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This manosphere glossary documents the more common terms of art, neologisms, and memes used by men's rights activists, pick-up artists, Men Going Their Own Way, and other denizens of the manosphere.

[edit] Terms

[edit] Alpha

Also: "alpha male"

An alpha is a male who gets all the sex he desires, because his controlling and socially-dominant personality is so alluring to females;[1][2] alternately, an alpha may refer to a male's tall and muscular body type that all females (without exception) are irresistibly attracted to. Alphas sit at the top of the sexual ladder, shitting down on loser betas and virgin omegas.[2][3] Alphas are essentially marginally-less-assholish bad boys; their "restraint" makes sex even easier for them.[1]

Any alpha who meets all these attributes and yet fails to find sex was never really an alpha at all.

[edit] Alpha fux beta bux

Abbreviation: AFBB

Alpha fux beta bux is a two-phase mating strategy in which a female spends her youth riding the carousel with the hot alphas before finally settling down with a boring but well-heeled beta (who, likely as not, will eventually be taken for everything he's got in a divorce settlement).[4]

[edit] Alpha male of group

Abbreviation: AMOG[3]

The alpha male of group is just that: the most alpha-y male in any group. Because sex is a zero-sum game in which one male's success is another male's involuntary celibacy, the AMOG's "success" (read: stealing your female) means the total failure of every other AFC.[5][6] AMOGING is the act of becoming the alpha male.[6]

[edit] Alpha widow

An alpha widow is every female who has ever dated an alpha in the past, which means that her current beta male lover is merely a placeholder until she can get her next alpha fix. Much like those females riding the carousel, alpha widows aren't capable of genuine change and vacillate between blind attraction and cynical manipulation of her significant others.[7][8][9][10]

[edit] Androphile

See the main article on this topic: Homosexuality

Androphiles are males who pursue sexual relationships with other males, but reject effeminacy, camp,[wp] and other aspects of the "feminist-influenced" gay movement. They act like MRAs, but are attracted to males instead of females. The term was coined by The Spearhead's Jack Donovan, a self-described androphile.[11]

Outside of the manosphere, androphile is a term describing any person who is attracted to men, including straight women, gay men, and anyone else who prefers men. It's a little outdated, but can be useful to describe the sexuality of trans or non-binary people.

[edit] Anglosphere

The Anglosphere[wp] is the portion of the world where English is vernacular. (Roughly, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA.) The Anglosphere is filled with Western women, corrupted by feminism. Some people within the manosphere have criticized the term "Anglosphere", because many places in the world (e.g. Western Europe in particular and the Western world in general) are filled with females who don't speak English natively -- yet have been infected by feminism.[12]

[edit] Apex fallacy

See the main article on this topic: Apex fallacy

The apex fallacy is a logical fallacy pioneered by MRAs which proves that males aren't privileged in any way, because "privilege" (as proposed by feminists) is based solely on looking longfully at the gender disparity among those who lead society, rather than, say, other substantial statistical disparities between males and females such as the gender pay gap.

[edit] Average frustrated chump

Abbreviation: AFC[3]

An average frustrated chump is a beta, incel, nice guy, or any other male who should be getting sex but isn't, because feminists have destroyed females.[13][14][15][16]

[edit] Bad boy

A bad boy is an alpha who is an asshole to females, being keyed into the revelation that they will reward him with sex in spite of (or, as some would have it, because of) him being an asshole. Many manosphere sites support a false dichotomy between bad boys and nice guys. Females' perceived preference for bad boys is common among self-described betas, nice guys, loveshies and incels, who see this dynamic as the cause of their own sexual failures with females. Don't be surprised if they define bad boys' behavior with heavy doses of racism and misogyny.[1][17]

[edit] Beta

A beta is a male who is somewhat inept in relationships with females and thus doesn't get "enough" sex,[3] because he isn't controlling confident enough to be an alpha, because he isn't assholish enough to be a bad boy, or maybe because he doesn't buy into all this pick-up artist shit at all. (At least they aren't omegas.)

Note that this is not the way "beta males" work in animal behaviorology, where they are the "second in command" to alpha males and may fight to take their place.[18]

[edit] Beta uprising

The beta uprising is predicted to happen when betas and omegas become filled with omega rage and collectively commit acts of violence, thereby intimidating women into being less hypergamous and giving betas and nice guys a chance. So far, several men (most famously George Sodini[wp], Elliot Rodger, and Christopher Harper-Mercer) have committed mass murder out of sexual frustration, but none of them have sparked a "beta uprising" -- in fact, many of these incidents have galvanized support for feminism.

[edit] Black pill

This is a series of ideas found in smaller portions of the manosphere. It is basically a fatalistic version of the red pill with the ideas of biological determinism at its core. The idea surrounding it is that the PUA game is a scam and that bad boys do not attract females; instead, the most important factor is looks and physical traits. Taking the "black pill" is synonymous with coming to the realization that those who lack such traits will never be attractive to females, regardless of PUA techniques used, and should just give up.[19] (It is alleged that the Black Pill blog is a troll.[20])

In conspiracy theorist terms, the black pill occurs when people, confronted with the New World Order, break down into nihilism.[21]

[edit] Blue pill

A blue pill is a person who hasn't woken up to the fact that society discriminates against males, not females; to blue pill is to do the same. The term is a reference to The Matrix, in which taking the blue pill means remaining part of the sheeple and believing nothing is wrong, while taking the red pill means waking up.[3]

[edit] Briffaut's Law

Briffaut's Law holds that "the female, not the male, determines all the conditions of the animal family. Where the female can derive no benefit from association with the male, no such association takes place."[22] Named after Robert Briffaut[wp], a British surgeon and social anthropologist (1874 -1948).

