- 1 Terms
- 1.1 Absolute Beginners
- 1.2 All women are like that
- 1.3 Alpha
- 1.4 Alpha fux beta bux
- 1.5 Alpha male of group
- 1.6 Alpha widow
- 1.7 Androphile
- 1.8 Anglosphere
- 1.9 Apex fallacy
- 1.10 Average frustrated chump
- 1.11 Bad boy
- 1.12 Becky
- 1.13 Beta
- 1.14 Beta uprising
- 1.15 Black pill
- 1.16 Blue pill
- 1.17 Branch swinging
- 1.18 Briffaut's Law
- 1.19 Build a better beta
- 1.20 Carousel
- 1.21 Cel
- 1.22 Chad
- 1.23 Cocky and funny
- 1.24 Creep shaming
- 1.25 Cuckold
- 1.26 Dark triad
- 1.27 Display of higher value
- 1.28 Display of lower value
- 1.29 Divorce
- 1.30 Divorce rape
- 1.31 Double blue pill
- 1.32 Dread game
- 1.33 DTF
- 1.34 Egalitarian
- 1.35 Ephebophilia
- 1.36 Equalism
- 1.37 Ethnicel
- 1.38 False rape accusation
- 1.39 Femcel
- 1.40 Feminazi
- 1.41 Feminism
- 1.42 Femiservative
- 1.43 Foreign women
- 1.44 Frame
- 1.45 Friendzone
- 1.46 Frivorce
- 1.47 Gamma
- 1.48 Game
- 1.49 Game denialism
- 1.50 Gaycel
- 1.51 'Gina tingles
- 1.52 Go fuck ten other women
- 1.53 Gun in the room
- 1.54 Hamster
- 1.55 Hard no
- 1.56 HB
- 1.57 Herbivore men
- 1.58 Heightcel
- 1.59 Hephebo
- 1.60 Hicel
- 1.61 Hypergamy
- 1.62 Inceldom
- 1.63 Incelospherian
- 1.64 "It's over"
- 1.65 Javier
- 1.66 Kakuhido
- 1.67 KHHV
- 1.68 Kino escalation
- 1.69 Korephile
- 1.70 Last minute resistance
- 1.71 Let's just be friends
- 1.72 Looksism
- 1.73 Looks ladder
- 1.74 Love
- 1.75 Loveshy
- 1.76 Male/Female
- 1.77 Mancel
- 1.78 Mangina
- 1.79 Manosphere
- 1.80 Marcel
- 1.81 Marriage 2.0
- 1.82 Married man sex life
- 1.83 Men's rights movement
- 1.84 Men Going Their Own Way
- 1.85 Misandry
- 1.86 Misandry bubble
- 1.87 Misogyny
- 1.88 Natural
- 1.89 Nearcel
- 1.90 Negging
- 1.91 Next
- 1.92 Nice guy
- 1.93 Noncel
- 1.94 Not all women are like that
- 1.95 Omega
- 1.96 Omega rage
- 1.97 Oneitis
- 1.98 Orbiter
- 1.99 Paleomasculinism
- 1.100 Pedestal
- 1.101 Personalitism
- 1.102 Pick-up artist
- 1.103 Plate theory
- 1.104 Purple pill
- 1.105 Red pill
- 1.106 Red pill women
- 1.107 Roastie
- 1.108 Seduction
- 1.109 Sex
- 1.110 Sexual marketplace
- 1.111 Sexual market value
- 1.112 Sexbot
- 1.113 Shit testing
- 1.114 Slayer
- 1.115 Social justice warrior
- 1.116 Socio-sexual hierarchy
- 1.117 Soy
- 1.118 Stacy
- 1.119 Target
- 1.120 TFLers
- 1.121 Thirst
- 1.122 Token resistance
- 1.123 TradThot
- 1.124 Unicorn
- 1.125 Volcel
- 1.126 Wall
- 1.127 WB
- 1.128 Western women
- 1.129 White knight
- 1.130 Wittoldry
- 1.131 Wizard
- 1.132 Zeta
- 2 External links
- 3 See also
- 4 References
A German community of volcels and incels that congregates on various German incelospherian communities to discuss inceldom. They sometimes abbreviate themselves as AB's. It is one of the largest communities in the incelosphere alongside r/ForeverAlone.
