red piller

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From red pill +‎ -er.


red piller (plural red pillers)

  1. (Internet slang) One who believes that society is gynocentric.
    • 2015 June 16, Trijcomm, “Men's rights fanatics defend Iowa mall shooter fired for sexual harassment: It's 'hard to blame him'”, in, Usenet[1]:
      The so-called "red pillers" believe that society favors women over men, disenfranchising them and leaving them subject to laws and societal rules they feel are unjust to their gender.
    • 2015 November 27, Lili Loofbourow, "Jessica Jones: shattering exploration of rape, addiction and control", The Guardian.
      The red pill – while hinting that Simpson might become Nuke in the Marvel universe – seems in this context to function also as an obvious reference to “red pillers”, men’s rights activists who see themselves as proud anti-feminists interested in dominance, traditional gender roles, and the subjugation of women, whose flaws make that subjugation necessary.
    • 2015 December 30, Damian Walter, "Geek male identity has been reduced to Kylo Ren thrashing a computer with his sword - this needs to change", The Independent.
      Instead "red pillers" believe in a shared delusional system in which "Feminazis" and "Social Justice Warriors" have taken over the world.
    • 2016 December 26, Angelina Chapin, "Chapin: Why it’s impossible to reason with the alt-right" , Ottawa Citizen.
      Its members often refer to themselves as “red pillers,” a reference to the Matrix scene in which Keanu Reeve’s character has the choice between taking a blue pill that will keep him in a fantasy world or a red pill that will thrust him into reality.
    • 2017 April 30, Sarah Palermo, "My Turn: In defense of the f-word – how feminism aims to benefit everyone", Concord Monitor.
      Those requirements are apparently daunting to “red pillers.”