Beauty and the Beast – Red Pill Analysis by Stefan Molyneux


In Disney’s remake of the classic tale Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson plays Belle, a “bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in its castle.” Is Beauty and the Beast filled with the anti-male female vanity stoking tropes that has become commonplace in modern Disney films? What is the truth about Emma Watson’s rendition of Beauty and the Beast – is it a fun children’s story, or vile and dangerous propaganda?

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Dangal is feminist propaganda

(Guest post by James Bond)

If civilization had been left in female hands, we would still be living in grass huts (Camille Paglia)

The vilification of Mahavir Singh Phogat

It is shocking to see the blogosphere filled with articles describing Mahavir Singh Phogat as a self-obsessed man, a monster, who forces his dreams on his daughters, and robs them of their childhood. In reality, it is clear when his daughters, Geeta and Babita, meet a girl who is about to get married who tells them how they are lucky to have a father who cares about them, and is training them so that they can have a choice when they grow up, they then choose to wake up early the next morning and start training. The surprised look on the father’s face speaks volumes about his daughter’s decision to choose to train for a better future. The conversation with the girl who was going to get married to an unknown person deposits something within Geeta and Babita. It fills the daughters with a sense of choice.

As for the training itself, there is no sports competition, or any competition for that matter, where the training is not tough. Agreed that Mahavir Singh Phogat was hard on his daughters, but it was to yield results, and so that his daughters could become successful. And they did. People calling the training abuse must also think it is abuse when parents force their children to study, or eat healthy, or stay away from TV, or any other detrimental activity. Look at any successful person in the world and you will see the amount of time and hard work that goes into their work. Often the roots have been set in early childhood, under strict parental guidance. It is called love. Not abuse.

No one seems to be speaking of the sacrifices that Mahavir Singh Phogat made. He believes in his daughters when no one else did, has to face ridicule and taunts from the entire village, fights with the organizers of the Dangal competition to allow his daughter entry, fights with her daughter’s coach at the Common Wealth Games, fights with his entire village, fights the world. He leaves his job when he was not allowed time off work to train his daughters, and upon being asked by his wife replies that he will support them by labouring on his farm. Why don’t we speak of Mahavir Singh’s sacrifices, his blood, tears and sweat. It would have been easy for him to continue working an office job, marry his daughters off and live a life free of worry. But he chooses to sacrifice.

One basic thing he does get wrong. The films tagline, “hamari choriyan choro se kam hain kya” is rubbish.

The False Siren of Equality

It is a fact that men are stronger than women. Physically, emotionally, intellectually. Women are designed to be caregivers, not providers. This is nature, and you cannot fight it. There cannot be two captains of one ship. Men think with their brains, women with their hearts. Men are better at making decisions, better at handling situations, better at work. All the Math and Science streams are occupied by men, while women choose humanities, nursing and arts. Women take more time off work, get tired quickly, complain, produce inferior quality work, and then whine about not getting equal pay.

A woman blogs about why she doesn’t want to hire women.

As for sports, the best male football player is better than the best female football player. The fastest man in the world is faster than the fastest woman in the world. The best male snowboarder in the world can do tricks with a higher degree of difficulty than the best female snowboarder in the world. The best male golf player can drive the ball farther than the best female golf player in the world. The list is endless. These are irrefutable facts. Men are better at sports. Men have more strength, more speed, more stamina, more skill. Men are more physically and mentally capable than women in almost every aspect. Watch the Olympics and compare women’s world records to men’s world records. It is hilarious. It should not come as a surprise to know that Australia’s seventh ranked women’s soccer team lost to a group of 15 year old kids.

Women are now entering male oriented fields like firefighting, army, police force, etc. They have physical standards lowered for them in order to pass, but in real life situations that can, and does, prove hazardous, putting people’s lives at risk. The video below shows exactly why:

Men ran, hunted, gathered, tracked, killed, etc. Women carried children and were helpers. Men risked their lives hunting. Women were offered food and protection. Even today, men are the majority of war deaths, mandatory conscription, and workplace deaths, so that women can be offered protection and food. Everything we have today is a result of men’s hard work, sacrifices, tears, sweat, and blood.