All women are like that
In direct opposition to not all women are like that, the assertion that all women are like that is an absolutist assertion that states females are hard-wired to respond to certain situations in a certain way; and that, more specifically, if given the opportunity, they will tend to behave as manipulative, abusive, sociopathic, destructive, drama-oriented liars. To the extent that women differ from one another, it is in how and to what extent (rather than whether) they manifest these traits when they are allowed to do so.
An alpha is a high-status male who gets all the sex he desires, because his controlling and socially-dominant personality is so alluring to females; 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. Alphas are essentially marginally-less-assholish bad boys; their "restraint" makes sex even easier for them.
Any alpha who meets all these attributes and yet fails to find sex was never really an alpha at all.
Alpha fux beta bux
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 then get cuckolded and eventually be taken for everything he's got in a divorce settlement).
Alpha male of group
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 inceldom, the AMOG's "success" (read: stealing your female) means the total failure of every other AFC. AMOGING is the act of becoming the alpha male.
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 toward and cynical manipulation of their significant others.
Androphiles are males who pursue sexual relationships with other males, but reject effeminacy, camp, 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.
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.
The Anglosphere is the portion of the world where English is vernacular. (Roughly, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, 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.
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.
Average frustrated chump
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.
A Becky is the opposite of a Stacy. They are average-looking, insecure women.
A beta is a male who is somewhat inept in relationships with females and thus doesn't get "enough" sex, 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.
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, 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.
This is a series of pessimistic ideas found in smaller portions of the manosphere. It is basically a fatalistic version of the red pill with the ideas of biological determinism and hopelessness 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. (It is alleged that the Black Pill blog is a troll.)
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 by holding conventional views and believing nothing is wrong, while taking the red pill means waking up.
The tendency of females to find their next romantic partner before officially breaking up with their current one ("don't let go of a branch until you've grabbed the next one").
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." Named after Robert Briffaut, a British surgeon and social anthropologist (1874 -1948).
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. Go dark triad or go home!
- 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.
Cel or "-cel" is a suffix used (in combination) to explain the reason for one's "inceldom". 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.
- 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. 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. His Black counterpart is "Tyrone," because of course that's his name.
Cocky and funny
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.
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). Numerous manospherians, including Reddit's red pill community as well as the ever-charming Roissy, 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 cuckservative are snarl words for conservatives who aren't quite racist enough. Cuckservative was made famous in 2015 after Rush Limbaugh described critics of Donald Trump as "cuckolded Republicans", and allegedly used by Steve Bannon in reference to Jared Kushner.  Someone who behaves in a cuckolded manner towards their own relatives is a wittold.
Unrelated to the manosphere, the idea of being a cuckold is also a fetish to some beta males.
In psychology, the dark triad refers to the three personality traits of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy; when one of the traits becomes extreme, it is referred to as a personality disorder. Emulating these disturbed traits is purported by manospherians to be the "secret" to the ultimate "chicks dig jerks"-mentality. To the denizens of the Manosphere, every woman is a hybristophile.
Display of higher value
Display of lower value
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.
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 (primarily because men continue to work and don't have as many costs, whereas women who don't start working suffer financial penalties), and b.) comparing losing a bit of money to an actual sexual assault is a fucking terrible thing to do.
Double blue pill
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.
Someone is Down To Fuck when they're ready and willing to have sex. This one has usage outside of the manosphere.
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".
Ephebophilia is the primary sexual interest in older teenagers (generally age 15-19). The word is, however, used frequently to refer to any sexual attraction to underage teens in general because, apparently, that makes it completely different from and totally not like 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.
