The manosphere is primarily an American phenomenon. While you do see some men’s rights activity in Canada, UK, and Australia, the fusion of game, biology, and truth-seeking in the “red pill” genre of knowledge has been mostly cultivated and developed by Americans. This is odd considering that feminism and political correctness has not been as crushing on the American bachelor compared to those from Scandinavia, Spain, and Britain.
How did this happen? How did America become the epicenter? Why aren’t Swedish men voicing their concerns about a push to feminize their movies or to sit like women on buses? Why aren’t British men countering laws meant to limit their speech? I think it comes down to two reasons:
1. America has a culture of liberty. We have a problem with authority. We chafe at government attempts to limit our behavior. Consider that a sizable portion of the American population have guns and are ready to kill those who step on their rights. The manosphere is composed of many Americans who despise the encroachment of the state and PC police on their pursuit of happiness.
2. American women are the worst. Both in their appearance and attitude. They are loud, confrontational, entitled, fat, and power hungry. They are terrorists who are showing absolutely no empathy for the needs of men, no willingness to compromise. Their ongoing war against us is creating an angry generation of men who are tired of their behavior and corpulence. These men are now active in trading notes on how to either find better women abroad or how to use these unfeminine specimens for easy sexual gain.
Even accounting for these two factors, it is surprising to me that there is no foreign manosphere even 10% the size of the one in America. From my conversations with foreign men, it’s not so much that these issues aren’t important to them, but there hasn’t been a show of leadership in their country to take initiative in facing the establishment. I would like to help these men with advice on how to create their own manosphere:
1. Follow the path laid out by those before you
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Start a blog, update it several times a week, correspond with those who share your belief system, attack those who you disagree with, and leave comments on other blogs and forums related to your topic. Your blog will be the foundation of your message while social networking will be the bullhorn that helps spread and amplify it. Copy things that the American manosphere bloggers are doing and then add your own insights to create a formula that helps you build and retain an audience.
2. Write in your native language
Even if you live in a country where most people speak English (e.g. Germany, Sweden), you should still write in your own language. This will increase the chances that your articles get shared and reduce any doubt that your site is not locally made and sourced.
3. Create a community
Encourage commenting by your readers, but be quick to ban those who don’t share your beliefs. It’s important you have an unobstructed safe space where you can optimize your message without interference from those who only want you to disappear. It’s okay to have some disagreement, but don’t let people hijack your comments and derail the conversation. Once your blog gets about 20,000 unique visitors a month, start a forum and participate in it daily. If your forum ends up like mine, it will serve as a think tank for ideas that may slowly filter out into the mainstream.
4. Translate the best manosphere articles into your native language
Grab articles that have influenced you and translate them for your readers. Many writers have already destroyed a lot of feminist arguments so there is no need for you to duplicate the effort. You can probably start a successful site only through translations of the manosphere’s greatest hits. Be sure to give credit to the source to not offend the original author.
5. Publicize incidents where local men are being attacked by feminism and political correctness
Make a big stink of any attack you see on men. Find out the source of the attack and call them out on your blog, Twitter, and Facebook. Include full names in the headline of your articles so that attackers can be easily found on Google. You’re doing a good job when your response becomes part of the story, further increasing exposure for your blog.
6. Seek allies
Men who read you will want to start their own blogs. Be generous with your traffic and link to them. Communicate with them via email to coordinate your attacks. Write guest posts on their blogs and let them do guest posts on yours.
The American manosphere had such a swift response against a hit piece on ABC News that—in my opinion—they pulled the piece from television because of it. Attacking a media company from only your blog won’t scare them, but an attack from over ten blogs with additional reinforcement from Twitter definitely makes them think twice before broadcasting sloppy reporting. It forces them to be more accurate and fair.
7. Fight with character
Don’t let your ego get in the way of your cause. Don’t be stingy with wanting credit for certain ideas. Don’t attack those on your side because of minor differences. Don’t backstab or gossip. Don’t let the influence you gain serve as a license to exaggerate or distort the truth. Your public writing is a donation to the people, not a way for you to feel better about yourself.
8. Commit for one year
For all the internet projects I’ve attempted, it takes about one year for things to really gets off the ground. If you quit before a year, you quit too soon. Even if your readership is pathetically small six months into your project, you must persist. The popular blogs you read right now are done by men who have committed many years of effort into what you enjoy weekly.
9. Stand firm in the face of attack
It is natural for you to be scared when the mob comes pounding on your door, especially when they dishonestly say you’re breaking the law. Take a deep breath, contact your allies, inform your readers about what’s going on, and stand strong in the 3-6 days it will take for things to die down. Do not apologize. Do not change your views. Each attack will make you stronger and more able to deal with bigger ones.
10. Compile your best writing into a book
After a year of blogging, you will have probably accumulated at least 25 articles that resonated strongly with your readers. Expand on them and put it in a book that you sell through your web site for a fair price. The goal here is not necessarily to make a lot of money (you’ll be lucky to make your monthly food costs), but to put your most important beliefs into a permanent form that can be passed on from one man to the next. Books survive longer than web sites.
I wonder if I am doing the foreign man harm by sharing the above tips, because if he was really serious about improving the plight of his countrymen, he wouldn’t need an article like this to do it, but I understand that that’s my American mentality speaking. My experience in many countries has shown me that men have been made impotent by their culture’s efforts to shame and disparage any effort to speak out against the harm being done to them, and I hope this article lights the path for those who are angry with the direction society is headed. I’ll just end this by saying that it is inspiring to see how a small group of vocal, persistent men can really make a difference. Good luck.
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