A woman’s purpose is to support a man so that he may be able to better do his work. This is merely the system by which humanity will best achieve greatness. Your feelings are of little significance. We have recognized this since the beginning of time. Open your eyes and consider how humanity as a whole operates.

Ten Things We Learnt from PINK

  1. If you are a mentally disturbed lawyer who stares at people, you have supernatural powers to decide innocence of three party girls who are your neighbors.  Amitabh Bachhan’s character is a white knight who is a just waiting for a chance to save some women because he couldn’t save his own wife from a disease.
  2. Modern urban Indian women have no clue what counts as leading someone on.  Even western women will never go to someone’s home or hotel and have drinks because that counts as an invitation to sex.  But urban Indian women are too innocent to know this.  They find the men cool enough to go to their hotel with them and have drinks and crack dirty jokes, but suddenly find the men unattractive when they start getting physical.  And instead of just raising a hue and cry or running away or complaining to the hotel management, attempt to murder their date.
  3. Urbane Indian women have no clue that the police in India, despite the umpteen gender-biased laws in favor of women, are corrupt.  They have no hesitation in using a senior lawyer’s “connections” to lodge a complaint but are appalled at someone else using their connection.
  4. A retired lawyer in India, in his old age, finds it easy to figure out where a policewoman was on a certain day, and to produce photographs of the accused’s sister having a drink somewhere.
  5. Trials in India proceed at great speed.  All witnesses are available at all times.  Also, a judge in India pronounces judgment in two cases at the same time.  There is no punishment for perjury and lying, even by a police official, in the courtroom.
  6. An employer in India can fire a woman employee because of a random doctored image sent to his email account.
  7. Urban Indian women are quite promiscuous who openly dry their lingerie on the apartment terrace, but find it hard to tell a dirty joke in a courtroom.  Also, when asked about their relationship in the court, they can scream “It’s my personal matter” instead of answering the question properly.
  8. Traditional-looking men in India are all rapists as per Bollywood, and they should be taught that “No means No” even though Indian society, like any other traditional society entering a modern phase, expects modesty and coyness during gender interactions.  After all, modesty can be outraged only when there is modesty in a woman to begin with.  But no, women in India should be given full freedom to act as they please and to have police at their beck and call when their own behavior lands them in trouble.
  9. Urban Indian women are shocked to discover the condition of Indian police stations or jails, but they have no hesitation in filing false dowry or rape cases against unwitting men and their families.
  10. Indian sheeple lap up poorly-directed feminist films as fantastic and gives them high ratings on IMDB without understanding the complexities of social situations.

Karan Johar’s ADHM – Through The Crimson Glass


This is our red pill take on Karan Johar’s latest film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016). Who would have thought that of all filmmakers KJo’s film would qualify to be on Purushatma? Whether or not KJo is red pill aware, we don’t know. But the film ADHM remains consistent with the crimson truths to the end.

As the story begins, Ayan (Ranbir Kapoor) is picked up by Alizeh (Anushka Sharma) from a night club and the scene changes to one where they are making out. While making out Ayan shows his inexperience with women by lousy kissing and other beta male tells, and as a result even before they get naked he is pushed into what is every niceguy’s hell – the friendzone. From there on, beta as he is, in the friendzone he remains.

Alizeh is what the redpillers call an alpha widow at the time. And even though she is sort of engaged to someone she doesn’t mind slutting around. She’s every “free spirited” modern woman who thinks they can do anything when they are in a place where no one knows them. To hell with right and wrong. Right is what feels right.

With a woman of such character, Ayan never had a shot. But hopeful, he carries on with the friendship. He’s a niceguy. Very nice guy. And he’s so full of heart that his heart frequently overflows through his eyes. That’s too much heart to have in this day and age, we think.