Technically speaking, attraction to adolescents (hebephilia and ephebophilia) is not the same as pedophilia (attraction to children that aren't yet adolescents). However, within the manosphere, the term "ephebophilia" is often used to justify statutory rape and sexual abuse and to avoid the stigma associated with "pedophilia", rather than because they do not possess attraction to minors.
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.
An ethnicel is a non-white person, usually male, whose inceldom is caused by their 'inferior' skin colour. Also called blackcel, currycel, or ricecel in case of respectively blacks, South and East Asian incels.
False rape accusation
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. This is in reality a rare occurrence with an estimate of between 2-5% of rape accusations being false.
A femcel is a woman who believes she's experiencing inceldom (involuntary celibacy). In the incelosphere, femcels are a minority. The male version of "femcel" is mancel. The existence of femcels is rejected by some members of the incelosphere.
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.
The manosphere divides feminism into two categories:
- 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.
- "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.
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.
In the manosphere, foreign women are females who come from
stereotypes 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.
Frame is control of how another person (especially a female) perceives themselves. Frame is one of the ultimate alpha traits, 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.
A friendzone occurs when a male is friends (shudder) with a female without any sex, 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.
Frivorce is the portmanteau of "frivolous" and "divorce," and is used to describe almost all divorces initiated by a female, regardless of cause.
A gamma is another utterly needless category of men. Gammas are either a guy who "does not play the game" or a guy who is very introspective and weird depending on who you ask.
Game or gaming is the (rather sleazy) art of seduction peddled by pick-up artists. Game involves manipulatively applying various conversational (and often pseudopsychological) "techniques" which are intended to break down the resistance of the target female (no, really) in order to make her more vulnerable to otherwise unwanted sexual advances.
A belief that game techniques are ineffective at sexually attracting women; or that they are just tricks for conning women into having sex, and won't lead to a meaningful relationship. According to PUAs, "game denialism kills" because it leads men like Elliot Rodger to commit murder.
A gaycel is a homosexual whose experiencing inceldom (involuntary celibacy). Gaycels constitute a small minority of the incelosphere. Female gaycels sometimes call themselves "incelbians" or "lesbocels".
Go fuck ten other women
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.
Gun in the room
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. It has become a meme, and indeed a counter-MRA meme (see image).
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.
HB stands for "Hot Babe". This may be suffixed by their attractiveness rating, e.g. "HB10."
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. 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.
A hicel is a "high-standards involuntary celibate" person. Supposedly, 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.
Hypergamy is the perceived tendency of females to date, have sex with, and/or marry males of a higher socioeconomic status than them, although it can also refer to a higher "Sexual Market Value".  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 inceldom 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 or female 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.
In contrast to what many members of the manosphere believe (especially MGTOW's), the rate of hypergamy in females has decreased significantly in the developed world (McVeigh 2012). This may be because of greater economic gender equality and because female hypogamy (dating males of lower social status) is less stigmatised.
“”The moment someone starts to identify as an incel, their celibacy becomes voluntary..
Inceldom is the state of being "incelibate" or "incel", abbreviations of "involuntarily celibate", which is someone (usually male) who claims their inceldom is caused by bad genes, society, females, white knights, feminists, bad boys, hypergamy, etc. The antonym of incel is volcel. While there are obviously many ordinary people who experience sexual rejection, most male incelospherians tend to be childless permavirgins who exhibit a bizarre defeatist and misogynistic worldview. For example, some mancels 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 contrast, femcels often exhibit a misandristic worldview. In the manosphere, there are a thousand different types of -cels — but the majority  believes there's no such thing as a femcel, because shut up, that's why. The banned subreddit /r/incels defined "incel" as "someone who has unintentionally gone at least six months without a romantic or sexual encounter, is at least 21 years old, and is of any gender". The incelosphere can be found on Reddit's r/Foreveralone, 4chan's r9k thread, and Discord. Alek Minassian, the man accused of murdering 10 people on Toronto, Canada in 2018, is a self-described incel. Elliot Rodger also self-identified as an incel.
