For a more detailed treatment of neomasculinity, read What Is Neomasculinity?

For many years, the term “red pill” has been used to describe the views possessed by a large number of men in the manosphere, but I believe it has outlived its usefulness because it’s too broad, vague, and hokey, especially since it is used in other niches like conspiracy groups and Zero Hedge. I would like to propose the term neomasculinity to precisely describe the developing ideology that has been refined here, on Return Of Kings, and on RVF from a primarily game foundation dating back 15 years with additional influence from non-game disciplines.

Neomasculinity is…

  • Game
  • Traditional sex roles
  • Self-improvement
  • Understanding the true nature of women
  • Patriarchy
  • Weightlifting/fitness
  • Individual responsibility
  • Equal legal rights, free speech, due process
  • Testosterone
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hard work ethic
  • Red pill truths
  • Sexual marketplace value
  • Male-only spaces
  • Hedonistic moderation
  • Nuclear family
  • Binary sex model
  • Natural health and hygiene (baking soda, apple cider vinegar, etc)
  • Male virtue
  • Anti-socialism
  • Technological skepticism
  • Feminine beauty ideals
  • Deeper life meaning and/or spirituality
  • Lifestyle optimization

To be neomasculine would be to believe or advocate for more than half of the above list. We are now in large enough numbers that giving a term to our existing belief structure is the logical next step before developing it even further for the goal of using it to defeat the existing cultural narrative. If this takes hold, a neofeminine offshoot would be inevitable, comprising of women who have also been failed or neglected by the push to equality. I predict in the next two years we’ll see an acceleration in how readily ideas from our sphere are accepted.

For a more detailed treatment of neomasculinity, read What Is Neomasculinity?

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Anon.
Anon.
5 years ago

I also believe that men should recognize the two types of value to be obtained from women: sexual and human.

Many players, especially the youngest ones, have fallen into the lie of “100 notches” and are, despite success, as unhappy and unfulfilled as most club sluts

This is one of the few things the red pill has refused to accept, and it is also an inevitable conclusion to be made in every player’s journey.

Xavi'
Xavi'
5 years ago
Reply to  Anon.

This the crucial mistake, stop applying Humanity to women. The belief that were were a sort of human or close to human is what has us in the position now. This half-ling, this homunculus has displayed no humanity within itself. Humanity is something women should aspire to, but to this day they have failed to reach.

AM
AM
5 years ago
Reply to  Xavi'

Women can be a man’s greatest blessing or his greatest drain, much like a child. The problem is not anything innate within women but the ways in which what could be beautiful and wonderful have been distorted into something terrible.

Don’t blame women. Blame the society that created them.

gizzard of oz
gizzard of oz
5 years ago
Reply to  AM

You mean *the patriarchy, or some other external entity (“society”) that can absolve women of their accountability?

red knight
red knight
5 years ago
Reply to  Xavi'

They have failed to reach humanity because we have allowed them to. In the past, they were controlled, but not anymore. With the success of feminism, the hate movement sponsored by mad women and spineless men, the control which a man had over his house, (a sub unit of the wider society) has vanished. Men and women are NOT equal, if equality means being identical, and therefore one of them has to be the boss. And women, gentlemen, as we know it are not fit to be the boss and/or leader. If all the beta men awakened to this truth, and started behaving like men, as our forefathers did in olden times, by being the leader of the house, holding women responsible for their actions, and implying a division of labor to some extent, feminism would vanish, and women would be compelled to act like women, and not some precious snowflake.

Kong
Kong
5 years ago
Reply to  red knight

How can we hold women accountable and at the same time believe they need to be controlled? “They are not fit to be bosses or leaders” so, should we not hold the true leaders of this society accountable? With great power comes great responsibility, no?

armenia4ever
5 years ago
Reply to  Xavi'

Men and women are both part of humanity….

Anon.
Anon.
4 years ago
Reply to  armenia4ever

THANK YOU it seems that there is a huge lack of logic in these responses.

Brigadon
Brigadon
5 years ago
Reply to  Xavi'

that depends upon whether you are using humanity in it’s scientific form, or as a synonym for ‘mankind’.

if the second, I would agree… but then you have to mentally reassess certain points of propaganda… such as “Feminism is the novel concept that women are men too.”

Disabuse
Disabuse
5 years ago
Reply to  Xavi'

That’s plainly ridiculous.

If we take “humanity” to describe human condition in general, men and woman, though typically not 100% equal in aspiration and disposition, share it. Having a different sexual/mating strategy does not deprive women of humanity the least bit.

If we define “humanity” to be a lofty ideal (many cultures do this), then most men can also only aspire to it as well, and never really reach it.

Anti_Femastasis
Anti_Femastasis
5 years ago
Reply to  Anon.

I also believe that men should recognize the two types of value to be obtained from women: sexual and human.

Human? Prove it.

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Contradictions Collapse
Contradictions Collapse
5 years ago

They speak, but rarely say anything at all

Anti_Femastasis
Anti_Femastasis
5 years ago

They speak, but rarely say anything at all

They speak to wear down.

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Ryan Clarke
Ryan Clarke
5 years ago
Reply to  Anon.

Let’s be real. There may be some emotional needs that women can meet, but when you look at the overall scorecard of the modern women in non-sexual areas, it’s a net negative. It’s shit-tests, complaining about her “friends”, complaining about work, asking “don’t you love me anymore?”, hitting on the bartender, snapping at you for looking at other chicks, losing attraction for you when you get sick or are down, being disinterested in your work or hobbies, etc. You think there might be something there, but it ends up being a drain. That’s the reality with the modern woman who’s been taught all her life “it’s about her”. Feminism means the modern woman can’t be there for you emotionally, not in some net positive way. Yes, traditionalism 25+ years ago meant a woman that could add value in a non-sexual way; those days are long gone, my friend.