[edit] Build a better beta

More extreme manospherians say that "lighter" red pill sites (such as MMSL or Hooking Up Smart) are trying to build a better beta: encouraging alpha traits, but not to the extent that they actually threaten a marriage or relationship.[23] Go dark triad or go home!

[edit] Carousel

Also known as: Cock Carousel, Bad Boy Cock Carousel, Alpha Asshole Cock Carousel

The carousel is supposedly the period between the ages of roughly 18 and 30 in which a female has sex with as many alphas as possible, preferably in a hypergamous manner, after which they hit the Wall, panic, and attempt to marry a beta.[3][24]

[edit] Cel

See the main article on this topic: Celibacy

Cel is short for "celibacy". The manosphere uses this term much more broadly than a dictionary would; it essentially refers to any significant period of time which a male has spent without sex. See: heightcel, hicel, incel, marcel, nearcel, noncel, volcel. Presumably, a guy who stayed celibate long enough could be termed a Duracel.

[edit] Chad

Also known as: Chad Thundercock

The man, the myth, the legend. Chad is the archetypal alpha bad boy; he and his girlfriend Stacy are perennial objects of the manosphere's envy and resentment.[25][26][27][28] Some denizens of the manosphere, particularly in Reddit's red pill community, display a nigh-homoerotic obsession with the guy. No really, read their fanfictions.[29] His Black counterpart is "Tyrone," because of course that's his name.

[edit] Cocky and funny

A frame employed by pick-up artists, involving imitation of confidence and a sense of humor by someone who understands neither.

[edit] Creep shaming

See the main article on this topic: Creep shaming

Creep shaming occurs when a female rejects and/or comments on a male's unwanted sexual advances in a way that shames him, sometimes (though not necessarily) by calling him a creep. Making a big deal about creep shaming distracts people from whatever the male did and, thus, whether or not it was indeed creepy. Interestingly, many who attack direct forms of rejection such as creep shaming also attack indirect forms such as friendzoning, suggesting the root problem is with the rejection itself.

[edit] Cuckold

See the main article on this topic: Miscegenation

A cuckold, or cuck, is a beta whose female has been knocked up by an alpha and who is forced to raise the result. This happens all the time (in reality, actual rates are 1-2% historically[30]). Numerous manospherians, including Reddit's red pill community[31] as well as the ever-charming Roissy,[32][33] have described being cuckolded as the male equivalent of being raped — ignoring, of course, that men can and do get raped. The shortened form of cuck typically implies racism a white beta being cuckolded by a black alpha, but has also become an all-purpose snarl word akin to "mangina." Within alt-right circles, cuck and the portmanteau cuckservitive are snarl words for conservatives who aren't quite racist enough.[34][35]

[edit] Dark triad

The dark triad[wp] is the combination of animal abuse, fire setting and bedwetting narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. Emulating these traits is purported to be the secret to the ultimate "chicks dig jerks" mentality.[36][37]

[edit] Display of higher value

Abbreviation: DHV[3]

A display of higher value is any public behaviour which increases one's sexual market value in the sexual marketplace.

[edit] Display of lower value

Abbreviation: DLV[3]

A display of lower value is any public behaviour which decreases one's sexual market value in the sexual marketplace.

[edit] Divorce

According to the manosphere, divorce is an inevitability in any marriage (at least if married to a feminist) and the means by which a female steals a male's hard-earned bank assets, house, kids, and so on.

[edit] Divorce rape

Divorce rape refers to the alleged harm inflicted upon a male after his wife (unjustly) ends their marriage. This term refers primarily to financial harm, such as the divide of marital property, child support, and (rarely) alimony. No MRA worth his fedora will ever admit that a.) men typically do much better financially after a divorce as opposed to women,[38] and b.) comparing losing a bit of money to an actual sexual assault is a fucking terrible thing to do.

[edit] Double blue pill

Using blue pill ideas to refute other blue pill ideas, as a reductio ad absurdum technique[citation needed].

[edit] Dread game

Dread game is achieving greater emotional control over a relationship by threatening to end it or publicly violating its bounds. This is more commonly known as as relationship abuse by most people who aren't fucked in the head.

[edit] DTF

Someone is Down To Fuck when they're ready and willing to have sex. This one has usage outside of the manosphere.

[edit] Egalitarian

Like "equalism," egalitarian is a term frequently used when disdaining feminism, in phrases such as "if they really believed in equality they would call themselves egalitarian instead of feminist" and "I think the feminists and MRAs are both wrong: I'm an egalitarian".

[edit] Ephebophilia

Ephebophilia is sexual attraction to teenagers. It is, apparently, completely different from pedophilia. Many manospherians view attraction to teenage girls as a totally natural biotruth; in their eyes, age of consent laws are an affront to "healthy male sexuality" — since, after all, women hit the Wall soon after reaching adulthood anyway.

[edit] Equalism

Equalism is an insurrectionist movement opposed to elemental bending implicit claim that feminists are not interested in true equality; "I'm not a feminist, I'm an equalist". It is used by people who subscribe to a variety of feminism that involves them not having to change their ways to any degree whatsoever, and not to even have to suffer uncomfortable thoughts. Any feminism beyond this is considered by the manosphere to be radical feminism or feminazism and perpetuated by social justice warriors.

[edit] False rape accusation

Only betas get accused of rape; alphas are immune.[39]

A false rape accusation occurs when a female falsely claims that a male raped her. MRAs maintain that false rape accusations are extremely common, used by women for petty revenge, for money and attention, or to avoid looking like a slut after sex that was actually consensual.