An incelospherian, neoincel or cybercel is someone who frequents the incelosphere, an umbrella term for the network of websites and forums that fosters an online subculture for incels. There are many non-English incelospherian communities, such as the Japanese Kakuhido, the Italian Forum of Ugly and the German Absolute Beginners. The incelverse is a broader scope of the incelosphere that includes forums such as r/Foreveralone. The femcel equivalent of the incelosphere is sometimes called the femcelosphere.
Javier is an archetype for the sort of exotic Chad with whom white female tourists have sex, and possibly start a relationship, while vacationing in the Caribbean, Europe, or other popular destinations. The name comes from Javier Bardem, the actor who played a Brazilian businessman in the 2010 film Eat, Pray, Love.
A male Japanese incelospherian. In the Japanese language, the term kakuhido is an acronym of "Revolutionary Alliance of Men that Women find Unattractive".
Kissless, hugless, handholdless, virgin. AKA the most incel of incels. Sometimes used interchangeably with truecel.
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!)
A korephile is a lesbian hephebo. The male equivalent is a pederast, while the gender-neutral equivalent is called a hebephile or ephebophile. Alternative forms and spellings include corephile, corophile, cororast, corerast, kororast, korerast, coresexual, corosexual and korosexual.
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.
Let's just be friends
- Abbreviation: LJBF
“”I never fucked a ten. Not once! But one night, I fucked five twos! That oughtta count for something.
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.
Love is a strange, mysterious, otherworldly concept that is completely alien to virtually everyone in the manosphere. Some are convinced that it is a made-up concept that witches use to entrap and trick males, while others don't even seem to understand what exactly the strange word even means; incels seem to think that it's all about looks, looks, looks rather than "*GASP*" who you are inside, and alphas are convinced that being an asshole and making clumsy attempts at seduction will cause females to magically fall for them.[citation NOT needed]
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.
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. Often, males are "men" but females are "females"; for the sake of fairness, we've used both male and female here.
“”There's no need for sexist language. The term should be person-gina.
A mangina is any pro-feminist male, or any male who is seen as collaborating with the perceived matriarchy. The term implies that the man has revoked their status as a "real man". (Manginas are also total betas, too.) It is frequently used to attack any male who isn't stereotypically macho enough or doesn't share the MRA movement's hostility toward females. It may also be used by MRAs, MGTOWs, PUAs, and loveshys/incels to refer to men outside said movements who think that said movements are full of shit.
Short for married celibate, a marcel is somebody who is inceldom in marriage. 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.
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.
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 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.
Men's rights movement
The men's rights movement is a movement that pushes for the rights of males in Western society, which they perceive as discriminatory more 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.
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. 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 (yes, really). 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 (and even some moderate MRAs!) wish that MGTOW would STFU, GTFO and GTOW already.
Misandry is hatred of males, which most 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. They have a few small points in the differences in treatment, but they are still idiotic little babies who won't shut up about how it's "not fair", ultimately becoming like the SJW's and "feminazis" they purport to oppose.
The misandry bubble theory, first proposed in an article by a blogger called "The Futurist", 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. Now little MRA's, simply wanting something to happen doesn't make it happen.
Misogyny is hatred of women, which nobody in the manosphere has. Nobody. If what someone in the manosphere says or does looks like misogyny, sounds like misogyny, and feels exactly like misogyny, then it's clearly not misogyny.
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 who possess a basic level of human decency towards the opposite sex".
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.
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.
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.
- Also known as: normie
Not all women are like that
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, the counter-assertion that, yes, all women are like that has become a common manosphere buzzword in itself.
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.
"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.
- 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."  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."
