The Red Pill

The Red Pill

DVD - 2017
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Publisher: [El Segundo CA] : Gravitas Ventures, 2017.
Branch Call Number: DVD 305.3 Red
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Additional Contributors: Jaye, Cassie
Gravitas Ventures (Firm)
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.


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VaughanPLDavidB May 13, 2018

The title of this documentary references the 1999 movie, The Matrix, where the hero is given the choice of taking the Blue Pill and continuing to live in his blissful dreamlike state, or taking the Red Pill and seeing the world in its terrible reality. The title clearly shows that award-winning ... Read More »

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Sep 13, 2018

This is a film about the exploration of a Men’s Movement so why should anyone be surprised or disappointed that it does not give equal time for the Feminist Movement? A search of the West Vancouver Library Subject heading for Women’s Rights yields 139 results while a similar search for Men’s Rights yields only 17 results, quite a difference! So I am grateful that the film maker had the enornmous courage to explore this topic. It is not easy to come forward with your true opinion in this angry world. I am really getting tired of so called intelligent progressive people denying others their fundamental freedom of speech. It might help to give people a chance to speak and then if you don’t agree then move on to support what you want to support.

Sep 07, 2018

This is not the even-handed treatment of gender issues it purports to be. It was funded by so-called "men's rights activists", and (not surprisingly) the filmmaker has portrayed them in the most sympathetic possible light. They are nonetheless revolting, and their arguments don't bear serious scrutiny.

I would recommend "The Mask You Live In" for its nuanced, positive, and insightful perspectives on toxic masculinity and its negative effects on men's lives:

This film, not so much.

Aug 07, 2018

about the “Men's rights movement”
from RationalWiki
“Cassie Jaye’s Career Hits a Shameful New Low With Appearance on ‘The Alex Jones Show’”
posted June 19, 2017 by Eyes On The Right

May 13, 2018

Excellent. A well done documentary/social commentary by a young, new film maker.

Definitely worth the time.

Also recommended viewing; Bonanza. Yep! The old 1960's TV show! Real and honest portrayals of what being men is about. Men are men and women are women, clearly defining right and wrong, valuing chivalry, the strong protect the weak, clean language, etc. Great modeling for your kids! You can leave it on your TV with the kids alone in the room and not worry about what they going to see.

VaughanPLDavidB May 13, 2018

The title of this documentary references the 1999 movie, The Matrix, where the hero is given the choice of taking the Blue Pill and continuing to live in his blissful dreamlike state, or taking the Red Pill and seeing the world in its terrible reality. The title clearly shows that award-winning filmmaker Cassie Jay, who now describes herself as a former feminist, has taken the Red Pill and has come to see the world somewhat differently. In making the film she sought to try to understand a group she thought was her enemy, and indeed the enemy of all women: the Men's Rights Movement (MRM). Over the course of making the film she started to take the view that the MRM did not believe that women's rights and issues should be disregarded, but there were issues unique to men that also needed to be discussed, yet are ignored at society's peril. There are many themes covered in this documentary, too many to recount here, but it has a point of view that has been controversial, to the point of the screenings being protested in various parts of the world. I urge you to watch and decide.

Apr 07, 2018

This reminds me of Helen Smith's book Men on Strike - "Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, & the American Dream--& Why It Matters." There's clearly a spectrum from masculinism to feminism & anecdotally it can be explored to create an enlightening documentary. Missing are the root causes of social inequality & solutions to situations that are individually unique & complex. We've got some work to do...

Mar 25, 2018

3 Stars. I enjoyed watching this film. Ultimately yes it did give more viewpoint to the men, but that is sorta the point. We get tons of videos, documentaries and pro-feminist stuff these days, so having a little bit of one video being more male oriented is okay in the world. It doesn't hurt anyone. My main gripe about this other than the fact that all the men when they try to present their views get yelled at is that there really isn't a consensus or plan to it, more of a just here's some stuff going on from men, and I don't know how to take it anymore.

Oct 26, 2017

I didn't know what to expect when I started the film. I thought the filmmaker tried to give both sides a voice in the film. HOWEVER, the men's rights groups were given more camera time than feminists. Also, some statistics mentioned in the film, for example men go to the doctor less often than women, more men die on the job, more men take dangerous jobs like firemen and policemen etc. These things happen because men make that choice. There's no doubt there is room for further discussion. It is clear that all the men fighting for men's rights were wronged by a woman, one man lost custody of his son, another was physically abused, and that's why they have these beliefs. They are bitter and it shows.

Feminists try to censor and block all anti-feminist information. Persnickity77 does not want you to see The Red Pill. But that is why you should. The documentary presents both feminist and anti-feminist perspectives on the issues. Watch The Red Pill and decide for yourself. The maker of the film started the film as a feminist. But, after making the film, she has stated that she is no longer a feminist.

Aug 01, 2017

This is a very disingenuous documentary. It's produced by Mike Cernovich, a known misogynist:

It completely misrepresents feminism. Check out Jackson Katz's "Tough Guise: Violence, Media, & the Crisis in Masculinity" for a more well-rounded investigation into issues that negatively affect men in America.

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