[edit] Feminazi

See the main article on this topic: Feminazi

Feminazi is a self-explanatory snarl word for extreme feminists, popularised by Rush Limbaugh. The term is common among MRAs and very common in "red pill" circles, where it's used to describe feminists they don't like (which, in practice, means pretty much all feminists). Godwin's Law and its corollary apply.

[edit] Feminism

Feminism is just misandry.[40] And when you can't find anyone to agree with your arguments, photoshop them until they do.
See the main article on this topic: Feminism

The manosphere divides feminism into two categories:

  1. Historical feminism, the old-fashioned kind of feminism (pre-90s for politically liberal MRAs, pre-1960s for conservatives) which pushed for equality between males and females. According to MRAs, gender equality has totally been achieved, so these feminists should just go the fuck away.
  2. "modern feminism" or feminazism, the current kind of feminism, in which females supposedly strip males of their rights by refusing to have sex with the ones who deserve it.[3]

[edit] Femiservative

A femiservative is a conservative supposedly allied with the feminist movement. The term is often used in the context of pornography debates, in which both conservatives and many feminists argue for more restrictions.

[edit] Foreign women

See the main article on this topic: Foreign women

In the manosphere, foreign women are females who come from cultures which the manosphere thinks (very likely incorrectly) are untouched by feminism, and who therefore remain subservient to male demands pure and beautiful. Foreign women are highly sought after, and are contrasted with Western women. Some manosphere folks even claim that gay and asexual males aren't really that way -- they just haven't experienced the magic of a foreign female yet. Right.[citation needed]

[edit] Frame

Frame is control of how another person (especially a female) perceives themselves. Frame is one of the ultimate alpha traits,[41] and "always maintain frame!" is a common phrase from one would-be alpha male to another; in other words, "alphas" expect to be able to gaslight every person they ever meet, all the time.

[edit] Friendzone

See the main article on this topic: Friendzone

A friendzone occurs when a male is friends (shudder) with a female without any sex,[3] especially if the two were originally femalefriend girlfriend and boyfriend. The idea of being friends with a female is apparently insufferable to many incels.

Of course, "we should just be friends" is usually a coded way for a female to tell a male that she doesn't want to date or have sex with him, whether or not she actually wants to be friends with him. Many who attack indirect forms of rejection such as friendzoning also attack more direct forms such as creep shaming, suggesting that their real problem is with rejection itself.

[edit] Frivorce

Frivorce is the portmanteau of "frivolous" and "divorce," and is used to describe almost all divorces initiated by a female, regardless of cause.

[edit] Game

Game or gaming is the (sleazy) art of seduction practised by pick-up artists. Game involves various conversational and psychological techniques to break down a female's resistance (no, really) and make her receptive to having sex, whether she intends to or not.[3]

[edit] 'Gina tingles

'Gina tingles ("'gina" being short for vagina) are what a female allegedly experiences in the presence of an alpha, overriding all rational thought.[42]

[edit] Go fuck ten other women

Abbreviations: FTOW,[43] GFTOW[44]
Also known as: Go find ten other women (for when you're on a board with a swear filter).

Go fuck ten other women is common advice from pick-up artists to get over oneitis and rejection. Why? Because having sex with ten females supposedly reminds a male that all females are the same, and therefore no singular female is worthy of a male's attention.

[edit] Gun in the room

Sometimes also referred to as a loaded gun in the room; common term among MGTOWs. This phrase is a euphemism for marriage with a female.

[edit] Hamster

A hamster, otherwise known as a rationalization hamster, is a mythical creature manospherians invented to prevent females from having independent thought thought process that resides in females' brains and "runs in its wheel" to create rationalizations or justifications for their (illogical/immoral/capricious/destructive/slutty/hypergamous/misandristic) behaviors.[3][45][46][47][48] It has become a meme,[49] and indeed a counter-MRA meme (see image).[50]

[edit] Hard no

A hard no, coming from a female, is the kind of no that actually means no, as opposed to all the kinds that don't.

[edit] HB

HB stands for "Hot Babe". This may be suffixed by their attractiveness rating, e.g. "HB10."

[edit] Herbivore men

Herbivore men, also known as grass eaters, are a recent phenomenon in Japan of males eschewing social expectations to pursue relationships, marriage, or a family, concentrating instead on a single life. Men Going Their Own Way are obsessed with the herbivore men, whom they insist are part of their own movement, regardless of the differing social and cultural factors at play in Japan — even going so far as to speculate about why feminism has such a notable impact in Japan.[51] In fact, the social pressures to marry in Japan (and many other cultures) are very un-feminist and apply to both genders, though males are somewhat better placed to defy these expectations.

[edit] Heightcel

A heightcel is a male who is incel because of his height, or lack thereof. Within the PUA community, a short stature is typically considered a huge obstacle to picking up HBs.

[edit] Hicel

A hicel is a "high-standards involuntary celibate" person.[52] Suposedly, this means somebody with such high standards that no female can achieve them. How the celibacy is "involuntary" when it's the result of a person's "high standards", we may never know.

[edit] Hypergamy

Hypergamy is the perceived tendency of females to date, have sex with, and/or marry males of a higher socioeconomic status than them.[3] This is also commonly called "gold-digging" in more overtly low-brow and less pseudo-intellectual parlance. According to many in the manosphere, hypergamy is instinctual, and it is *A Bad Thing*, responsible for involuntary celibacy among so many suffering low-status men.

It's worth noting that "hypergamy" is an actual scientific term, used in sociology to classify relationships where the male member of the relationship is of higher status (pertaining to a relevant variable, like formal education or income). Of course, even a cursory examination of studies using the term reveals that such relationships are not particularly common, let alone inevitable as maintained by MRAs.