Oneitis occurs when a male falls in love with a singular female, but said female does not love said male. 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.
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. According to the manosphere, sexual relationships are the only valid relationships that heterosexual men can and should have with women.
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. See appeal to nature, biological determinism.
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. Some PUAs have rejected plate theory.
Purple pill or purplepill is a term used in the manosphere to describe individuals who are neutral with regards to the gender wars. The purplepill movement tends to sit on the fence, being neither on the bluepilled side, nor redpilled side. It could also refers to either (1) being aware of red pill philosophy but still holding out hope that blue pill-based solutions can work; or (2) the getting-together of red and blue pillers for debate.
Purple pillers are quite literally frowned upon in the manosphere for not slapping, spitting on and choking their dates at the end of the evening.
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 in which taking the blue pill means remaining part of the sheeple and thinking nothing is wrong. 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"). It has been co-opted by flat Earthers, particularly on Daily Plane.
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. The first use found in relation to pickup artistry is September 2007;; 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.
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. 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.
A roastie is an incel term for a woman who is not a virgin, from the mistaken belief that such a woman's labia resemble a roast-beef sandwich from coitus.
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.
Sex is the supermassive black hole located at the center of the manosphere galaxy, around which virtually everything in the mind of an alpha male or incel revolves- and this analogy is fitting because virtually all males who call themselves alphas believe that females should not be allowed to escape, opt out of, or even resist it- because you know, a male getting sex whenever it pleases him is a human right, and a witch uttering the dreaded curse "No thanks, I just want to sleep tonight" (oh, the humanity!) is a violation of the laws of gravitation, which state that not even light is allowed to escape from the black hole of sex.
- Abbreviation: SMP
The sexual marketplace is the market on which everyone flaunts their sexual goods. If it sounds weird, that's because it is.
Sexual market value
Somebody's sexual market value refers to their sexual desirability. It is apparently the primary measure of an individual's worth.
Just what it sounds like:
something that totally isn't going to rise up and kill all of us 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 inceldom 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. Admittedly, such robots could exist eventually and might help people who have serious trouble with relationships, but even then it's likely they will be too expensive for most manospherians to even come close to affording.
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.
A male who frequently gets casual sex with attractive females. Not to be confused with the thrash metal band.
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.
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) Day's hierarchy hasn't gained a lot of traction in the manosphere, and has been lampooned by other bloggers. 
Soy (as in the bean) has become an all-encompassing snarl-word to indicate any perceived trait, characteristic or behavior not adequately manly and right-wing. Soy Boy (or Soyboi) is an individual with that lack of traits. The soy meme has its roots in a conspiracy theory, promoted by the online bodybuilding community since the days of Usenet newsgroups in the 80's or 90's, and more recently popularized by Paul Joseph Watson, that consuming soy products lowers testosterone, and this is being used by Them to make the populace more docile and easy to control. Soy boy has supplanted cuck in many parts of the Manosphere.
A target is a female whom a pick-up artist has set his sights on. Normal people instead call her a victim.
TFLers, short for True Forced Loners, are the vlogging subset of the incelosphere. These are incelospherians of the TFL (True Forced Loneliness) community who sometimes call themselves TFLhearts, (True Forced Lonelihearts). This incelospherian community was founded in 2008 by an incelibate called William Greathouse with the Youtube channel bill1224601. Their website, trueforcedloneliness.com which is now defunct, permitted both mancels and femcels to join, as well as gaycels and lesbocels.
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.
Short for traditional THOT (acyronym for "That Ho Over There"). TradThot is a term Roosh V coined in December 2017 to describe attention-seeking women on social media who market themselves as "traditionalist conservatives" to gain the attention of horny, right-wing basement dwellers. Examples of TradThots include Lauren Southern, Brittany Pettibone, Rebecca Hargraves, June LaPorta, Ashton Whitty, and Tara McCarthy. Not long after the Manosphere began rallying against the scourge of the TradThot temptation, they began complaining about their poor reception.