As every man who’s ever been in the friendzone knows, it is impossible for a man to remain friends with the woman he’s attracted to. We see Ayan checking with her at one point if she’s attracted to him, and she’s surprised he even asked her that. She says she is not, and tells him that she never wants to lose him as a friend. Several times after that we see him begging her and pleading with her to love him, and every time it escalates to him insulting her and storming out angrily. Only to come back later. Hopeless.

Generally, Alizeh says she doesn’t have the space in her heart anymore for her ex, but consistent with the hypothesis of alpha widow, she’s not really over him. So when she encounters her ex again while holidaying with Ayan, she dismisses Ayan’s protectiveness and tells him to go away – and he does. Guess what happens after. After a few months she invites Ayan to her wedding (yes, with the same man), and how could he decline? He goes, but hardly survives it.

In the subsequent phase of his life, Ayan enters into a no-strings-attached relationship with a smoking hot divorced woman Saba (Aishwarya Rai). He wishes to make Alizeh jealous by showing off his newfound success in the realm of sex. In trying to achieve this naive end, he only loses “the prize”. Seeing how his heart is hung on Alizeh, Saba suddenly realizes her low worth in Ayan’s life. She develops feelings for him and decides to let him go for she can never take Alizeh’s place in his heart.

A couple of years forward, Ayan learns that Alizeh is no longer married. She could not get the alpha to love her enough. (Any surprise?) Ayan seeks her out. She is bald. She has cancer now. He cries again. He takes care of her day and night. Begs for her love again. His undying hope is cringeworthy as he asks her what else he would have to do to earn her love. He tells her that he can also smoke cigarettes and get tattoos to meet her “high” standards. Kudos to KJo for that dialogue!

Finally, Ayan keeps his end of the bargain by being Alizeh’s friend till the end of her life.

The red pill nuggets in the film:

  • The truth about alpha widow: An alpha widow would never get over or forget the alpha she has been with in the past, no matter how many good men come in her life. She may express her hatred of him generally, but would jump at the first chance she gets to be with him again.
  • The friendzone:  Being niceguy is a surefire way to the friendzone. And once in that hell, do not count on the time to turn things around –  especially if one continues being nice to the woman. Oh and begging and pleading for love? Forget it.
  • Men’s sexual nature: Men’s brains are compartmentalized. They can have sex with a woman while being deeply in love with another woman. Having sex with a woman does not make them fall in love with that woman.
  • Women’s sexual nature: Women can not keep love separated from sex. When a woman starts a no-strings-attached relationship with a man, after a period of time she is bound to develop romantic love for the man.
  • The truth about women’s sexual liberation: Left to her own devices a woman is incapable of selecting the right man for her. Women are wired to be attracted to badboys (for they have alpha male traits) and are sexually repelled by niceguys (for they have beta male traits). A “liberated” woman in the civilized society is therefore destined to the life of unhappiness.

The film is marketed as a story of one sided love. Some may even see it as a story of greatness of friendship over love. In our view, it is a story of a woman who should be thankful to cancer – the illness which saved her from the wretched life of lovelessness and unhappiness. Because that’s the fate of modern, liberated, alpha cock seeking women.

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To Those who like TWM and Queen

People who like the characters of Kangana in Tanu Weds Manu and Queen are hypocritical and stupid, probably both.

TWM (Tanu Weds Manu) and Queen, both are films which are acclaimed for the performance of their lead female actor, Kangana Ranaut. In both the films Kangana plays characters which are unorthodox. Queen is also hailed as a film about women empowerment, and has earned Kangana a National Award.

There have been many films on the theme of women empowerment, but only the likes of Queen meet success. English Vinglish (2012) is one of the good films about women empowerment in my opinion, but hardly anyone knows about it. So what is it about the films like Queen that people so love? Well, the brainwashed masses love it when a woman on the screen acts like a whore but makes it seem like progress. Dressing skimpily, speaking foul language, being sexually free, drinking, partying out at nights,.. Show a woman do all of that and the dumb bozos will love your film. This also explains the success of TWM.

