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The Red Pill
A Feminist's Journey Into the Men's Rights Movement

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Renee

We live in a patriarchal world in which women and girls have been subjugated for 10,000 years.

This film is a con job like "equity feminism."

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Madeleine

Cassie did well to try to cover a few angles of some very complicated issues, and it was refreshing to scrutinise feminism for a change and hear out some of the MRA speakers. I believe they have some very valid causes worth fighting for.
The film could have been better:
a) without ...Read more

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John

Well done. I like how the director just lets people talk. You can make up your own mind from what you see and hear. Some give you facts and data and others only their opinion.

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Lydia

Serious feminists simultaneously care about mens' and boys' issues while acknowledging that the social structures that give rise to these issues are all a product of patriarchy (not feminism). Jaye does not give this key point any serious attention and her illustration of feminism is ...Read more

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Renee

Thank you for this important information.

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Kristina

A quick Twitter search of Cassie Jaye reveals that she is in the same intellectual, right-wing camp as Glenn Beck (see Twitter). This is an extremely shallow, naive and intellectually dishonest representation of feminism that crosses the line into propaganda territory.

To begin, the ...Read more

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Paul

I feel like we didn't watch the same movie--Did you even watch it? Are there any points to address that was discussed IN the movie you can counter-argue?

In other words, do you have anything substantive to say about the film?

Or are you just, trying to make sure other people ...Read more

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Isak

Awful film. One-sided, unethical, and deliberately misleading at worst, a poorly researched flick by an incompetent director at best.

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Darryn

I just watched the Documentary and I cannot agree with your assessment that this was one sided or poorly researched. The narrator/researcher was a self proclaimed feminist who reserved her judgement to learn. She acknowledged her own bias and set it aside so she can learn about the ...Read more

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Kristina

This group is identified as a hate group because of it's use of "The Red Pill" as a search term that leads users to fringe websites on reddit, 4chan and 8chan. This is what is known as a "dog whistle" and there are many kinds of subversive symbols and search terms that lead to websites that ...Read more

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CocoNUTing

nice copy/paste

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Celina

Beautiful! I wish that the circumcision problem would have been discussed a little more in depth. Other than that, this doc was right on. All you men out there who are suffering from inequality, please remember there are women out there who care, I care! I will teach my daughters to as well!

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Edward

I admire Cassie Jaye's willingness to examine the men's right's movement. Yet, the theme of this documentary of comparing men's rights and women's rights misses the main point. The identity politics of gender issues is simply another divide and rule paradigm that keeps workers distracted ...Read more

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Darryn

I agree with you with regard to who the real oppressors are. Who benefits most when men and women with limited or no wealth are at odds with each other; When they cannot come together to make meaningful change? It isn't simply men as a demographic. Its wealthy white men and those they ...Read more

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Luke

Awesome film. Cassie Jaye uncovers the putrefying core of modern feminism, and the hatred, discrimination, and social/familial division that it promotes.

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Daniel

As a counselor, I find it really important to confront my own bias and understand points of view that I do not agree with. I am glad this documentary was available after seeing Cassie Jaye's ted talk. I find that decreasing the us verses them mentality to be really important to my training as ...Read more

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Saul

This is propaganda that doesn't hold up to any level of scrutiny.

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Danielle

Makes some very valid and interesting points, but overall quite disappointing - very selective and one-sided in the presentation of the issues. I like what a self-proclaimed feminist man says early in the movie: everyone suffers, but suffering is not the same as oppression. Of course there ...Read more

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Paul

I think you missed the key point of the movie. Its not that men suffer more than women, its that we suffer the same amounts. But we arent given the same amount of compassion in society as women are given--and thats what MRAs seek to address.

So, why is it that MRAs are demonized?

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Cathy

Really disappointed with this film. It is ONLY looked at from a middle class white American perspective. I realise the filmaker is part of this perspective, but couldn't she have looked at the MRM worldwide? So sick of Yank Documentaries. FFS!

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Chase

The infamous status of this documentary is not surprising. Indeed a worthy topic of examination, Jaye provides a biased but polished look into the strange world of Men's Rights Activism.

After sitting with this for a few days, I am left surprised by how these men have replicated the ...Read more

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Maysam

This is a must see. It deserves a much higher rating. Its rating is rather low because it makes the viewer to go out of the taken-for-granted comfort zone. Yes, it is much easier to denounce a documentary than going out of your comfort zone.

