, we aint mad at you, butch

[–]DalekJay 1 point2 points  (0 children)

White Power/White separatism - > how much PC's together they have to hamster this? A lot of Indian, Black, Asian and Latino had life improved by TRP, and at least I never saw anybody here being bullied for their race, maybe bullied by being whinny but not by race

[–]energyinmotion 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Is there a TRP IRC server/room available for us to congregate in? If not, now would be a great time to make one.

[–]slcjosh 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Nothing new. I work remote so I often visit coffee shops or other places with Wi-Fi. Trp is blocked in many of them as a radicalist or hate group.

Also I was notified I am banned from r slash offmychest because my participation in a hate group despite not once posting there.

[–]puppy2010 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am banned there too...because apparantly TRP is a hate group.

[–]Wehavecrashed 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They aren't wrong. Especially the anti feminist part. I'm not saying that it should be blocked, but this subreddit fits that category.

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

Lol I fucking hate Norton antivirus

[–]Glennus626 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was at a timeshare resort last week, and went to log into the free wifi. It absolutely would not let me check out TRP. Something about it being adult content, I don't remember the exact phrase.

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

Just fill out the little form to have them mark it as informational.

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

T Mobile pre paid accounts do this also. Unless you present your papers and beg for permission from the CSR.

[–]hermit087 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Manosphere blogs have been blocked on various networks for years. The only surprising thing for me is that they distinguish between different subs on reddit, I would expect them to just block all of a site or none of it.

[–]Ausfall 0 points1 point  (0 children)

having a particular thought and writing about it is a criminal activity

I think they should classify this subreddit as ungood.

[–]Sir_Shitlord_focker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

One more reason we need to get our own freaking website...

[–]justherefortheredpil 0 points1 point  (0 children)

interesting that there is no "misandry/anti-mens rights"

[–]wasthereadogwithyou 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beautiful words are not true, and true words are not beautiful. Persuasive words are not good, and good words are not persuasive. One who speaks the truth is hated, even as he is accused of being hateful.

[–]RPthrowaway123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Norton has been useless for awhile now, but this is just silly. That's the opinion of their company though, so they're entitled to it. Just like they entitled to continue losing out to free and lightweight anti-virus solutions like they have been for the past several years.

[–]yummyluckycharms 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is there a website that one can use to check or confirm all websites that are banned. I know voice for men was banned for a time, but I think that was lifted.

[–]Kaelteth -5 points-4 points  (14 children)

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. -Ghandi

[–]colucci 33 points34 points  (12 children)

Oh fuck off with that retarded quote. You can apply it to anything. SJW, Pedophiles, pro-lifers, westboro baptist church, rapists, ...

[–]Frensel 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Never seen anyone laughing at pedophiles or rapists. Or ignoring them, for that matter. The only example you raised that actually fits that quote is the 'SJWs'... Who actually have won. Not an absolute victory, but there's no such thing.

[–]Axoc 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Never seen anyone laughing at pedophiles or rapists.

You've NEVER heard pedophile jokes? What about this one that everybody in the western world has to have heard at least a dozen times?

A priest and a rabbi are talking. The priest says, "hey let's go fuck some kids". The rabbi replies, "out of what?"

Or ignoring them, for that matter.

There are plenty of cases of child rape and child molestation going unreported for a variety of reasons, often blackmail (if you report me I'll fire you since I'm your boss, if you report me I'll tell them about your drug habit, etc). People also often don't report family members if they aren't the ones being raped/molested.

[–]thearkive 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You've NEVER heard pedophile jokes? What about this one that everybody in the western world has to have heard at least a dozen times?

This is literally the first time I have ever heard that joke.

[–]Kaelteth 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Hmmm. I would say it's better to run an old and tired quote than to rail off like a woman about an old and tired quote.

[–]colucci -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Suck it up and accept that you used a stupid quote instead of being defensive and trying to attack me personally.

[–]Kaelteth 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Do you really think I give two squirts about what you think of my use of that quote?

You think the quote sucks. Fine. Good on you. I think its an old and fucking tired quote, but it also fits this specific post at the same time.

Fucking get a grip. It's a fucking Ghandi quote. Move on citizen.

[–]Redpillc0re 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This means we are bad boys now , right?

[–]JanLul 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait, did anybody on here ever see something said that was anti-Semitic? Hell, even something negative said about Jews in general?

And where in this sub has there ever been holocaust denial? Let alone white supremacy pieces? These are not twisted facts, these are just blatant lies.

[–]doveenigma13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's kind of silly that they would say that. Most of us are here because we love women, and we have these beliefs because they make women happy, even though they are afraid to admit it.

[–]symko 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

Mahatma Gandhi

Almost there Gents, we got this. Oh and Feminazis.......BRING IT!!!

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

Welcome to america, land of free, where you're free to believe anything you want as long as its the popular opinion. I think everyone has the right to believe anything in those categories and not get punished as long as it doesn't cause harm to others

To stay on topic, I don't use anti viruses but if I do I use a lightweight one that doesn't go heil-hitler on the sites I visit. Symantec can go rot, when I had a trial for it back in like 04 I still got viruses left and right, now using a bit more common sense and MB, I don't remember last time I got virus. Probably a profit scheme to get feminazis to purchase their overpriced and hardly-working software

[–]Senior Contributordr_warlock 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Fuck Symantec, it's all about the free AVG

[–]csehszlovakze 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Legal windows comes with free MSE / Windows Defender and so far it's my preferred tool as it won't kill my PC when active (unlike AVG that eats resources on every config I've seen).

[–]my_redpill_account 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Agreed. If you're not retarded you can use MSE/Windows Defender with a malware bytes scan every once in a while. Just don't go to shifty sites.

[–]csehszlovakze 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Lots of shit gets blocked by firefox too (no flash or java plugin, ABP etc.). If I ever download something suspicious (2-3 times a year max) I immediately upload it to virustotal for a quick check. And once in a month we have the malicious software removal tool via windows update.

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

Always concider your computer compromised.

[–]Daily_Dosage_3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

... And this is yet another reason to use a VPN when logging into TRP with a separate reddit account. People do lose their jobs, are added to personal shitlists or terrorist watchlists just because they visited sites such as this one.

I am personally glad that I do not visit this site from the US. Being a straight white male in the US and being concerned with one's identity and personal goals is considered hateful and selfish.

[–]screamingATtrees 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why isn't misandry listed?

Sites like tubecrush.net exist and nobody says fucking shit!

[–]RationalistFaith1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Too late. 100,000+ subscribers and almost everyone here is resourceful and then some. They are knocking at the door of kings, warning for the response and backlash.

[–]PerniciousOne 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Easy, as many people here are computer savy, and people tend to ask them questions about things like antivirus. Just tell them that Symantec is a poor program.

I have told enough people in my company that they will no longer renew Symantec anymore 5000+ machine corporate license, their loss, and their competitors gains.

[–]ChicagoWind88 -1 points-1 points [recovered]

Being a proponent of men's rights is like being proud to be white. It's not trendy, therefore you're a bigoted cunt nugget if you support it...

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