Tanu Weds Manu (2011)

An NRI guy who lives in London comes to India to marry an Indian girl. He and his family go to the girl’s house to see the girl. The guy is sent up to the girl’s bedroom to see and have a chat with her because she is indisposed and can’t come down to the living room. He sees the girl, but isn’t able to have a chat because the girl who is sitting on the bed doesn’t speak or move at all, and as soon as the guy goes near her and touches her, she falls as she is unconscious. The guy comes back to the living room and declares that he likes the girl and is ready for marriage. Everyone is happy but the girl.

Turns out, the girl had purposely drank herself unconscious because she didn’t want to marry that guy. She didn’t want to marry by arranged marriage because she had a boyfriend. She actually has several boyfriends as she keeps changing them. She has a tattoo of (a guy’s) last name on her breast, and she explains the smartness behind it – that she can keep changing guys with different first names but the same last name and the tattoo remains relevant. She drinks, smokes, swears, sleeps around,.. She’s a whore. Anyway, when both their families are together again celebrating the soon-to-be marriage, she tells the guy that she does not want to marry him, and bullies him with her manly attitude to tell their families that it is he who does not want this marriage. He does that.

Fast forward towards the end. The girl is planning to elope with her badass boyfriend. Our hero (who is in love with this whore) decides to help her. He convinces her parents to accept her boyfriend, and they agree. He phones her and gives her the good news that she need not run away with the boyfriend because her parents have agreed. Guess what, instead of being happy, this puzzles her. She can’t fathom that the guy who harbors feelings for her isn’t upset that she is marrying someone else but is rather helping her go with the other guy. This anomalous behavior fucks up her mind and she loses interest in marrying her boyfriend! Not only that, she now wants to marry this guy she has been rejecting all along! Needless to say, they marry in the end.

Summary of the plot: Girl rejects the guy > Girl whores around > Girl has a change of mind > Guy accepts the girl. Girl wins empathy of the masses.

Queen (2014)

A couple of days before marriage the guy tells the girl that he doesn’t want to marry her because her traditional lifestyle doesn’t match his modern lifestyle. Basically, he doesn’t find her attractive in her desi looks but doesn’t quite express it in those terms. The girl is hurt, but decides to be strong about it. She embarks on a vacation alone to her pre-booked honeymoon venues abroad to feel free and find happiness. Sort of like eat-pray-love therapy that is so appealing to modern women.

Once abroad, she makes friends with a woman who is a single mom, and who believes in having multiple boyfriends instead of a husband. She not only hangs out with her, but profusely praises her life of freedom and tells her that in India women are not even allowed to sneeze. (It is bullshit, and clearly shows utter dishonesty and feminist agenda of the film maker. Apparently, where she comes from, women are not allowed to sneeze but they are allowed to go on a vacation abroad alone!) She drinks, parties out at nights, makes friends with a slutty bar darner, stays in hostel room with unknown guys, wears revealing clothes and takes selfies, posts her life on Facebook to get likes, kisses a stranger man for thrill,..

Fast forward towards the end. The guy sees her in modern clothes and it re-kindles his feelings for her. He apologizes to her and tells her about his change of mind. She rejects him.

Summary of the plot: Guy rejects the girl > Girl whores around > Guy has a change of mind > Girl rejects the guy. Girl wins empathy of the masses.

