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tnstaec wrote

I would have been the target audience of this Red Pill crap when I was in my teens - early twenties. Luckily it didn't exist then. I had very low self-confidence, was not at all assertive, and had low social skills. Add to that, I wasn't athletic and didn't give a shit about cars, though I was embarrassed about not wearing the trendy clothing brands. I was also raised in a pretty feminist household.

So navigating the dating world was difficult for me. RP has a bit of a point in that assholes do seem to have the competitive advantage in the youth dating culture. But that should be seen as an indictment of a fucked up culture, not of being a (genuinely and not entitled) nice guy.

RP is so appealing to young guys because it freely mixes self-improvement with warped reactionary toxic masculinity. Heck, even a lot of their ideas about self-improvement are just buying into capitalist society's commodity-based "values."