[edit] Incel

An incel is a male who is 'involuntarily celibate",[3] usually blaming it on society, females, feminists, bad boys, hypergamy, etc. While there are obviously many ordinary people who experience sexual rejection, incels tend to exhibit a bizarre misogynistic worldview. For example, some claim that it's "cruel" for females to have sex with some males while rejecting others, or to dress attractively while not being sexually available to every guy who's interested. In the manosphere, there are a thousand different types of -cels[12] -- but there's no such thing as a female incel, because shut up, that's why.

[edit] Kino escalation

Kino escalation is a game technique in which a male follows up on verbal seduction by touching a female, without seeking her permission, followed by increasing the amount and intimacy of the touching. (She won't notice it, honest!)

[edit] Last minute resistance

Abbreviation: LMR

Last minute resistance is something that the chosen target of a pick-up artist says or does just before sex could occur, to indicate that no, she actually still doesn't want to have sex with him. Various game theories and techniques are devoted to overcoming this kind of last minute resistance and achieving something approximating consent so that the pick-up artist can carry on in the direction he's going.

[edit] Let's just be friends

Abbreviation: LJBF

The dreaded phrase uttered by a female when banishing a male to the friendzone.

[edit] Looksism

Looksism is the belief that a person's physical appearance is the primary determinant of their attractiveness as a mate.[53] Looksism the polar opposite of personalitism.

[edit] Looks ladder

I never fucked a ten. Not once! But one night, I fucked five twos! That oughtta count for something.
George Carlin
Also known as: Attractiveness rating, X/10 rating (X is a number)

The looks ladder is a measure of a person's physical attractiveness, with 10/10 (aka a dime piece) meaning very attractive and 1/10 meaning very unattractive. The resultant number is often used as a noun, sometimes numerator only (e.g. "last night I banged a 7"). The looks ladder shows not only a willingness to objectify both males and females, but also a terrible lack of creativity. The manosphere generally assumes their ratings of almost anyone to be objective truth.[54]

[edit] Loveshy

A Loveshy is a male with a purported social/psychological condition that renders them unable to pursue relationships or sex due to social anxiety, awkwardness and shyness. The concept has been popularised by — and is most heavily associated with — Love-shy.com. Essentially, Loveshies are an even more self-pitying variation on incels with some added self-diagnosis and pseudopsychology.

[edit] Male/Female

In the manosphere, male and female are often the preferred nomenclature for the sexes, as opposed to "man" and "woman", because the former terms better capture the sense that we're just animals driven by base instincts, and so demanding sex is purely natural.[citation needed] Often, males are "men" but females are "females"; for the sake of fairness, we've used both male and female here.

The major exceptions appear to be (on the female side) Western women/foreign women, GFTOW, and red pill women; and (on the male side) herbivore men, MGTOW, and of course the men's rights movement.

[edit] Mangina

See the main article on this topic: Mangina

A mangina is any pro-feminist male, or any male who is seen as collaborating with the perceived matriarchy. It is frequently expanded to include any male who isn't stereotypically macho enough or doesn't share the MRA movement's hostility toward females.[12]

[edit] Manosphere

See the main article on this topic: Manosphere

The manosphere is a nigh-endless prairie where dozens of strange, abbreviated creatures graze on the grass of masculinity. Prime beasts include MRAs, PUAs, and MGTOWs.[12]

[edit] Marcel

Short for married celibate, a marcel is somebody who is involuntarily celibate in marriage.[55] There are two implications here: first, that married people are somehow trapped in marriage together, even if it is sexless; and, second, that married persons should not be celibate, because their spouse should comply with their sexual wishes.

[edit] Marriage 2.0

A neologism referring to marriage in the age of no-fault divorce. The supposed sequence of events that leads to Marriage 2.0 is, that after years of acting bitchy and withholding sex, an evil American female decides she's "unhappy," and proceeds to kick her husband out of his own house, claim half of his worldly possessions, alienate him from his children, collect "free" money every month in the form of alimony and child support, and jump into the bed of someone with better hair and optional tattoos. For bonus points, said female will likely throw in a provably false accusation of domestic abuse or child molestation; most research shows that this is likely to backfire in real-world divorce or custody cases, to the point where many lawyers will tell a battered spouse to keep quiet in the interest of a faster or more equitable split.[citation needed]

[edit] Married man sex life

Abbreviation; MMSL

A series of books and an accompanying website by self-described "relationship counselor" Athol Kay, for monogamous couples only, very popular in the manosphere. Considerably less nasty and bombastic than most "red pill" literature, its central thesis differs from the latter in that the optimum marriage partner is a mixture of both alpha and beta traits, and if you're a marcel, it's because you aren't the hitting the right balance. Often used to put a false face on the community as a whole (who doesn't want a happy relationship?). As such, it is one of the prime vehicles for "converts" to the manosphere, and heavily responsible for the influx of the manosphere's female element.

So Alpha Traits create attraction and that “in love” feeling, and Beta Traits create the pair bond and makes her feel relaxed enough to have sex. You need a balance of both Alpha and Beta in a marriage to maximize her desire to have sex with you.