Comparison and analysis

  • In TWM, the girl rejects the guy because she is a spoilt whore (literally) who doesn’t want to marry a beta male provider (yet) through arranged marriage. In Queen, the guy rejects a girl because he doesn’t feel sexual attraction. Now we may ask, since when telling a girl before marriage that one doesn’t feel sexual attraction for her and hence doesn’t want to marry her a bad thing? We think that it is acceptable in the post-sexual-revolution world we are living in. Would a girl feel sexual attraction for a low-status, jobless guy? Hardly. The red-pillers already know that women’s attraction is triggered by men’s confidence and high-status, and men’s attraction is triggered solely by women’s beauty. Women’s beauty = Men’s confidence and high status. Nothing wrong in either.
    • In TWM, the girl continues with her whorish lifestyle while the guy is “in love” throughout. In Queen, the girl goes to adopt the lifestyle of a whore. Let us explain: She praises the lifestyle of a single mom who prefers boyfriends to husband (whore), makes friends with bar dancer (whore), dresses revealingly and takes selfies (whore), and kisses a stranger man (whore). The guy in Queen is hardly seen afterwards, as he is just used as a tool by the director to achieve his feminist agenda by showing of him only as much as necessary to paint an image of pig.
    • In TWM, the girl’s mind changes not because she sees how much the guy loves her. She had planned to run away with the badass boyfriend and marry in a dramatic way. Our hero guy makes that drama impossible by convincing her parents to accept the boyfriend. Things are not exciting for her anymore and she doesn’t want to marry smoothly with the society’s consent. Besides, the hero guy has behaved in an unexpected way. Instead of acting lovelorn he has been apathetic. It is not news to the red-pillers that apathy (as opposed emotions) in men makes pussies wet! In Queen, the guy’s mind changes because he sees her in modern attire and realizes that she is beautiful. As explained above, we find nothing wrong in that. Shallow, yes, but so would be a woman who rejects a financially poor guy and goes for a wealthy guy. Does that incite the same amount of contempt? Hardly.
  • In TWM, the guy accepts the girl, despite she being a whore. In Queen, the girl rejects the guy, because she is inspired from the lifestyles of whores.

In TWM, the girl actually is a whore, and still the masses have applauded her character. No one spoke for the guy. No one thought that the guy should have rejected her when she changed her mind to want him. In Queen, although the guy acts like a pig, but his behavior at least has good explanation in biology. When she rejects the guy in the end, the masses agian applauded her character.

There is no debating over the fact that both films are essentially Kangana’s films and their success is largely because of Kangana. Even if you view the character of Kangana in Queen to be righteous and the guy as a pig, and hence like Kangana’s character, there is no justification for liking her character in TWM. If the reader, as thousands others, likes Kangana’s character in both the films, he/she is inconsistent in their values (hypocrite) or watches films only for entertainment without application of thought (stupid), or a bit of both.

One might argue that one likes Kangana in both the films for her acting, not so much for her character (especially in TWM), but to say that about thousands of Indian cinema-goers – that they can tell good acting from bad – would be a tall claim. (There is no co-relation between acting and success of films in India.) We know what appeals to the masses these days, and I won’t repeat it.

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Katha by Sai Paranjape: The Red Pill in Indian Cinema

One rarely finds red pill themes in Indian cinema. Hence, I was pleasantly surprised to find this film called Katha. It is a gem of a film released in 1983 and directed by a woman named Sai Paranjpe. The fact that it is directed by a woman makes it all the more remarkable. For the film is loaded with red pill observations.

It stars the legendary actor Naseeruddin Shah (Rajaram), Farooq Shaikh (Bashu) and Deepti Naval (Sandhya).

Rajaram is an honest and hardworking man living in a chawl in Bombay. He harbors romantic feelings for the neighbor Sandhya, who is a young and impressionable single woman. She talks to Rajaram but always addresses him as Rajaram-ji despite his disapproval of the suffix. Ji is a suffix used behind a name to express respect for the addressee and is usually used with an elder person’s name. Sandya dismisses his disapproval by saying “kya karoon, aap ki personality mein hi ji hai” (“what can I do, Ji is in your personality”). That is not how Rajaram wishes to be respected by her.

Apart from being honest and hardworking Rajaram has many other good qualities. He is patient, helpful, socially driven. He is too good a man. When he hears on radio that some man is urgently in need of O-negative blood he hires a taxi and runs to donate blood because O-negative blood type is rare. And after donating blood when he is offered coffee and biscuits he smiles and says “iski kya zaroorat thi” (“what was the need for this”) as he hesitantly accepts it from the nurse. Such is his selflessness.

