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The Red Pill: The Truth About Men

James A. Watkins is an entrepreneur, musician, and a writer with four non-fiction books and hundreds of magazine articles read by millions.


The Red Pill

The Red Pill is an award-winning documentary by Cassie Jaye about the Men’s Rights Movement. Jaye originally planned to expose the movement as a hate group, but the more she looked into it and interviewed people about it, she began to see that she did not know the truth. Hence the title.

Watching this outstanding film inspired me to research the subject. Nobody loves women more than I do. My two grandmothers were my favorite persons in the world, and I had ten marvelous aunts who helped rear me since I had a single father dad. I have five younger sisters and four daughters I love. Moreover, I adore my lovely bride.

If you tell the truth about men, the Left gets very hostile and starts shouting about ‘supremacy’ and ‘sexism’ and the dreaded ‘patriarchy.’ Leftists silence any talk about men’s rights and call the very idea of it ‘hate.’ The SPLC has named Men’s Rights a hate movement. Let’s pull back the curtain and look at some facts.


Men's Health

It has always been up to males to defend the home, village, and country from hostile invaders. Men have protected women and children since time began. Men do the dangerous while women seek safety and protection. It is always women and children first. Women have privileged protections men do not.

Men are 13 times more likely to be killed at work than women. Men are four times more likely to commit suicide, and three times more likely to be murdered. 98% of the people who die in war are men. In the Korean War 36,000 American men were killed and two women. In Vietnam, 58,000 men and eight women lost their lives.

Boko Haram kidnapped 300 girls as sex slaves in Nigeria, which rightly caused outrage in Europe and America. However, the 800 men they killed first were never mentioned in the press. The only mention they did get in the news called them 800 people—not 800 men. Fifty-nine boys in the village were burned alive. That fact was generally ignored but if reported it was 59 children killed—not 59 boys.

Men are 50% more likely to be homeless. Men get 63% more prison time as women for the same crime. Men are nine times more likely to be sent to prison.

Men are 60% more likely to die from cancer, but women's cancer (breast, ovarian) gets four times the government spending as men’s cancer (prostate, testicular). The feds have several offices of women’s health but none for men.

The most precious thing to all of us is our life and men die seven years before women in America, on average.

Nobody needs blue-collar American men anymore. They are replaced by legal immigrants, illegal aliens, machines, and outsourcing. The daddy state has usurped their roles as providers and protectors. Men are more apt to self-medicate and far more likely to become drunkards or drug addicts.

Cassie Jaye, Director, The Red Pill

Cassie Jaye, Director, The Red Pill

Toxic Masculinity

Recently, the American Psychological Association declared that “40 years of research” show “traditional masculinity is psychologically harmful” and “a mental disorder.” This is not science. This is the political position of feminism.

Traditional masculinity built Western Civilization, the greatest achievement of the human race. Traditional masculinity created America out of the wilderness—the most astonishing feat in history, and the one that has benefited the most people.

As Ben Shapiro writes in the Daily Wire: “Here’s the truth: men are looking for meaning in a world that tells them that they are perpetuators of discrimination and rape culture; that they are beneficiaries of an overarching, nasty patriarchy; that they are, at best, disposable partners to women rather than protectors of them.

“Giving men purpose requires us to give them purpose as men, not merely as genderless beings. There’s a lot to be said for the idea that our culture has ignored the necessity for men to become gentlemen — but that’s a result of a Left-wing culture that denigrates men, not a traditional masculinity built on the idea that men were born to defend, protect, and build.”


Fathers are Valuable but not Valued

The other big idea the Devil's womyn put forth was that fathers do not matter at all to the wellbeing of children. In this view, men are only useful as ATMs that must pay 18 years of child support or go to prison.

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The influence of radical feminism on family courts has made the courts treat men as an enemy. As Phyllis Schlafly said so well, "Fathers are opposed by a big industry of lawyers, psychologists, custody evaluators, domestic violence agitators, and government bureaucrats who make their living denying fathers their fundamental rights."

Fatherless children cause so many social problems for our society, making up the majority of kids who quit school, fail to succeed in today’s competitive job market, or end up in prison. Boys have been hit particularly hard by the family breakdown in recent years.

The social system to support such craziness costs hundreds of billions of dollars per year, which has helped create a national debt we may never be able to pay. Moreover, all of this stupidity has given the Almighty State an excuse to pry into our most private affairs and dominate our lives, as well as, to make a once independent and self-sufficient people dependent on the government teat for its very survival.

Children long to be loved by their mothers and by their fathers. They desire to experience both paternal and maternal love. Scientific research shows that premature babies are more apt to thrive; the more often they are visited by their fathers. A study of black babies finds that the more interaction they have with their fathers, the more intelligent they are at six months old.

First-grade children have higher IQs when their father lives with them. By the third grade, boys raised with their fathers get better grades and score higher on all achievement tests.

Elementary school kids growing up without fathers are absent more often and are less popular. High school students score higher in math and science when their father lives in their home, regardless of the quality of the school. On college entrance exams, students raised by single mothers score far lower.

A daughter raised without her father in the home often yearns for male approval and will seek it through early sexual behavior. Daughters without dads are three times more likely to have a baby as a teenager, and twice as likely to divorce as an adult.

Eighty percent of children under five in psychiatric care have an absent father, as do 65% of the youth in juvenile homes. Ninety percent of runaways have no father present in their lives.

In studies of elementary students, the ones living without dad in the house are about four times more likely to exhibit behavioral problems, and to wet the bed, suffer speech defects, be anxious, depressed, withdrawn, hyperactive, aggressive, hostile, throw tantrums, react poorly to criticism, experience frequent headaches, have more nightmares, and to have been hospitalized.