[edit] Men's rights movement

See the main article on this topic: Men's rights movement
Abbreviations: MR, MRA (Men's Rights Activist/Activism), MRM[3]

The men's rights movement is a movement that pushes for the rights of males in Western society, which is perceived as discriminatory moreso against males than females. At the (mostly) benign end of the spectrum are equalist groups and individuals that have some valid points to make (for example, on issues such as disparities in divorce outcomes and child custody, mental health stigmas, or enforced military service for males in some countries). However, these groups often play host to males with disturbing views about feminism and females in general. The more prominent men's rights groups, including incel communities, MGTOW and "red pill" communities, are toxic dens of misogyny.[12]

[edit] Men Going Their Own Way

See the main article on this topic: Men Going Their Own Way
Abbreviations: MGTOW, MGHOW (Man Going His Own Way), MGTOWer

Although it may sound like the title of a gay porn film, Men Going Their Own Way are actually a subset of MRAs who react to the feminazism and female supremacy they imagine to be going on in society by boycotting females altogether.[3] So instead of having girlfriends or wives, they just congregate online to complain about how females are all such bitches and brag about how easily they could get laid if they wanted to. Unlike incels, their celibacy is voluntary, though some do not even necessarily abstain from sex or dating but merely "refuse to surrender their will to the social expectations of women and society" in their interactions. Most people who aren't MRAs wish that MGTOW would STFU, GTFO and GTOW already.[12]

[edit] Misandry

See the main article on this topic: Misandry

Misandry is hatred of males, which MRAs purport is a characteristic of every feminist, especially feminazis, all females who don't succumb to clumsy attempts at seduction, and Western society at large.

[edit] Misandry bubble

The misandry bubble theory, first proposed in an article by a blogger called "The Futurist"[56], posits that the current state of feminism and misandry will reverse itself by 2020. According to the article, the "misandry bubble" will "pop" due to four factors: men taking the red pill, the advent of sexual entertainment technologies (like virtual reality and sexbots), an exodus of men from the West to countries uncorrupted by feminism, and men going Galt. Even though a reversal of feminist advances is highly unlikely, and even though the majority of men don't particularly care about feminism or consider themselves oppressed, most denizens of the manosphere are unrealistically optimistic about the popping of the misandry bubble, reminiscent of many religious fundamentalists' confidence that the second coming is actually going to happen.

[edit] Misogyny

See the main article on this topic: Misogyny

Misogyny is hatred of women, which nobody in the manosphere has. Nobody.

[edit] Natural

A natural is a male who can engage in casual sex or satisfying relationships with females without adopting a shitload of misogynistic concepts and evo psych woo. In the manosphere, the term is used as a snarl word to invalidate these males' experience, as it isn't "natural" for the majority of beta males. People outside of the manosphere routinely refer to naturals as "functioning adults".

[edit] Nearcel

Short for nearly celibate, a nearcel is a person who is unable to satisfy their sexual urges often enough, making them one step above incels.[57] Poor souls.

[edit] Negging

Negging is an ubiquitous "game" technique in which the pick-up artist entices his target by treating her like shit. Because that's what females want, right? While this may sound an awful lot like shit testing, it's completely different. Honest.

[edit] Next

In the manosphere, next is used as a verb (awkwardly, although not as awkward as using "Shatner" as a verb), implying rejection in either a sexual or relationship sense. Often used out of passive-aggressiveness or spite, and fitting in with the MRA/PUA notion that power lies in the ability to reject someone.

[edit] Nice guy

See the main article on this topic: Nice guy

A nice guy is somebody who is not mean to females, contrasting with bad boys. "I'm a nice guy — how come girls don't want to sleep with me?" is a familiar lament among frustrated and entitled incels and MRAs and the phrase nice guy is most often used as a pejorative for males who play this card. The problem here is that the guy usually isn't as "nice" as he thinks he is, and this delusion can mask anything from token shows of chivalry in the hope of sexual favours to more overtly stalkerish and passive-aggressive behaviour toward females.

Even Isla Vista killer Elliot Rodger described himself as "the perfect guy" and "the supreme gentlemen," all the while referring to all females as "sluts," shortly before embarking on his violent rampage.[58]

[edit] Noncel

A noncel is somebody who is not celibate; i.e. a male who has sex regularly.

[edit] Not all women are like that

Abbreviation: NAWALT[3]

Not all women are like that is a common and reasonable response to manospheric (esp. MGTOW) claims that all women are evil male-hating bitches. Misogynists hear this so often they abbreviate it to NAWALT to dismiss any criticism of this kind, as if this refutes it. In fact, "AWALT" (All Women Are Like That) is a common manosphere buzzword in itself.[59]

Ironically, "not all men are like that" or "not all MRAs are like that" have become common defences within the MRA community when faced with severe criticism, especially in the aftermath of the misogyny-inspired Isla Vista massacre of May 2014. This in turn prompted the "#YesAllWomen" social media hashtag used by females to share experiences of sexism and sexual victimisation.[12]

[edit] Omega

An omega is a male who has no prospects whatsoever of getting laid. Omegas are below alphas, betas, and every other rung on the imaginary sexual hierarchy.

"Omega" is occasionally used as a term of pride by PUAs to glorify their technique. According to these males, they are not "alphas" because they are not heavily muscled jocks, but they can nevertheless get sex from females through their game techniques; that is to say, their game supposedly transcends their alleged physical unattractiveness. Of course, a more likely explanation of this phenomenon is that, contrary to manospheric beliefs, different females are attracted to different types of males.

[edit] Omega rage

Also known as: incel rage

Omega rage is a purported state of mind reached by omegas in which their lack of sexual prospects leads to violent sexual, suicidal, or homicidal behavior. The most horrific example in recent memory would be the 2014 Isla Vista killings. Manospherians will often use this as a jumping-off point to advertise their ideology, going as far as to state "Game can save lives." [60] More than most game ideology, this heavily reinforces the argumentum ad baculum at the heart of it all; women are expected to provide sex not because they want to or feel attracted to the person, but because of the possible consequences of saying "no."

