The Red Pill – A new documentary explores the Men’s Rights Movement

Cassie Jaye - The Red Pill

Cannes award-winning documentary filmmaker Cassie Jaye (Daddy I Do) has traveled the country documenting members of the controversial, mostly online, group The Men’s Rights Movement or MRAs for her feature documentary The Red Pill.

Heralding Alice’s fall down the “rabbit hole”, the feminist filmmaker follows the MRAs to protests, sits with them in their homes and delves into issues such as circumcision, abortion, incarceration, suicide, father’s rights and birth control, to name a few. She also interviews leading feminists for the other side’s take on gender politics.The journey makes Jaye question her own beliefs.

Cassie says, “I’m very excited to start sharing my third feature documentary “The Red Pill” with the world, but we still need to raise finishing funds. I hope you’ll support our Kickstarter campaign and help spread the word!”

While VERY pregnant, I was interviewed for The Red Pill, representing the “feminist” half of this groundbreaking new film. Hearing some of the unique perspectives of men I’d never met, and engaging in an hours-long conversation with Jaye made me reexamine a lot of my own longstanding feminist beliefs, and further embrace my life’s mission statement: to attain unity with men and more compassion for all beings. It raised questions I still don’t have answers to, and personally — I can’t wait to see the film in its entirety!

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Comments (21)

  1. Maria

    Men, want to be equal to women? Kitchen, shaved legs, make up and nice little dresses – all waiting for you

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    1. Steven

      you sure did a good job of making your life sound like anything other than that of utter privilege. Lifes problems like leg shaving and cooking, I don’t know how you cope.

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  2. Gabe

    I just wanted to say I appreciate the fact that some people like you exist who can look at something they might disagree with objectively and with such an open mind. I am doing everything I can to encourage people to give towards this kickstarter in hopes this documentary will get its release.

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  3. Eve Libertone

    I was interviewed for the film as well but don’t know if she used any footage (and maybe wouldn’t want he too as who knows if it sounded good!). I support MRAs/MHRM and sometimes identify as one. I always thought of myself as a feminist and but don’t anymore. The hardest thing was for me to separate out the ideology and worldview of feminism in general and the rights and needs of women and girls. I support human rights and rights for animals and nature as well. Since men have been seen as the “evil doers” and blamed for just about everything “bad” in the world I think it’s important to focus attention on their pain, grievances, injustices, issues and challenges and to really treat them as just as valuable as women and girls. These issues are complex, history is complex, things are different in each culture and there is different sides and perspectives of these issues but it’s important not to see them as black and white. Men and boys are human and deserve to be treated with love, appreciation, respect, trust and given support when needed.

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    1. Darrah

      Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Eve.

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    2. Valentine

      Thank you, and be well.

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  4. Rik

    Why would a documentary about the men’s rights movement be called this? Red pill and the MRM are two incredibly different things. Yes, there may be some overlap, it’s certainly possible to be both, but you can also easily be one and not the other. Surely at some point during the making of this documentary she would have realised that? Or is this less of a well researched documentary and more of an ill-informed opinion piece?

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    1. darrahde (Post author)

      Hi Rik,

      If you visit The Red Pill’s Twitter page, the second post from the top explains the movie’s title.

      Here’s the link: https://twitter.com/redpillmovie

      Cheers,
      Darrah

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    2. Tim Shepard

      In what way are Red Pill and MRM different? I cannot conceive how you could make such a statement. Here’s the Wikipedia entry on Red Pill.

      The term “red pill” is frequently used by people in the men’s rights movement as a metaphor for the specific moment when they come to the belief that the gender roles they are expected to conform to, are intended to benefit women, not themselves.

      This is what most MRA’s understand Red Pill to mean. Where are you getting your information?

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      1. ChandraSekhar

        Many communities on the Web use this metaphor. See for yourself.
        UFO, 9/11 Truth, New World Order, Gay Agenda, …
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hL1J8nFHWg

        But nobody uses the metaphor as an identification mechanism (except for that SubReddit). Thats because the metaphor is just representative of “seeing some aspect of the world in a way totally different from what rest would have you believe”.

        There are many loons using the redpill metaphor, and the MRM most certainly does not want to imply any ties to those loons. I hope Cassie reconsiders the title.

