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Some point to the Red Pill community as a gateway to the alt-right and a breeding ground for toxic views tied to racism and anti-Semitism.According to Lewis, once someone believes that men as a group are oppressed by feminism, those feelings of animosity can widen to include other groups as well.
"They often have experienced other social challenges, whether that's bullying or unemployment or romantic rejection, and so they may get drawn into these online spaces where they're being told that actually it's women and feminists and immigrants who are the problem. And for anyone who I thought really wasn't carrying the torch properly, I would call them all sorts of horrible names." Josh bounced from movement to movement until he finally saw a post that pushed him to spit out the Red Pill.Once you start from that basis, it's really easy for it to snowball." Josh said he experienced this firsthand. "As soon as I started realizing that they weren't just limiting their vitriol just to women, as soon as they started targeting people of color," he said."The alt-right and a lot of the men's rights activists, they [don't] calm that fear [of emasculation], they kind of stoke that fire." He said he spent nearly 13 years down the Red Pill rabbit hole. "There was this very small voice in the back of my head saying, 'Hey, idiot, wake up, they're talking about you.'" Josh is black -- and he said when he was Red Pilled, he turned against his own race, becoming sympathetic to white nationalist causes.The terms "alpha male" and "beta male" are also commonly used.
According to Caitlin Dewey of The Washington Post, the manosphere's "core philosophy basically boils down to this: (1) feminism has overrun/corrupted modern culture, in violation of nature/biology/inherent gender differences, and (2) men can best seduce women (slash, save society in general) by embracing a super-dominant, uber-masculine gender role, forcing ladies to fall into step behind them." Ro K is distinct from men's rights forums such as PUAHate in that it promotes seduction techniques, known as "game", that those sites criticize.Ro K writers also criticize the profeminism men's movement and The Good Men Project, arguing that they lead to feminized, passive, weak men who are content to remain on the lowest rungs of the social hierarchy.