[edit] Oneitis

Oneitis occurs when a male falls in love with a singular female, but said female does not love said male.[3] Because pick-up artists oppose romance/monogamy/marriage and support having as much sex as possible because "all women are the same anyway," the prescribed treatment for oneitis is to go fuck ten other women.

[edit] Orbiter

Also: Orb, beta orbiter

An orbiter is a male who has entered the friendzone but somehow continues to like his female friend despite the fact that they don't want sex.[3] According to the manosphere, sexual relationships are the only valid relationships that heterosexual men can and should have with women.

[edit] Paleomasculinism

Paleomasculinism views male domination and female submission as part of the natural order of things, and is held by many red pill adherents. Paleomasculinism as a movement seeks to distance itself from the men's rights movement and PUAs/gamers.[61] See appeal to nature, biological determinism.

[edit] Pedestal

Also "putting pussy on the pedestal", "pedestalizing"

Males put females on the pedestal if they treat women as humans their betters. Males do this either to make it easier to gain sex or because they are a white knighting mangina.[62]

[edit] Personalitism

Personalitism is the belief that a person's personality is the primary determinant of their attractiveness as a mate.[63] Personalitism is opposed to looksism.

[edit] Pick-up artist

See the main article on this topic: Pick-up artist
Also known as: PUA,[3] Gamer

A pick-up artist is a male whose lifestyle is devoted to seducing and having sex with many females, usually through various game strategies.

[edit] Plate theory

Plate theory is the idea, promoted by PUAs, that males should date as many females as possible at the same time (i.e., "keep the plates spinning") to maximize their chances of success.[3][64][65][66] Some PUAs have rejected plate theory.[67]

[edit] Red pill

A red pill is a person who is purported to have woken up to the fact that society discriminates against men, not women; to red pill is to do the same. The term is a reference to The Matrix[3][68] in which taking the blue pill means remaining part of the sheeple and thinking nothing is wrong.[69] The term is used among the more militantly misogynistic and conspiracy theorist manosphere groups. The concept of "red pilling" is also applied in other contexts where there is believed to be some important "truth" (i.e., a conspiracy theory) that the sheeple are oblivious to (e.g. "red pill me on 9/11").

This term is also frequently used by proponents of "race realism", who coincidentally wish for a more traditional way of life. In most cases, this requires thinking feminism and multiculturalism is the new status quo, and it's the Traditional Values which are subversive. That way, you can act like a bigot and still feel like you're speaking truth to power.

The earliest known usage of "red pill" for "right-wing enlightenment" is by neoreactionary "Mencius Moldbug" in April 2007.[70] The first use found in relation to pickup artistry is September 2007;[71]; it gained currency with pickup artists in 2009 and 2010.

It is particularly hilarious that organised misogynists and reactionaries have wholeheartedly embraced a term from a movie, written and directed by two transgender women, in which a black male and a female convince a white male to fight subjugation.

[edit] Red pill women

Red pill women is a term for female bloggers who generally agree with manosphere philosophy and link to manosphere sites, and an interesting snapshot of internalized misogyny and power politics.[72] Many tend to be religious wingnuts from groups with a focus on "male headship", and/or willing to take desperate measures to fix an unhappy relationship. Male manosphere types tend to alternate between holding them up as shining examples of someone who "gets it," or using them as proxy targets in their fight against women. For example, a prominent female blogger in the sphere will be heavily reposted to show the community doesn't hate women and in fact welcomes them, then castigated for "stealing the spotlight" from equally talented male bloggers. Many tend to post (either of their own volition, or from not wanting to be seen as "frigid") explicit sexual content, with a heavy emphasis on "domestic discipline"; they are then accused of exploiting their sexual power over men for page hits.[citation needed]

[edit] Seduction

Seduction is a term used by pick-up artists, presumably in an attempt to make their sleazy activities sound sophisticated and, well, seductive. Successful PUAs have achieved the dictionary definition of seduction without any of the romantic connotations.

[edit] Sex

The original alpha male -- it gets what it want and doesn't take "I'm travelling at lightspeed" for an answer.
See the main article on this topic: Sex

Like a supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy, sex is the most massive object in the manosphere, around which all else revolves.

[edit] Sexual marketplace

Abbreviation: SMP

The sexual marketplace is the market on which everyone flaunts their sexual goods. If it sounds weird, that's because it is.

[edit] Sexual market value

Abbreviation: SMV

Somebody's sexual market value refers to their sexual desirability. It is apparently the primary measure of an individual's worth.[3]

[edit] Sexbot

Just what it sounds like: an anthropomorphic robot made for people to have sex with. Many manospherians predict an oncoming "sexbot revolution," which will pop the misandry bubble by ending involuntary celibacy and allowing men to go their own way, but these predictions fail to take into account the fact that most men have no need for sexbots, as they're not incels or raging misogynists.

[edit] Shit testing

Shit testing is the vile female practice of showing disrespect to a male to test whether he has any backbone by seeing how he reacts. This is of course completely different to negging. The term originated in the pick-up artist subculture.[73]

[edit] Slayer

A male who frequently gets casual sex with attractive females. Not to be confused with the thrash metal band[wp].

[edit] Snowflake

Also known as: Special snowflake

A snowflake is a female who considers herself special and different from other women. All females attempt to convince all males that they are snowflakes, when it's an obvious truth that all women are the same.[3]

[edit] Social justice warrior

See the main article on this topic: Social justice warrior
Abbreviation: SJW

A social justice warrior is anyone who supports feminism, attacks racism, is generally not an asshole, etc. In the manosphere, the term is always used pejoratively and attempts to end discussion through humiliation and otherization. This is despite the fact that, by their own standards, MRAs would qualify as social justice warriors. After all, they claim to be persecuted by society, and they use this claim of oppression to justify their own bigotry and categorical, sweeping dislike of a given group. Really, if the genders were reversed, they'd be no different than those they despise.

