The Red Pill: The Truth About Men
The Red Pill
The Red Pill is an award-winning documentary by Cassie Jaye about the Men’s Rights Movement. Jaye originally planned to expose the movement as a hate group, but the more she looked into it and interviewed people about it, she began to see that she did not know the truth. Hence the title.
Watching this outstanding film inspired me to research the subject. Nobody loves women more than I do. My two grandmothers were my favorite persons in the world, and I had ten marvelous aunts who helped rear me since I had a single father dad. I have five younger sisters and four daughters I love. Moreover, I adore my lovely bride.
If you tell the truth about men, the Left gets very hostile and starts shouting about ‘supremacy’ and ‘sexism’ and the dreaded ‘patriarchy.’ Leftists silence any talk about men’s rights and call the very idea of it ‘hate.’ The SPLC has named Men’s Rights a hate movement. Let’s pull back the curtain and look at some facts.
It has always been up to males to defend the home, village, and country from hostile invaders. Men have protected women and children since time began. Men do the dangerous while women seek safety and protection. It is always women and children first. Women have privileged protections men do not.
Men are 13 times more likely to be killed at work than women. Men are four times more likely to commit suicide, and three times more likely to be murdered. 98% of the people who die in war are men. In the Korean War 36,000 American men were killed and two women. In Vietnam, 58,000 men and eight women lost their lives.
Boko Haram kidnapped 300 girls as sex slaves in Nigeria, which rightly caused outrage in Europe and America. However, the 800 men they killed first were never mentioned in the press. The only mention they did get in the news called them 800 people—not 800 men. Fifty-nine boys in the village were burned alive. That fact was generally ignored but if reported it was 59 children killed—not 59 boys.
Men are 50% more likely to be homeless. Men get 63% more prison time as women for the same crime. Men are nine times more likely to be sent to prison.
Men are 60% more likely to die from cancer, but women's cancer (breast, ovarian) gets four times the government spending as men’s cancer (prostate, testicular). The feds have several offices of women’s health but none for men.
The most precious thing to all of us is our life and men die seven years before women in America, on average.
Nobody needs blue-collar American men anymore. They are replaced by legal immigrants, illegal aliens, machines, and outsourcing. The daddy state has usurped their roles as providers and protectors. Men are more apt to self-medicate and far more likely to become drunkards or drug addicts.
Recently, the American Psychological Association declared that “40 years of research” show “traditional masculinity is psychologically harmful” and “a mental disorder.” This is not science. This is the political position of feminism.
Traditional masculinity built Western Civilization, the greatest achievement of the human race. Traditional masculinity created America out of the wilderness—the most astonishing feat in history, and the one that has benefited the most people.
As Ben Shapiro writes in the Daily Wire: “Here’s the truth: men are looking for meaning in a world that tells them that they are perpetuators of discrimination and rape culture; that they are beneficiaries of an overarching, nasty patriarchy; that they are, at best, disposable partners to women rather than protectors of them.
“Giving men purpose requires us to give them purpose as men, not merely as genderless beings. There’s a lot to be said for the idea that our culture has ignored the necessity for men to become gentlemen — but that’s a result of a Left-wing culture that denigrates men, not a traditional masculinity built on the idea that men were born to defend, protect, and build.”
Fathers are Valuable but not Valued
The other big idea the Devil's womyn put forth was that fathers do not matter at all to the wellbeing of children. In this view, men are only useful as ATMs that must pay 18 years of child support or go to prison.
The influence of radical feminism on family courts has made the courts treat men as an enemy. As Phyllis Schlafly said so well, "Fathers are opposed by a big industry of lawyers, psychologists, custody evaluators, domestic violence agitators, and government bureaucrats who make their living denying fathers their fundamental rights."
Fatherless children cause so many social problems for our society, making up the majority of kids who quit school, fail to succeed in today’s competitive job market, or end up in prison. Boys have been hit particularly hard by the family breakdown in recent years.
