My first time meeting a redpilled man was in college. He was extremely insecure but he loved dominating others in discussion and saying offensive things to his female classmates while framing it as "a joke". He also loved bullying women who didn't abide by regular caricatures of femininity. He regularly posted antifeminist quotes/jokes on his social media.
He didn't attend lectures made by women and always attended ones taught by men. He tried negging me multiple times and told me once "You can't negotiate Attraction" (Eww) After I told him that I wanted a partner who has similar views on life like me.
Long story short, I blocked him off social media and stopped talking to him because his toxicity got way out of hand. At that time, I thought I was sensitive and making a big deal out of it. However, now I realize that I did the right thing and that I wouldn't waste a breath while interacting with a man who I suspect believes in that bullshit.
I would appreciate it if you could share your thoughts on your impression about these men in the past vs the view you have of them now.
Edit: I acknowledge that "redpilled" could mean being enlightened to the truth of reality, which is unrelated to the manosphere, but here I used it to signify a man who follows and believes in harmful and sexist stereotypes about women and men alike and who engages in behavior encouraged by the "redpill" community made for men.
Edit: This the first time my post blew up! Thank you so much for the awards and comments!
Edit Some of your stories may describe men who are misogynistic and who do not consider themselves as "redpillers". However, your stories are welcomed as there is a great overlap between misogyny and manosphere redpill.
That’s the actual quote. I’m still pissed as hell but maybe I went too far here.
My brother and I are both late 30s. We get along fine most of the time, but my brother doesn’t do well in a lot of social situations. He says things that are inappropriate, gets overly opinionated, yells a lot etc. He just doesn’t seem to understand tact or when to let things go in a casual conversation.
Our wives are best friends. They talk almost everyday on FaceTime.
My wife is an ex model/actress (local) and very good with makeup. She’s in her mid 30’s, we have 3 kids and she doesn’t wear much makeup anymore - but she got some as a gift for Christmas and decided she wanted to get more. Apparently she’s been buying cheap stuff and she wanted to splurge on some good shit.
Anyway, she’s been testing it all out over the last month, buying more here and there and doing these crazy eyeshadow things - honestly I don’t know what I’m talking about. She looks great all the time. She’s gorgeous without makeup. She’s really talented with it though and she’s having a lot of fun. I tease her a little since she works from home and she’s wearing pajamas but her makeup looks like she’s at a nightclub. I think it’s cute and funny.
My brother thinks she’s doing it because she’s cheating or she wants to cheat. He called me this morning to say he’s concerned because he’s seen her on FaceTime and he’s decided she must be posting pictures or sending pics to some dude or multiple dudes. I tried to blow it off and explain that it wasn’t that way, but he got more aggressive about it so I ended up yelling at him and shouting the insecure testicle man baby thing.
He’s being ridiculous and needs to mind his own business. But I think I might be the asshole for blowing up and name calling when he’s probably well intentioned.
I want to add too (my mom and brother both asked, maybe other people will): No, I haven’t asked my wife why she’s recently starting wearing more makeup and I’m not going to because I think asking is fucking rude.
She’s spending her money on stuff for her face and it’s a creative hobby. I’m not going to be the dick that ruins someone’s creative outlet by asking them to justify it or by insinuating there’s a sinister motive behind it. It makes her happy so I assume that’s why she’s doing it. Asking why is dumb and insulting in my opinion.