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    3. Sig

      Red Pill isn’t defined by the /r/theredpil .

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  5. Scruffykitty

    “Hearing some of the unique perspectives of men I’d never met, and engaging in an hours-long conversation with Jaye made me reexamine a lot of my own longstanding feminist beliefs, and further embrace my life’s mission statement: to attain unity with men and more compassion for all beings. It raised questions I still don’t have answers to, and personally — I can’t wait to see the film in its entirety!”

    Congratulations for actually listening for a point of view that differs from your own instead of immediately assuming people with a different worldview are “virgin losers” or “they just hate women” or “just like neo-nazis”.

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    1. Scruffykitty

      Eep, hit post comment by accident too early. I keep hearing about, as a white man, I am privileged, and keep being told that I run the world- as someone who is Jewish, this is tiresome and awfully familiar: https://archive.is/vvfJv

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      1. Darrah

        Thanks for the compliment, Scruffykitty. smile

        Oh, I bet conversations around privilege as a Jewish man are complicated. I’m not a fan of those conversations in general but I’m told that’s because I have privileges as a white person/woman. Maybe they’re right. Honestly, I just find that privilege convos become a pissing contest over who is more victimized by society. I don’t want pity or to feel like a victim at all in my life. I think it makes you weaker as a person. Sympathy/empathy are inherent to connection, though, and I strive to be more receptive and more of a giver in those areas.

        Hope that all makes sense!

        I’m completely new to having conversations around “men’s rights” so I’m treading carefully. Thanks to you and others who’ve commented for being kind.

        XoX

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        1. Scruffykitty

          “Honestly, I just find that privilege convos become a pissing contest over who is more victimized by society.”

          And an excuse for bigotry. “These people have oppressed us for years, now turnabout is fair play.”

          “I’m completely new to having conversations around “men’s rights” so I’m treading carefully. Thanks to you and others who’ve commented for being kind.

          XoX”

          Aww, well, thank you too. Here, have a kitty: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B69ftv2CMAEHsBJ.jpg

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        2. Janko Grahovac

          >I’m completely new to having conversations around “men’s rights” so I’m treading carefully.

          You will likely soon learn that most of the men’s rights people aren’t the easily offended type.

          You don’t need to “tread carefully”. By all means, ask the tough questions and anything you’d think would be “un-PC” in a men’s rights circle.

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          1. Darrah

            Thank you! [She exhales.] ????

          2. Darrah

            Oops! That was supposed to be a happy face emoji, not question marks. ;)

  6. Doug

    “and further embrace my life’s mission statement: to attain unity with men and more compassion for all beings.”…..I bet you have never said this phrase in you life before….as a feminist you would have shrieked “equality for women!” …..It’s only now you are starting to understand that equality means women giving up privileges and accepting responsibilities.

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    1. Darrah de jour

      Hi there,

      Thanks for reading my blog post. smile I’m not a stereotypical anything, so yes, I’ve been aware of my spiritual desire to feel compassion, empathy and connection with all beings for a long time. smile

      Though, I loved talking with Cassie, and listening to some of the MRAs talking points. It was surely food for thought (and continues to be!) You’re right in that my compassion for and desire to unite with men is stronger now. I’m unsure the best way for the world as a whole to achieve this — but I’m certain it needs to be done with open lines of communication, no matter how difficult at times, and also care and gentleness. One person at a time.

      I’m looking forward to seeing the film in its entirety and continuing to evolve in my own philosophies!

      Thanks again for reading, Doug!

      XoX

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  7. Michael Wylie

    Look at family courts, where a woman can make up ANY excuse for how she got pregnant, even if she rapes an underage man, and she still have all the rights, and he has all the responsibility. Look at Child Family Services, where a woman can blame men of anything, and she get’s the benefit of the doubt, and he loses the rights to be a parent. The Federal Government actually Incentivises the breaking up of families via what I think is article 10A. Speaking of article 10, feminists have weaponize it at colleges, removing the accusers rights, even when the accuser lies. Women get preferred treatment in the court system; look at the statics – for the same crimes, men end up in jail more often, and on death row than women. And lastly, women routinely get half of a man’s stuff in divorce, even when there is a pre-nup. If women want equality, they have to give up their privilege.

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