The social system to support such craziness costs hundreds of billions of dollars per year, which has helped create a national debt we may never be able to pay. Moreover, all of this stupidity has given the Almighty State an excuse to pry into our most private affairs and dominate our lives, as well as, to make a once independent and self-sufficient people dependent on the government teat for its very survival.
Children long to be loved by their mothers and by their fathers. They desire to experience both paternal and maternal love. Scientific research shows that premature babies are more apt to thrive; the more often they are visited by their fathers. A study of black babies finds that the more interaction they have with their fathers, the more intelligent they are at six months old.
First-grade children have higher IQs when their father lives with them. By the third grade, boys raised with their fathers get better grades and score higher on all achievement tests.
Elementary school kids growing up without fathers are absent more often and are less popular. High school students score higher in math and science when their father lives in their home, regardless of the quality of the school. On college entrance exams, students raised by single mothers score far lower.
A daughter raised without her father in the home often yearns for male approval and will seek it through early sexual behavior. Daughters without dads are three times more likely to have a baby as a teenager, and twice as likely to divorce as an adult.
Eighty percent of children under five in psychiatric care have an absent father, as do 65% of the youth in juvenile homes. Ninety percent of runaways have no father present in their lives.
In studies of elementary students, the ones living without dad in the house are about four times more likely to exhibit behavioral problems, and to wet the bed, suffer speech defects, be anxious, depressed, withdrawn, hyperactive, aggressive, hostile, throw tantrums, react poorly to criticism, experience frequent headaches, have more nightmares, and to have been hospitalized.
Ninety percent of arsonists, 80% of rapists, and 73% of murderers grew up homes without fathers.
Having a wife and children is a responsibility that makes men mature. Married men are far more apt to be employed, and earn about $16,000 more per year on average than their single or divorced counterparts. The promises given by a man to a woman in holy matrimony are to bind him to the social institutions of husbandhood and fatherhood.
Men have an innate need for the connection only the family provides. Too many today are isolated and estranged from their children; disconnected from the patterns and satisfactions of family life. As a result, we see a generation of men promised the Playboy Lifestyle of unending frolic, life made for pleasure with no commitments, who end up sad, lonely, and sometimes worse—society's greatest fear: a deviant or criminal man.
Misandry: Feminists Hate Men
Feminists hate men. Feminists have been demonizing men for 50 years. Feminists say there is nothing men can do better than women, but there is plenty men do worse.
Feminists wanted generations of fatherless children because they believed that boys reared without fathers would treat women better. Meaning they would be more feminine. It was feminists who fought and succeeded in changing the word ‘family’ to the word ‘household’ in contemporary political language, or NewSpeak.
The Feminist Movement succeeded in devaluing fathers. That has been devastating for children. The absence of a father is the single most reliable predictor for a whole list of adverse outcomes: low self-esteem, parental alienation, truancy, drug abuse, sexual abuse, and physical abuse.
At a significant feminist conference full of the spewing forth of angry rhetoric, every single speaker was introduced as "Enraged." Here are some quotes from famous feminists. I find it telling that I have never seen any feminist distance herself from these psychotic ramblings:
"I feel that ‘man-hating' is an honorable and viable political act because the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them. We can't destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage.” - Robin Morgan.
“To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he’s a machine, a walking dildo.” - Valerie Solanas.
“Like prostitution, marriage is an institution that is extremely oppressive and dangerous for women. I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig.” - Andrea Dworkin.
“Rape is nothing more or less than a conscious process of intimidation by which all men keep all women in a state of fear.” - Susan Brownmiller.
“The more famous and powerful I get the more power I have to hurt men.” - Sharon Stone.
“The proportion of men must be reduced to and maintained at approximately 10% of the human race.” - Sally Miller Gearhart.
“Men who are unjustly accused of rape can sometimes gain from the experience.” - Catherine Comins.