He gets excited when he sees Sandhya. Dropping things and banging on walls kind of excited. On the day he becomes permanent at work he tries to convey his feelings to her but is brushed aside with a change of topic from her.

Then comes Vadudev who is Rajaram’s “friend” from a long time ago. Rajaram has not seen him for four years since Vadudev dropped out of college. Vadudev is handsome and stylish young man brimming with confidence. Soon after he is greeted in by Rajaram he declares his intention to stay there and even congratulates Rajaram because he has chosen to stay with him! Vadudev likes to be called Bashu as it sounds stylish and modern. For a college drop-out he appears too sophisticated. He has quit many a job of short tenure, actually got fired form them, because he doesn’t know a trade other than conning people. However, the way he puts it, he is a creative spirit, a free bird who won’t be caged. Needless to say, he is dishonest, narcissist, psychopath,.. And a sweet talker. Yet, rather therefore, he is a charmer of women as well as men.

Bashu keeps taking advantage of Rajaram, by never paying the rent he promised he will pay for his stay, stealing money from Rajaram’s cupboard, lazying around while Rajaram works his ass off in the office,.. One day he fishes information about Rajaram’s boss who he described as “goodhearted”, thereby triggering Bashu’s predatory con-man instincts. Soon afterward, by exploiting the weakness of Rajaram’s boss he makes his way into the office filling a reputable position in marketing. He then gets his work done by Rajaram while stealing credit for the same.

Bashu is good with women. On one hand he flirts with and captures the heart of Sandhya in the chawl, and on the other hand he seduces the bimbo wife of their boss. At the same time also fools around with the boss’s daughter!

Towards the end Bashu is set to be engaged to Sandhya when his boss finds out about his illicit liaisons with his wife and subsequently fires him. After being fired as he is walking out of the office with Rajaram in carefree fashion he blurts out that he never intended to marry Sandhya, upon which Rajaram loses his cool. Bashu casually offers him a cigarette and the change of scene ensues. On the day of the engagement, he leaves a goodbye note saying “sitaron ke aage jahaan aur bhi hai” (“there are still worlds beyond the stars”) and takes off to the new world of “adventures”.

Sandhya’s father is furious and distressed at the same time, worrying who will accept his daughter now. Guess what, Rajaram says he will. But he wants a chat with Sandhya first to know her mind.

Sandhya complains to Rajaram for not making his feelings known to her earlier and “allowing someone else to steal her”! Rajaram lamely tries to explain how he tried to convey his feelings to her many times. We the red-pillers want him instead to say “My bad, I didn’t express it in the language of asshole that you understand. Bitch.” and walk away. But no. He tells Sandhya it is not too late, and she says it is. She has apparently lost her virginity to Bashu. After learning this devastating truth and swallowing the pain that this knowledge brings upon him, Rajaram says his mind is still not changed. They get married.

Bashu is an alpha male, and Rajaram is an epitome of beta male.

Sandhya is a “liberated”, misguided, modern woman who is against arranged marriage and prefers her partner to be “robila (which in English means domineering; dictatorial; haughtily or rudely arrogant) and smart”. She is blind to an honest and socially productive man and falls for a careless and irresponsible man who carries an alpha-male attitude. She gets pumped-and-dumped by the alpha and after learning the lesson, and more importantly, losing her footing in the society accepts the love and commitment of a good beta-male provider. And even then, it was the good man’s fault that he let her be charmed by the jerk!

The film could not be better at capturing the reality of the unregulated sexual marketplace, where “empowered” women unrestrained by the society whore around with alpha males in their prime, and after hitting the wall finally lock a reliable beta male in to take care of them (and sometimes even the “fruits” of the other men) financially for the rest of their lives. This phenomenon is summarized by the popular phrase: Alpha fucks, beta bucks.

Katha is rich with many nuggets of red pill wisdom. One must watch it to fully appreciate it.

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