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The Utility of Beta Men – Part II

Before I get started today I thought I’d relate a few things to think about from the first installment of this series. No Neutral Balance Reader Boxcar had a pertinent comment on last week’s thread: Frankly, losing the “beta” qualities would make it difficult to live a happy, successful and fulfilling life. But they have […]
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June 6, 2017, 2:27 a.m.

The Utility of Beta Men – Part I

This week my fellow 21 Convention speaker and good friend Goldmund posted a very poignant essay about his experience stealing a girl away from her Blue Pill orbiter for a same night lay. I’ll paraphrase a bit of it here as I riff on it, but do click over to his blog and read the […]
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June 1, 2017, 12:04 a.m.

Interview with Obsidian & Special Announcement

Last Friday I had the opportunity to return to Obsidian’s blogtalk radio show. It’s been a while since I’ve been on live with O and Allan Roger Currie and it’s always enjoyable, especially when it’s a call-in show. I really think Obsidian fills a very vital role in serving the African-American community by marrying Red […]
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May 28, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

The Meta Frame

In last week’s comment thread Not Born This Morning shared an interesting quote that got me to thinking about Frame in a larger, meta perspective. I’m going to riff on it a bit here as I go, but I think it’s important to understand that the concept of Frame applies in many different circumstances in a man’s life. […]
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May 26, 2017, 1:06 a.m.

State Control

Reader, constrainedlocus had an interesting thought in the Anger Bias essay comment thread: “The point is that a feminine-primary social order readily makes this nature a useful tool in dismissing what would otherwise be valid, but uncomfortable Red Pill truth. This anger bias mechanism is a tool for message control.” What I find interesting is that, from […]
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May 17, 2017, 11:52 p.m.

Family Integrity

As most of my readers know I have my third book in the Rational Male series coming up soon (very soon, promise). When I began this new book I had an initial working title – The Rational Male, The Red Pill – however, as I progressed I shifted this to Positive Masculinity. I spoke briefly […]
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May 12, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

Weekend Interviews

So I had the pleasure of speaking not only with Mark Baxter once again, but also Carl from Black Label Logic. If you’re not familiar with Carl you really ought to (he’s on my blogroll links on the sidebar). Between he and Illimitable Men these men have become Red Pill staples for a couple of […]
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May 5, 2017, 7:16 p.m.


When I was talking with Anthony Johnson last week we came upon a topic I’m not sure I’ve adequately detailed before. That is the topic of submission in a relationship. One of the more hotly debated subjects I hear and read coming from evangelical Christian women is about a wife’s duty to submit herself to […]
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April 30, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

We’ll Do It Live – 21 Convention

  I did about a two and a half hour interview with Anthony Johnson today. Anthony is the organizer of the 21 Convention and is really a great guy who’s unafraid to get into the nuts and bolts of the Red Pill. We covered a lot of topics and questions in this talk so rather […]
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April 29, 2017, 12:12 a.m.

The 21 Convention

If you’ve been following my Twitter (and why aren’t you?) or you had a chance to listen to the 3 hour interview I did with Christian McQueen you’ll know that my only in-person appearance this year will be at the 10th anniversary of the 21 Convention in Orlando, Florida on September 28 through October 1st. […]
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April 25, 2017, 7:47 p.m.

Blue Pill Conditioning and Equalism

Rational reader Playdontpay had a very poignant comment in last week’s thread: I’ll stick with the “boner test”. Women are only playthings anyway! Do I enjoy fucking her? After sex is she good feminine company? This is all I need to know, if shit goes sideways I’ll just get another one. She’s only going to lie and […]
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April 17, 2017, 10:25 p.m.


One question I was asked in my recent interview with Christian McQueen came from a read Cheryl: Why don’t men find out a little info about the girl he’s going to have sex with? Seems simple enough, right? I mean, hell, I got into all kinds of trouble for suggesting ways men might use in the […]
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April 10, 2017, 11:18 p.m.

Live with Christian McQueen

A few Rational Male updates to pass on here. I’m getting very close to publishing my third book – The Rational Male, Positive Masculinity, so needless to say April is already beginning to be a very hectic month for me. In addition to this, I’ve got several other business irons in the fire, both from […]
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April 6, 2017, 5:52 p.m.

The Private Man Has Completed His Journey

Originally posted on The Private Man:
It is with great sadness that I have to inform everyone that Andrew Hansen a.k.a. The Private Man has completed his journey as 9:27 PM April 3 2017. As many know unfortunately his cancer had returned a few weeks ago and there was not much to be done to…
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April 4, 2017, 3:54 p.m.

The Anger Bias

I don’t think it will come as a shock to my readers, or anyone who follows me on Twitter or on the Red Pill Reddit forum, that I’ve gone to bat in recent months to combat the (often deliberate) misperception that self-described ‘Red Pill’ men are inherently angry men. As such, we’re also meant to presume […]
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March 29, 2017, 7:36 p.m.

Teaching Slaves to Read

Ehintellect had a very enlightening comment in last week’s thread. I’ve edited it for relevant content, but you can read the whole thing here. This touched on an essay topic I’ve been considering since my conversation with Ed Latimore and Mark Baxter: [I] was at a home party a few years back. Highly successful surgeons, […]
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March 23, 2017, 12:23 a.m.

The Epiphany Phase Revisited

One of the best things about the Red Pill being a praxeology is that nothing’s set in stone. Like any good science there’s always room for reinterpretation and updating ideas per new information, or sometimes it’s simply something or some observation that seemingly went overlooked that adjust an old interpretation. Reader Playdontpay brought something to light […]
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March 15, 2017, 11:50 p.m.

The First Female President®

As a matter of policy I’ve always kept this blog’s topics about intersexual dynamics and left direct issues of politics, religion, economics, race, etc. to other blogs. The only time I cross into these issues is when they relate to inter (or intra) sexual dynamics, and usually when I do it makes for some heated […]
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March 8, 2017, 2:23 a.m.

Going Away

  If you’ve spent any time in the ‘sphere you’re probably familiar with the blog of Private Man. I’ve been a friend, and sometimes confidante, of Andrew for some time now and I’ve know of his cancer for most of it. At first it was losing his eye, but now it’s back and it’s very […]
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March 4, 2017, 11:51 p.m.

False Equivalencies

One of the more persistent questions I get asked about Hypergamy is if there’s a parallel to it in men. I’ve answered this in several comment threads both here and in other forums, but I’ve never really addressed it in a post. When I was considering this I remembered a couple of comments from manosphere […]
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Feb. 28, 2017, 9:43 p.m.