Boys are Feminized at School
Our schools have indeed been feminized to the advantage of girls. Boys find it harder to sit still and listen to the teacher talk, but this is right up a girl’s alley. Hardly any girls are diagnosed as hyperactive and put on medication for it.
One of the planks of Feminism was to work through the government schools to feminize boys. It has worked. Young men were 20% physically stronger thirty years ago. In fact, their moms were as strong thirty years ago as young men are today. It takes the average boy ninety seconds longer to run a mile as it did in 1985.
Boys are nine times more likely to be suspended or expelled from school. Drop-out rates in high school run four-to-one male. Only 38% of college students today are male.
Boys are nine times more likely to be put on Ritalin. It appears Ritalin lowers testosterone and stunts growth. It may cause adult men to suffer low libido and impotence. It seems to produce men with less body hair, low energy, less masculinity—more feminine men.
As Erielle Davidson writes in The Federalist: “The crisis of masculinity may be exacerbated by such public shaming of masculinity—rapidly dropping testosterone levels from generation to generation. Over the past 30 years, men’s testosterone levels have been steadily decreasing.
“But why should we care about declining testosterone levels? For men themselves, decreasing testosterone levels can result in reduced sex drive, reduced fertility, lower muscle mass, increased body fat, reduced memory, mood swings, and increased risk of osteoporosis, to name just a few side effects.
“Some scientists suggest that the dropping testosterone levels may be closely related to and contributing to reduced sperm counts, which have also been steadily decreasing over the last 40 years (a precipitous drop of 59 percent between 1973 to 2011).”
As a renowned epidemiologist, Dr. Hagai Levine emphasized in Newsweek, “Reproduction may be the most important function of any species, and something is very wrong with men.”
The most famous study of testosterone levels found that the level of testosterone in men has dropped 1% per year since 1987.
Feminists describe domestic violence as “wife beating,” which obscures reality. The fact is that married women are far less likely to be abused by a man than single, divorced, or cohabitating women. So it ought to be called “non-wife beating.”
Contrary to feminist doctrine, getting married dramatically reduces the likelihood that a woman will be the victim of any type of crime. Moreover, lesbian battering is more common than heterosexual battering.
There are 700,000 false charges made by women against men every year for domestic violence. They result in restraining orders blocking men from their homes and their children. Do the women get in trouble for lying about it? No.
In 43% of domestic violence incidences, men are the victims. There are 2,000 shelters for women, 1 for men. Our society completely neglects male victims and excuses female perpetrators of abuse.
According to a study on intimate partner violence conducted by scientists at the CDC, published in the Journal of Public Health, 70% of all violence in relationships is committed by women.
False Rape Charges
At American universities, there are 400 different Women's Studies Programs and zero Men’s Studies. Women’s Studies falsely claim that only 2% of rape accusations are false charges, a percentage invented out of thin air by the radical, godless, militant feminist Susan Brownmiller decades ago, and parroted every since by our universities and media.
The real number is likely around 25%! FAR higher than false reports of any other felony. Rarely do any women ever get into trouble for false rape allegations. There is no doubt that jealous or spiteful women have incarcerated millions of innocent men.
A US Air Force study found that 33% of rape allegations were false. A study in 1994 by E.J. Kanin found that 41% were fake.
One out of 23 American women have either been raped or been the victim of a rape attempt, but the media reports—and women surveyed believe—1 in 4 have. That is a phony number made up out of thin air by feminists.
Family Court: A Nightmare for Men
Half of all civil litigation cases in America involve divorce and child custody. These cases are usually acrimonious. Moreover, they employ an army of lawyers, judges, psychologists, counselors, mediators, social workers, and child support enforcement agents. The enemy of this army is the father. He is conquered and shuttled aside. Divorce usually means that fathers, in one way or another, are alienated from their children.
Family Court has become a nightmare for men. The female has every advantage. Men get the short shrift on custody, visitation, and child support.
In many states, men have been forced—under threat of prison—to pay child support for children who are not even theirs. In many states, husbands have no right to demand a paternity test at all. We might be talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars over 18 years paid to an adulterous wife.