[edit] Socio-sexual hierarchy

In a nutshell, the socio-sexual hierarchy is "all that alpha-beta-omega stuff". Several bloggers have attempted to expand further, with the most ridiculous coming from Vox Day. This adds "gamma" and "delta" males that are essentially lower versions of "beta," "lambda" males (homosexuals), and "sigma" males (super-alpha white nationalist sci-fi hacks)[74] Day's hierarchy hasn't gained a lot of traction in the manosphere, and has been lampooned by other bloggers. [75]

[edit] Stacy

Stacy is the archetype of a high-value, hypergamous slut and the female counterpart of Chad.

[edit] Target

A target is a female whom a pick-up artist has set his sights on. Normal people instead call her a victim.

[edit] Thirst

A person is thirsty if they highly desire sex.[76] This has use outside of the manosphere; the major difference is that, when normal people use the word, it's not quite so creepy.

[edit] Token resistance

See the main article on this topic: Token resistance

When a female makes comments like "No", "I don't want to have sex", or "We're not going to have sex" that don't line up with supposed other behavior that indicates that really, she did want to have sex.[77]

[edit] Unicorn

Good women are mythical creatures, bro.[78]

A unicorn is a perfect, loving, faithful girlfriend or wife (usually attractive and non-"slutty" to boot). Obviously, such women do not exist (AWALT and all).

[edit] Volcel

A volcel is a person who is voluntarily celibate.[79]

[edit] Wall

Females hit the Wall when they get really old, like 25 or so,[3][81] suddenly become totally gross, have a precipitous drop in sexual market value, get flung off of the cock carousel, and have to either marry a boring beta or resign themselves to lonely spinsterdom. This is a thing that totally happens in reality. As a "fun" side note, in Japan, a female who has hit the Wall is known as a "Christmas cake", because supposedly no one wants it after the 25th.[82]

[edit] Western women

Also known as: WW, Ameriskanks

Western women are those females who have been touched by the evil corruption of feminism and don't wish to have sex with males on demand. Western women primarily come from the Anglosphere and are contrasted with foreign women.[12]

[edit] White knight

See the main article on this topic: Whiteknighting
Also known as: WK, Whiteknighting

A white knight is a male who defends a female in an argument.[3] Using this term likens any male defending a female to a knight rescuing a damsel in distress, which apparently always degrades the female as being unable to defend herself (never mind that women who can and do defend themselves get called other things). Furthermore, white knights apparently only defend females in the hope of getting sex from said females. White knights may also be accused of being blue pills, betas, manginas, etc. The term is always derogatory and is intended to end discussion through humiliation or embarrassment.

[edit] Wizard

A wizard is a male who has reached the age of 30 without having sex. Wizard can take the form of both an insult or an honorific, given the context and community (i.e. PUA or volcel/hicel).

[edit] Zeta

Not to be confused with the Mexican drug cartel of the same name, Zetas are synonymous with omegas,[83] except with a worse understanding of the Greek alphabet.[citation NOT needed]

