Well folks, as 2013 wraps up this has been a helluva ride. Our little experiment that /u/pk_atheist put together has grown to 28,000 members in a little over a year with no sign of slowing down, and easily one of the most active subs on all of Reddit for its size. Most of us had nowhere to go. We knew the popular social narrative regarding dating was horseshit, but every time we said anything about it we were met with vitriol and shaming tactics trying to keep us in line like good little drones. A few of us got ourselves banned from every major gender based sub and decided enough was enough. Enter /r/TheRedPill
While you're all nursing hangovers I wanted to take a minute to discuss our philosophy as a whole, and the direction we want to take for 2014. Just as Reddit is the "front page of the internet" /r/TheRedPill has become a major "front page of the manosphere" We are now a major hub for all manosphere related activity. Every single prominent blogger is linked here, browses here, and has done an AMA. We have an extremely active community and it is only going to get bigger. As that happens the mod staff refuses to let our signal weaken. We will not have our message softened by anyone.
What is The Red Pill?
A loose and highly debated collection of frameworks that describe sexual dynamics between men and women. In short, it is purely information. What each person decides to do with this information is up to them. Remember, sexual strategy is amoral. You decide what you want to do and how you want to go about doing it. You are responsible for your overall happiness, and all consequences of your actions. We're here to provide and discuss the framework.
What is a sexual strategy?
Simply put, it is being honest with yourself about what you want from the opposite sex and putting together a realistic plan to go after it. For our purposes this is broken down into three main groups: MGTOW, Plate spinning, and Girlfriend game.
Taken from: http://www.mgtow.com/
Level 1: Situational awareness
This level includes men who are aware of the realities that face them in society, and yet deem the risks acceptable to have a go at playing the game...
Level 2: Rejection of long-term relationships
Man who rejects all form of long-term personal relationships with women, including but not limited to marriage, cohabitation of any sort which might be classified as common-law marriage, picking up for a single mother's children, or any action which might be used in court to turn him into her legal indentured servant...
Level 3: Rejection of short-term relationships
Man who rejects all form of personal relationships with women, including dating, one-night stands, friendships, etc. Any contact with unfamiliar women is kept strictly professional and at a minimum...
Level 4: Economic disengagement
Man who refuses to produce more than is strictly necessary for his individual survival. He will limit actions that are punished by taxation without jeopardizing his way of life and acceptable standard of living...
Obviously Level 1 is great, and something we here at TRP agree with, but everything after that is debatable. Level 2 does not include relationships, which are a valid sexual strategy, and Level 3 does not include Plates, also a valid sexual strategy. If you can find happiness within this framework, knock yourself out, but the meat of TRP will be focusing on Plates/Girlfriend game. Being the pragmatic bunch we are at TRP I honestly want to thank all of you MGTOW out there. By opting out of dating and society altogether you help drive down the value of pussy by no longer validating women, and you're less competition for those of us who pursue one of the other two strategies. Blaze a trail, gentlemen.
Otherwise known as a "Soft Harem" and a personal favorite of mine. This is basically "dating" multiple women at once without commitment. Most of us here will tell you flat out that honesty is the best policy. Let the women know you are not available for exclusivity now, or at any point in the future. TRP does not condone cheating or lying to women. If you tell a woman you're exclusive and then fuck around on her I have no problem calling you a shithead. Don't do that, it creates feminists and other terrible types of women.
Start at "Plate Theory" and work your way up. This is a gold mine for how to spin up your own Soft Harem. You'll have to master game and have your frame locked up real tight because this is trial by fire. Always entertaining, rather exhausting, but if you play it just right you can find short and sometimes long term happiness.
Not exactly something we're known for, but I think there is enough demand that it is relevant. Women worth giving your commitment to are rare. So rare in fact we call them Unicorns, and you can consider this TRP on hard mode. Maintaining attraction and frame for one night isn't that hard once you've had some success and internalized game. Maintaining it throughout the course of a long term relationship is another beast altogether. This is content we haven't discussed much in the past so we are looking to the community to drive it. If it is something you're interested in start making theory posts. Mate selection, maintaining frame, Captain/First Mate dynamics, etc. We aim to be the premiere hub for all things RP related, and ignoring relationships because they aren't "True RP" is ignorant. Which leads us into the next section...
Straw Red Pill
This is when RP theories become caricatures of themselves. "Bitter friendzoned neckbeard MGTOW" or "Sociopath Patrick Bateman Dark Triad alpha bro" Now, normally I'd quote GoT "Lions, sheep, etc." but we need to avoid doing this to ourselves regardless of what outsiders think. The RP community is small, and we seem to only want to divide ourselves further over which sexual strategy is the "best." Personally, I think this is fucking dumb. The career players call the guys who want a girlfriend "still beta," while the MGTOW call the players "slaves to pussy." Its all bullshit and it needs to stop. Your strategy is your own to decide, and that doesn't make it objectively better than any of the others. Here in TRP our community is built of ALL THREE sexual strategies. If you don't want to support all three then head on over to the Roosh, MMSL, or MGTOW forums so you can join in on the masturbatory nonsense.
RPS also had a good point about Alpha and Beta. Guys, listen, they aren't binary, they are spectrums, and all of us have both.
"Occasionally I see conversations regarding "real alpha" comparing two users in a similar context to:
"You're not a real alpha. A real alpha does this.."
"I am a real alpha.. I do this!"
"This board has been invaded by betas!"
Just wanted to make a note that this is basically stupid and for fucks sake drop that shit.
Stop labeling each other alphas and betas, they're terms we use to classify particular behaviors and help demonstrate good versus bad behavior. Nobody is intrinsically an "alpha," some people just have more alpha traits than others. Stick to constructive criticism and drop the stupid out-alpha talk. It's not seddit folks, this conversation has become a caricature of itself.
If somebody is making stupid mistakes, correct them, but don't get into a stupid fight about who's alpha and who isn't.
Furthermore, of course there are people with beta tendencies here. How the fuck do you expect them to learn?
And a note to people who are new here or have overwhelmingly beta traits and don't get it: lurk a bit. Pay special attention to Endorsed Contributors. If you keep giving terrible advice when you don't know jack shit, I might just make a new user flair: Continuous Blue Balls or something."
It will be business as usual except on a bigger scale. You will see a few new additions to the moderator staff in the very near future, as well as more emphasis on specific sexual strategy discussion. We're big enough and have enough moderation that the pathetic radfem trolls do not even make a dent anymore. RPS has been kind enough to start working on "Plate" and "Girlfriend/LTR game" link flair to help categorize the new content.
We're the boggieman of Reddit, and I like that infamy, but when new people show up and actually stay for a minute I want us to be the authority on all things related to sexual strategy. Help us really flesh out these concepts and maintain our position as a major hub of the manosphere.