Making those kinds of sweeping conclusions would be, as critics have pointed out, really irresponsible and dumb.That said, Rodger’s misogynistic rhetoric seems undeniably influenced by the manosphere, and his manifesto has kicked off a loud debate about how modern society treats women, online and off.In other words, red-pilled men are alphas who have seen the light and seized the sex/power/glory owed to them by their biology.Blue-pilled guys are the hapless, sexless dummies still treating women as equals and asking them out in conventional, non-pushy ways.
Rodger has personally been linked to an account on the pick-up site PUAhate.com, where he advocated an overthrow of “this oppressive feminist system” and envisioned “a world where WOMEN FEAR YOU.” On You Tube, he followed a number of accounts that claimed to teach pick-up artistry — a skill that’s equal parts pseudoscience, manipulation and objectification.
This distinction, while it sounds ridiculous, is actually pretty critical to understanding Rodger and his place in the manosphere … While Rodger evidently followed a number of pick-up sites and You Tube channels, his most notable postings were on a site called PUAhate — a forum for malcontents complaining that the “game” didn’t work.
There, and on other forums, Rodger identified as an “incel, or “involuntary celibate” — a virgin who couldn’t get girls, even after taking “the red pill.” On the manosphere totem pole, there’s nothing quite so pathetic. The manosphere reacts to Rodger And so, while some of Rodger’s companions on PUAhate have praised his gruesome spree — Josh Glasstetter at SPLC points out that he was almost seen as some kind of “incel revolutionary” — the rest of the manosphere has worked hard to distance themselves from him.
Police were examining this video posted on You Tube in which a man who identifies himself as Elliot Rodger says he is planning an attack in Isla Vista because he had been snubbed by women.
Editor's note: This video contains language that some may find disturbing.