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TS

Ethically bankrupt. It was funded in part by Men's Rights Activists, the group she is investigating.

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VinceProfessor

Movies are not the right places to learn important things. If you really want to know what is wrong with modern feminism, as opposed to the traditional one, read a book by Warren Farrell. The Myth of Male Power is a good one. Why Men Are the Way They Are is a Classic. If you have to read a ...Read more

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Steven

"Movies are not the right place to learn important things."
LOL what a jokester

Seriously though, why we gotta discriminate between different mediums? Even games can be documentaries. Ain't no difference between a documentary and any written nonfiction work.

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Stephanie

i got 2/3's of the way through the doco and couldn't watch any more.
the doco is so poorly researched and seriously fudges statistics. completely missing the important fact that domestic violence is about power and control. the following in a useful critique of the claims made in this ...Read more

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Darryn

Hi Stephanie, Thank you for sharing this link. I think it adds a deeper dimension to one of the stats that the MRA lifted. I think it adds to the dialogue that this documentary appears to be trying to facilitate. I encourage you to finish the film. The ending has some really helpful ...Read more

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Frank

A great documentary that shows the other side of the coin. Equality between the sexes is complex and this documentary highlights it thoughtfully, looking at it from the perspective of men. A forgotten story that is timely and needs telling in a world of polarizing ideologies. Watching ...Read more

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Rachel

This is such a bad Documentary! It's so poorly researched! I really don't recommend it. I think Cassie Jaye should be profoundly embaressed by her skimming of the surface of gender inequality and having the nerve to present it. WHO FUNDED THIS GARBAGE? Seriously upsetting to watch. Also ...Read more

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Madeleine

Indeed, bad bad music. Lost credibility as i couldn't take anyone seriously while the music was on.
Disappointing because I actually found it a refreshing concept and want it to be done properly

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TS

It was funded in part by Men's Rights Activists, the very people she was supposed to be investigating. Which explains a lot.

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R

Really enjoyed the content, the organization, the dialects, and the director's honesty with herself. These men are finding themselves in the same position as religious communities, the decent ones are getting lumped in with the radical ones.

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Maddie

The problem with this is that feminism aims to change the way that society is structured via gender roles to solve both women's issues and men's issues. Men commit suicide more often because they feel they can't express themselves to others because women are seen as emotional and being like ...Read more

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Eric

Women claiming to know what's best for men is just as bad as the reverse.

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Code

^ Exactly. Can't we all just get along already?

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Connor

Not surprised to see Mike Cernovich's name in the credits

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Ravi

Good documentary. Radical feminism is evil.

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John

'Men's Rights..?' What bunch of wimps would cry for the need for "Men's Rights"?

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Greg

Are you related to Don Cherry?

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Ronald

Very informative. I enjoyed it

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mr

..still don't care

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James

This film portrays itself as a balanced documentary, however, it is thinly veiled promotional material for the harmful and empirically incorrect positions of the "men's rights movement". Jaye presents highly selected arguments from misogynistic writers and web personalities without ...Read more

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Kaylin

This is good.

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Megan

Paul Elam has issues alright, he's a deadbeat dad. His daughter connected with him as an adult and shortly found herself paying his bills for him. If you want to fork out 118 minutes of your time because you need to prove to yourself that you are open-minded and can see "the world from the ...Read more

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Laura

This film is worth watching. Are there anecdote fallacies? Yeah, some. Still some men do end up having bad things done to them by bad women, like some women end up having bad things done to them by bad men. And we can refer to bad people without connecting badness to all women or men.

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Leslie

Very worthwhile watching with an open mind. Some of the speakers are absolutely infuriating - but you can pace yourself and watch in small bursts, if necessary! I admire the director for grappling with all sides of these issues so honestly. There is something here to make any viewer, on any ...Read more

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p

Totally bizzare. Opens with a bunch of articles seemingly from MRA sites on how it's ok if not necessary to be violent to women, then pivots to how right MRAs are right about everything, but never revisits these articles. It talks about how men are killed in war, never who is doing the ...Read more

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Joe

It was strange to start the documentary with that and never address it, since only one article was brought back up (the "Smash a Violent Bitch" one) here's the others:

"When is it OK to Punch Your Wife?" Read more

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Troy

the level of whiteness in this documentary is unconscionable. literally every person is white.

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John

Simply not true. Watch the film.