red pill

red pill

1. slang The choice to become aware of and engage with true reality, despite the pain or hardships that it may entail. The term contrasts with "blue pill," the choice to remain willfully ignorant of and disengaged from the real world. The imagery is a reference to the 1999 film The Matrix, in which the main character is literally given a choice between a red pill, which will allow him to experience true reality for the first time, and a blue pill, which will result in him to continuing to live as a prisoner in a simulated world. Taking that philosophy course was like choosing the red pill—I feel like my eyes have really been opened.
2. slang A man who holds and promotes a conception of dominant masculinity rooted in misogyny and opposition to feminist ideals. The term contrasts with "blue pill," a derogatory term for a man who remains oblivious to or rejects such a conception of masculinity. (The origin of such imagery is detailed in Definition 1.) "The Red Pill" is the name of a prominent subcommunity on the online forum Reddit that features discussion of such topics, typically strategies for sexual conquest. He sees himself as a red pill, but he's really just repeating all the things he reads online about how to be an alpha male.
See also: pill, red
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Earlier this year, the Philippines was graced by some of the best international talents from around the world, including iconic pop band Maroon 5 for the Manila leg of their Red Pill Blues Tour last March 5 and young superstar Troye Sivan for the local stop of his The Bloom Tour last May 1.
"The problem I am having right now is that many factions of the media and the Manosphere are confusing and conflating the concept of a 'red pill' mindset with that of a 'black pill' mindset.
While Total Recall and The Matrix might seem an unlikely combination for a chapter, the fact that in both films the protagonist is offered the choice of either a red pill or a blue pill, one pill supposedly awakening the taker to reality as it really is, the other keeping him in an illusory dream state, highlights the problematic question of what reality is in the two films, and makes the quest for enlightenment, if that is what Campbell's mythic quest boils down to, problematic.
Maroon 5 are bringing their Red Pill Blues Tour to Dubai on June 14 at the soon-to-be-opened Coca-Cola Arena in City Walk.
Summary: The Adam Levine-led group will be in the UAE as part of their 'Red Pill Blues Tour'.
Steven Svoboda was married on Saturday, July 28, 2018 to Gina Maria Mele, whom he met at a showing of the "Red Pill" movie in November 2016.
The band is currently on a tour, promoting their 2007 album 'Red Pill Blues'.
Maroon 5's "Red Pill Blues World Tour" is on March 5, 2019 at the Mall of Asia Arena promoted by MMI Live and Live Nation.
Maroon 5 "Red Pill Blues Tour" with Julia Michaels: 8 p.m.
Designed for those "willing to take the red pill," Smith's book heralds this time as an era of awakening for humanity.
You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes'.
The agenda and many of the schemes of the now-infamous "Deep State" were exposed to a wide audience June 21-23 at the Red Pill Expo in Spokane, Washington.
The story centres around teenage gamers Leila (Tallulah Haddon) and Tess (Simona Brown) whose avatars meet in the (seemingly) paradise-like Red Pill. Simona tells us more.
SCREEN SC The story centres around teenagers, and keen gamers, Leila (Tallulah Haddon) and Tess (Simona Brown) whose avatars first meet in the (seemingly) paradise-like Red Pill, hidden on the edges of Azana.