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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.
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"On April 3 when I arrived at Bahrain International Airport authorities found marijuana and red pills in my luggage."
And there were red pills aplenty at the event, including many offered by high-profile speakers.
Upon searching him, we found four red pills in his shirt pocket.
Victoria Valentino claims she and a friend had each been given two red pills at a dinner date with Cosby after bumping into him at Hollywood's Cafe Figaro.
Airport Customs apprehended Egyptian national, M.A.H.A (born 1965), travelling from Cairo to Beirut, after they found with him 2050 red pills thought to be the drug Tramadol hidden inside two wooden religious icons.
Warnings issued about the red pills following the death of 17-yearold Regane MacColl last month have been renewed.
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According to the website of RR Auction House, the cache includes a signed photo of Capone, private medical correspondence, which sheds light upon his fight with neurosyphils, exchanged by the doctors - charged with the mobster's late-life care - and a reportedly rare handwritten letter in which Capone requests his doctor for 2 boxes of red pills for bowels movement, Fox News reported.
While undergoing interrogation in Bagram, the prisoner said he was given green and red pills. He took three of them and his tongue started getting heavy.
And that was my problem, my crucial mistake: The Laura of my poem "Crash" actually existed, vomited every four hours when she took the huge, red pills designed to combat her leukemia, and I simply--Can a hateful God forgive?--abstracted her from our surroundings into someone/something that could be painted from the diminished palette of my aesthetic.
Blue pills might be better and cheaper than red pills, but patients who want the red pills should be free to choose them.
It will of course require the introduction of little red pills. Watch the movie if you don't know what that means.
Maige Redmon and Sandy Canaday say it's a well-deserved moniker for the little red pills.