The Red Pill is a documentary about the need for a Men’s Rights Movement written and directed by Cassie Jaye, a feminist who spent three years exploring how the other half live. She discovers that the Men’s Right’s Movement is really needed, and some men’s lives are not at all what people tend to think of in this society.
In The Red Pill, Cassie Jaye discovered through three years of intensive research and investigation that men’s rights are needed, and they too suffer injustice. The Huffington Post says in a rare review of The Red Pill that the documentary is fair to all sides.
“[The Red Pill] displaying the heartfelt complexities of men and boys issues faced today, The Red Pill skillfully presents a compassionate and reasonable look into a subject.”
The Red Pill is about opening a dialog between feminists and men’s rights proponents. There is quite a bit of conflicting information presented in an extremely fair way, but in the end how much of The Red Pill one swallows is up to the viewer.
The Men’s Rights Movement is in response to a paradigm shift in the values that kept women dis-empowered for centuries, really since time began. What people don’t realize is that men had to carry a tremendous weight of responsibility in exchange for very little authority in most cases, and that is still true today.
Certainly, in the past, almost all leaders were men, but also in the past as well as the present, some of the most difficult, strenuous, and dangerous jobs are done by men often for low wages and very little appreciation or acknowledgment.
There is a reason why when the first few women entered the police force, the phrase policeman has become so engrained no one knew what to call the women who did the same jobs. Men always protected cities as law enforcement until the last half dozen decades. There were also postmen, garbage men, repairmen, longshoremen, linemen, and fishermen. None of these are glamorous jobs that guarantee authority and respect, but they have to be done. It is usually men that do these jobs.
As Camille Paglia explains in the video below, women have benefitted from men’s work both as the creators and leaders of civilization and also as the male workers who continue to keep world safe and in good repair. Some women do these jobs as well, but the majority of these traditional male jobholders are still men.
Certain myths exist on both sides of the male vs. female equation. Some think women cannot abuse men. This is simply not true. Battered men exist and they are often not taken seriously, there are no shelters for them and virtually no help. Women can also abuse power in the workplace just like men. Is it possible that the greatest differences between men and women are not intrinsic but cultural?
As William Shatner pointed out on Twitter, “misogyny exists” but “misandry does, too.” Read more about what William Shatner has to say about men’s rights in the Inquisitr.
Neither misogyny nor misandry is the answer, and that is the problem with the current feminist movement. Replacing misogyny with misandry solves nothing, not even for women.
The latest feminist movement seems to be demonizing men, and that isn’t fair either as Camille Paglia points out in the video below. Paglia is an old school feminist who believes in empowerment and equality for both men and women.
Critics of The Red Pill are only perpetuating misandry while condemning misogyny. Most people really feel neither a hatred for men nor women, which is what those two words mean. It’s only the frustrations of life in a changing world that lead people to blame the other gender.
For a society that perpetually condemns hate, there certainly seems to be quite a bit of verbal hate phrases directed at men by the PC and feminist movements. It is unfair to blame men who have no more control over the world than women.
The New Statesmen condemns The Red Pill organization, though not necessarily the film. This group is reportedly spreading misogyny which again helps no one, any more than replacing misogyny with misandry.
The truth is that people are just people, regardless of gender. When they get a lot of power they can become corrupt. When they are overworked and tired, they can become grouchy and demanding, and when the world is unfair to them, they fight back where they can. That has nothing to do with gender and everything to do with being human.
Men and women need to work together and they should have equal rights, just as the first feminists worked so hard to achieve. It’s time to open an honest dialog between men and women.
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Men’s rights and women’s rights really just amount to human rights, and The Red Pill does shed light on the fact men are people too.
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