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).
Females hit the Wall when they get really old, like 25 or so, 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.
WB stands for "Would Bang".
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.
A white knight is a male who defends a female in an argument. 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.
Wittoldry is the act of behaving in a cuckolded manner towards one's family. The male equivalent, a wittold, is someone who invites his horny male friends over to his house and endorses them banging his sister. The female equivalent, a wittoldatrix, a wittoldress, or wittoldette, is a woman who endorses or encourages her female friends to copulate with her brother.
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). An alternative interpretation from Bash.org exists.
- Manosphere glossary from /r/TheRedPill on Reddit
- Manosphere glossary, from BeijaFlor, a MGTOWer
- Satirical glossary from /r/TheBluePill on Reddit
- Manosphere glossary from We Hunted The Mammoth
- Alt-right glossary
- Feminist glossary
- Transgender glossary
- Fun:Cuck-o-tron 3000
- The Difference between the Badboy and the Real Alpha male, from Traits of the Alpha Male
- 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."
- Satirical glossary from /r/TheBluePill on Reddit
- http://www.the-alpha-lounge.com/amog.html "Be the alpha male of your group and win the attention [sic] the ladies"
- 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."
- Rollo Tomassi (November 23, 2011) "Old Flame, New Game"
- "Ghosts of the Alpha Widow". September 8, 2014.
- Manosphere glossary from We Hunted The Mammoth
- For full hilarity, see here.
- Stop using the term "beta male" to mean "wimp"
- Conspiracy Theorists Want To Put You In A Concentration Camp
- Marche, Stephen. Swallowing the Red Pill: a journey to the heart of modern misogyny. The Guardian, Apr. 14, 2016.
- Manosphere Myths: The Cock Carousel, from Aaron Sleazy, a self-identified "seducer"
- 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
- "Stop misusing the word cuckold. Its [sic a useful powerful word. Its [sic] the male equivalent of rape."]
- "Cuckoldry Vs. Butt Rape"
- "Female Rapists"
- What is a Cuckservative? (Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, 24 July 2015
- "Remember, if you hear the term “cuckservative,” it is a slur against Christian voters coined by white-supremacists." (Erick Erickson, Twitter, 23 July 2015)
- Steve Bannon’s ‘total cuck move,’ explained
- "The double blue pill can be an insidious weapon of reaction"
- "Dread Games" - The Rational Male
- Lisak, David; Gardinier, Lori; Nicksa, Sarah C.; Cote, Ashley M. (2010). "False Allegations of Sexual Assualt [sic]: An Analysis of Ten Years of Reported Cases"
- The Battle To Maintain Frame Control, from "Quintus Curtius"
- Trafficking Terms Shared Hope International.
-  "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."
- Urban Dictionary's definition of FTOW
- Urban Dictionary's definition of GFTOW
- "Japan’s ‘herbivore’ problem...likely our future", Erudite Knight.
- 89%, according to this youtube video
- "Incels – Subcultures and Sociology". http://haenfler.sites.grinnell.edu/subcultures-and-scenes/incels/.
- Inside the online world of ‘incels,’ the dark corner of the Internet linked to the Toronto suspect by Abby Ohlheiser (April 25, 2018 at 7:50 PM) The Washington Post.
- "The Misandry Bubble"
- Elliot Rodger's Retribution video
- We Come Not to Praise the Men’s Rights Movement, But to Bury It, from Matt Forney, a Paleomasculinist
- A 60 second red pill on Flat Earth (June 1, 2017) Daily Plane.
- The case against democracy: ten red pills (Mencius Moldbug, Unqualified Reservations, 24 April 2007)
- "Roastie," 'Urban Dictionary,' https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Roastie, accessed March 30, 2019.
- Alpha Adam vs. ‘Thirsty’ Theodore, from Christian McQueen (CAUTION: FANFICTION)