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About the Movie
When feminist filmmaker Cassie Jaye sets out to document the mysterious and polarizing world of the Men's Rights Movement, she begins to question her own beliefs. Jaye had only heard about the Men's Rights Movement as being a misogynist hate group aiming to turn back the clock on women's rights, but when she spends a year filming the leaders and followers within the movement, she learns the various ways men are disadvantaged and discriminated against. The Red Pill challenges the audience to pull back the veil, question societal norms, and expose themselves to an alternate perspective on gender equality, power and privilege.
Don't believe the anti-hype
this film has gotten a lot of negative press from people that have never even watched it. do yourself a favor and watch it yourself before you believe what some people say about it!
I'm a woman that was born in a third world country and it's refreshing to see people focusing on men's rights issues too. This is why I'm an egalitarian. Feminism is for third world countries in the first and second wave. Egalitarianism is for first world countries that have equal rights between men AND women. A lot of first world feminism needs the pain of third world women to fuel their repulsive first world agenda anyway. Societal norms are NOT oppression. Sheesh. You'd think they know that. I've seen acid being thrown at a woman's face for saying no to a guy. Western feminists are really arrogant and are always trying to make women sound like victims.
This film is well made, beautifully produced, and both intellectually and emotionally engaging. Nobody can watch this film and not be deeply affected by it, one way or another.
The Red Pill has already won top honors at its first festival, Idyllwild, in spite of political and ideological opposition to its very existence. It present prominent leaders in both the feminist movement and the men's rights movement, and lets them speak - no interruptions, no spin, and lots of supporting data. It's an honest and compelling documentary; it tell the audience what its subjects believe but it doesn't tell the audience what to believe, a rare feat in our current ideologically divided culture. (Indeed there would have been great deal of profit in the project for its director Cassie Jaye, if she had agreed to promote one ideology over others.) It also includes the profoundly perosnal and conflicted journey of the filmmaker through the many months during which she was immersed in the project, showing her struggles with the issues as a peron, as a professional documentarian, as a feminist, and as a woman. In the tradition of Cassie Jaye's previous films, The Red Pill presents a controversial topic with the utmost integrity.
(disclosure: I donated, with uncertainty, a small amout of money to the Kickstarter fund which financed much of this film.)