[edit] External links

[edit] See also

[edit] Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Difference between the Badboy and the Real Alpha male, from Traits of the Alpha Male
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://web.archive.org/web/20111020070401/http://www.love-shy.com/w/index.php?title=Alpha_male&oldid=65 "An alpha male is a male at the top of the dating heap, carried over by analogy from wolf hierarchies."
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 Satirical glossary from /r/TheBluePill on Reddit
  4. https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/woman-admits-to-alpha-fux-beta-bux-dating-strategy/
  5. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=AMOG
  6. 6.0 6.1 http://www.the-alpha-lounge.com/amog.html "Be the alpha male of your group and win the attention [sic] the ladies"
  7. https://www.reddit.com/r/TheRedPill/comments/2s1coz/what_is_an_alpha_widow_and_why_does_it_matter/
  8. http://therationalmale.com/2012/08/16/blueprint-for-an-alpha-widow/ "with the first person emotional investment, female will routinely return to a former lover if his Alpha impact was sufficient enough. Even when a female cannot physically return to that Alpha-defined relationship, she will return emotionally.". Bonus: "Hers is the predictable reflex with which females feel the need to associate with themselves when confronted with (even hypothetically) another female's behaviors reflecting badly upon the feminine as a whole."
  9. Rollo Tomassi (November 23, 2011) "Old Flame, New Game"
  10. "Ghosts of the Alpha Widow". September 8, 2014.
  11. http://www.jack-donovan.com/androphilia/about-the-author/
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 Manosphere glossary from We Hunted The Mammoth
  13. http://therationalmale.com/2011/09/13/average-frustrated-chump/
  14. http://www.pualingo.com/average-frustrated-chump-afc/
  15. http://puamore.com/wiki/afc/
  16. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=AFC
  17. For full hilarity, see here.
  18. Stop using the term "beta male" to mean "wimp"
  19. https://omegavirginrevolt.wordpress.com/why-the-black-pill/
  20. http://theneckbeardchroniclesarchives.blogspot.com/2012/11/he-black-pill-deep-cover-feminist.html
  21. Conspiracy Theorists Want To Put You In A Concentration Camp
  22. Marche, Stephen. Swallowing the Red Pill: a journey to the heart of modern misogyny. The Guardian, Apr. 14, 2016.
  23. http://therationalmale.com/2011/12/05/build-a-better-beta/
  24. Manosphere Myths: The Cock Carousel, from Aaron Sleazy, a self-identified "seducer"
  25. https://m.reddit.com/r/TheRedPill/comments/3nfloo/who_is_chad_thundercock_a_trp_introspective/
  26. https://m.reddit.com/r/TheRedPill/comments/3d10py/what_would_chad_do_tm/
  27. https://m.reddit.com/r/TheRedPill/comments/3ivaal/chad_is_not_a_red_piller/
  28. http://rebrn.com/re/three-long-overdue-red-pill-reality-checks-896593/
  29. https://m.reddit.com/r/TheRedPill/comments/391bf0/chad_thundercock_succeeds_at_online_dating/
  30. Cuckolded Fathers Rare in Human Populations by M. H. D. Larmuseau et al. Trends in Ecology & Evolution Volume 31, Issue 5, p. 327–329, May 2016. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2016.03.004 show
  31. "Stop misusing the word cuckold. Its [sic a useful powerful word. Its [sic] the male equivalent of rape."]
  32. "Cuckoldry Vs. Butt Rape"
  33. "Female Rapists"
  34. What is a Cuckservative? (Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, 24 July 2015
  35. "Remember, if you hear the term “cuckservative,” it is a slur against Christian voters coined by white-supremacists." (Erick Erickson, Twitter, 23 July 2015)
  36. https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/why-are-men-with-dark-triad-personalities-so-irresistible-to-women/
  37. http://illimitablemen.com/2013/11/17/understanding-the-dark-triad/
  38. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/jan/25/divorce-women-research
  39. http://theantifeminist.com/feminism-does-not-pay-evilwhitemale-meme-image/
  40. http://theantifeminist.com/scarecrows-honest-feminist-meme/
  41. The Battle To Maintain Frame Control, from "Quintus Curtius"
  42. [1] "Women are strictly unable to use their rationality to curb their subconscious instincts and therefore 'gina tingles function like a drug in a female's system- one who's [sic] effect she cannot properly control."
  43. Urban Dictionary's definition of FTOW
  44. Urban Dictionary's definition of GFTOW
  45. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-B4mXHtXBdxA/UyHI8IY4XLI/AAAAAAAAAD8/NVmxRS9Z72Y/s1600/The+Hamster+Model+by+Kyo.png
  46. http://www.avoiceformen.com/fiction/the-rationalization-hamster-or-matria-toxicanus/
  47. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=rationalization+hamster
  48. http://samvincente.com/rationalization-hamster
  49. http://www.quickmeme.com/Rationalization-Hamster/?upcoming
  50. http://wehuntedthemammoth.com/2012/10/16/reddit-mra-upvote-brigade-to-the-rescue-or-the-battle-of-the-urban-dictionary-atheism-definition/comment-page-1/
  51. "Japan’s ‘herbivore’ problem...likely our future", Erudite Knight.
  52. http://web.archive.org/web/20130314065952/http://www.love-shy.com/lswiki/Hicel
  53. http://web.archive.org/web/20111025024411/http://www.love-shy.com/lswiki/Looksism
  54. http://web.archive.org/web/20111025070039/http://www.love-shy.com/lswiki/Looks_ladder
  55. http://web.archive.org/web/20130314072830/http://www.love-shy.com/lswiki/Marcel
  56. "The Misandry Bubble"
  57. http://web.archive.org/web/20130314070427/http://www.love-shy.com/lswiki/Nearcel
  58. Elliot Rodger's Retribution video
  59. http://www.wehuntedthemammoth.com/2012/05/05/not-all-misogynists-are-like-that/
  60. https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/game-can-save-lives/
  61. We Come Not to Praise the Men’s Rights Movement, But to Bury It, from Matt Forney, a Paleomasculinist
  62. http://web.archive.org/web/20111025023857/http://www.love-shy.com/lswiki/Pussy_on_the_pedestal
  63. http://web.archive.org/web/20111025013826/http://www.love-shy.com/lswiki/Personalitism
  64. http://therationalmale.com/2011/08/19/plate-theory-2/
  65. http://sosuave.net/forum/showthread.php?t=228178
  66. https://www.reddit.com/r/TheRedPill/comments/2c1gzp/can_spinning_plates_or_even_ltr_provide_a_lasting/
  67. http://www.makeyourbestself.com/how-the-game-is-screwing-you-3-ways-pick-up-art-is-hurting-men/
  68. http://web.archive.org/web/20110217193932/http://www.mgtowforums.com/forums/new-members-introduction/
  69. https://storify.com/a_man_in_black/the-redpill-right
  70. The case against democracy: ten red pills (Mencius Moldbug, Unqualified Reservations, 24 April 2007)
  71. http://www.sosuave.net/forum/showthread.php?t=130853
  72. http://wehuntedthemammoth.com/category/red-pill-women/
  73. http://groupthink.kinja.com/the-pua-redefinition-of-shit-testing-and-their-bad-solu-1478768371
  74. http://alphagameplan.blogspot.com/2011/03/socio-sexual-hierarchy.html
  75. http://mattforney.com/talk-like-retard/
  76. Alpha Adam vs. ‘Thirsty’ Theodore, from Christian McQueen (CAUTION: FANFICTION)
  77. http://swooptheworld.com/women-eye-roll/
  78. https://redpillpushers.wordpress.com/tag/red-pill-memes/
  79. http://web.archive.org/web/20130215034354/http://www.love-shy.com/lswiki/Volcel
  80. http://www.returnofkings.com/11036/why-there-is-no-escaping-the-biological-clock
  81. http://wehuntedthemammoth.com/2013/08/06/pickup-artist-marrying-a-woman-over-25-is-like-paying-double-for-nearly-expired-milk/
  82. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ChristmasCake
  83. http://web.archive.org/web/20150517042255/http://reference.avoiceformen.com/wiki/Zeta_Male
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