There are men currently paying child support for children they can prove are not theirs. Some are in jail. One Texas man is paying child support for five boys who are not his.
It is no wonder many young men are hesitant to get married in the first place after observing what their fathers have been put through by family courts. When men don't get married, society suffers, as it is well known the presence of a child's father in its home is the single most significant determinant of their future.
The essayist Kay Hymowitz observes, "The Single Young Male is putting off traditional markers of adulthood—one wife, two kids, three bathrooms—not because he’s immature but because he’s angry. He’s angry because he thinks that young women are dishonest, self-involved, slutty, manipulative, shallow, controlling, and gold digging. He’s angry because he thinks that the culture disses all things male. He’s angry because he thinks that marriage these days is a raw deal for men."
Women file for 70% of all divorces. Why not? If a woman has found another lover, she has nothing to lose and everything to gain. She trains her child right away to call the new man Daddy. She may marry the new fellow. Small consolation to a father, since it is well known that stepfathers commit ten times the physical abuse and sexual abuse on children than natural fathers. How can a father stop this from happening? He can't. He is helpless to protect his children.
As Stephen Baskerville notes: "It is difficult to believe that judges are not aware that the most dangerous environment for children is precisely the single-parent homes they create when they remove fathers in custody proceedings. They have no hesitation in removing them, secure in the knowledge that they will never be held accountable for any harm that may come to the children. On the contrary, if they do not remove the fathers, they may be punished by the bar associations and social work bureaucracies whose funding depends on a constant supply of abused children.
"No-fault divorce allowed a mother to divorce her husband for any reason or no reason and to take the children with her. Child support took the process a step further by allowing the divorcing mother to use the now-fatherless children to claim her husband's income—also regardless of any fault on her part (or lack of fault on his) in abrogating the marriage agreement. It is collected at gunpoint if necessary, and nonpayment means incarceration without trial."
False Claims of Child Abuse
Seventy-five percent of child sex abuse claims made by women against fathers during divorce or child custody proceedings are false. Do they get in trouble? No. However, the men are presumed guilty until proven innocent. To “err on the side of safety.” Countless innocent men languish in prison.
Billions are spent investigating phony child abuse charges made by vindictive women against innocent men. There are 7600 reports of men abusing children every day, but only 400 prove to be true – in our country of 320,000,000 people.
A tiny proportion of sexual abuse is committed by natural fathers, though feminists use statistics to lump them in with boyfriends and stepfathers to make it appear that incest is widespread amongst them all.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, “Children of single parents had a 77% greater risk of being harmed by physical abuse, an 87% greater risk of being harmed by physical neglect, and an 80% greater risk of suffering serious injury or harm from abuse or neglect than children living with both parents.”
Reproductive Rights for Men
Biological fathers have no say over their parental destiny. There are no men’s reproductive rights.
Fathers of babies—who are their natural heirs to carry on their genes and bloodline through the centuries—have no say in their extermination. In other words, if a child is killed, it is none of a man's business—but if a child is born, it becomes the man's business in the form of child support.
In one survey, 90% of married women, and 67% of unmarried women say that a man should have a say about the annihilation of his child. Seventy-two percent of men agree. Fifty-seven percent of married women felt men should have veto power over the abortion of their offspring.
Why should it be all pay and no say for men? The unborn child shares half its genes with its father. The father of the child does not have to give his permission for the slaying to be committed. Only the mother can either kill the baby or have it and force the father to pay for it for twenty years.
The forgotten victims of abortion are the fathers of the dead babies. Liberals have told me a million times that abortion is none of a man's business—even when the baby slated for death is his own progeny. But what about taxation without representation?
If the mother decides to let the child live, the father will be on the hook for twenty years worth of state-ordered support. Why would he not have any say in the decision? Feminists fought against laws that require a married woman to notify—not get approval from—the father of the child that it exists and will be or has been executed.