Anti_Femastasis
Anti_Femastasis
5 years ago
Reply to  Ryan Clarke

but when you look at the overall scorecard of the modern women in non-sexual areas, it’s a net negative.

Exactly. Modern women are not only worthless, they are dangerous and harmful.

http://i.imgbox.com/DClKXKW4.jpg

Anon.
Anon.
5 years ago
Reply to  Ryan Clarke

I never said that both types of value could be obtained from every woman. I said that those are the two types of value that EXIST.

Most women will only ever be good for sexual value. Practically 100% of Western women will be fundamentally useless as nothing but sex toys.

But what I mean is that this reality shouldn’t blind a player when he sees something worth keeping. Or even that he shouldn’t actively seek it out in parts of the world where it is more frequent.

red knight
red knight
5 years ago
Reply to  Ryan Clarke

Exactly. Problem is that women can be easily manipulated and molded. That’s what feminism has done. The modern woman does not realize that it’s in her best interests and the best interests of the society, that she maintains her traditional role. If she does so, her positive, non sexual qualities can be a blessing for her man and her. Her man, will then obviously treat her as a human and not as a pump and dump machine. That’s because she has earned this treatment.

bucky
bucky
5 years ago
Reply to  Ryan Clarke

i’m going to say it again: latina girls who go to church. you may have to go to church yourself and wait a few months for sex, but it’s worth it.

Elantris
Elantris
4 years ago
Reply to  Ryan Clarke

So you say my LTR doesn’t exist? Cause almost everything you said is an opposite for us.

red knight
red knight
5 years ago
Reply to  Anon.

I wholeheartedly agree with you. While being men, our desire for sexual fulfillment is far greater than women, we should not forget that women are also humans. We respect humans, including women, and extend our love to feminine women. That being said, every man should realize not to become doormats aka white knights where women are concerned. If a women does not respect me, I have no desire to respect her, because if I do, then I have no respect for myself, and no one can respect a person who doesn’t respect himself.

Bobby Stranger
Bobby Stranger
5 years ago
Reply to  red knight

Respect!

Brigadon
Brigadon
5 years ago
Reply to  Anon.

the red pill has not ‘refused to accept this’. Players have. The rabbit hole simply goes a lot deeper than most PUA’s are prepared to accept.

FirstLine
FirstLine
5 years ago

I don’t normally comment on blogs. but we’re truly at the time where society is seperating the mens and the weaklinks. Natural selection in progress.

invisiblehand85
invisiblehand85
5 years ago
Reply to  FirstLine

offspring tally is the scorecard for natural selection, nothing else

bariserkan
bariserkan
5 years ago

this looks promising and innovative. it would be excellent if you explained each term with a short paragraph

Roosh_V
Roosh_V
5 years ago
Reply to  bariserkan

Today I just wanted to introduce the term. I will definitely elaborate on the components in the future.

SaltCityPunch
SaltCityPunch
5 years ago
Reply to  Roosh_V

Roosh, you’re a lighthouse in the storm. You are always leading the fight out in front. That’s why we value and respect your ideas and opinions. Strong work brother!

red knight
red knight
5 years ago
Reply to  SaltCityPunch

Very true bro. It’s because of leaders like Rooshv that the manosphere has spread so much. People like him lead the fight when others are too afraid to speak out. They are inspiration for others. A billion cheers for Rooshv and his likes!

AlFromBayShore
AlFromBayShore
5 years ago
Reply to  Roosh_V

In my opinion, a way to promote some of these values may be to encourage young men to deprogram themselves of the indoctrination that is rampant throughout American education by exploring the classics and a classical education. It’s a tough undertaking but something that can be done via routine; a hour per day. There are a lot of things on the interwebz that can offer direction.

Xtacrios
Xtacrios
5 years ago
Reply to  AlFromBayShore

Perhaps the term “Neoclassical Masculinity” could be used alongside ‘Neomasculinity’, in a more specific context, when attempting to ‘re-inspire’ masculine traits in modern men (that can be traced back to characters of the Classical world). In other words, if I were using the term ‘Neomasculinity’, I may be referring to, say, men of the 1950’s nuclear family variety.

However, if I were using the term ‘Neoclassical Masculinity’, I would be referring specifically to the likes of Achilles, Julius Caesar, Hannibal Barca, etc. This distinction may be used to isolate the fundamental features of ‘the real man’ throughout time and define what we are actually referring to when we talk about real men of the past, the likes of which we wish to see revived in modern society.

I am reminded of a quote from RL Fox (Oxford): “Five years after Alexander’s death in 318BC, the Commanders of his Macedonian infantry – history’s toughest men, believe me – were persuaded… to meet in the presence of his arms, his sceptre and his royal diadem, placed on his former throne of gold, and to deliberate as if in his presence” ( https://youtu.be/pBY6antXpPw?t=100 ).

The emphasis I’d like to draw attention to is on the “history’s toughest men” comment. For anyone familiar with Fox’s scholarly book, ‘Alexander the Great’ (1973), these men were pure hardcore tough – putting almost any modern male to shame. So I agree with Al’s post (above) that studying classics (either formally or informally) for many reasons is important to establish a foundation of masculinity. But particularly, we should study, celebrate and promote the best parts of masculinity that we see in men of the ancient world; i.e. “Neoclassical Masculinity.”

Sam Botta
5 years ago
Reply to  Roosh_V

Great work, Roosh! http://vimeo.com/121471251 Keith David’s words have agreed with you.

Lee
Lee
5 years ago

This is a great post. As a long time reader I agree that these values are necessary and it is time to rebrand. The newer readers would benefit from a few weblinks to articles which demonstrate the values and concepts listed here as well.

Keep up the hard work. And bring back fat shaming week.

ellados
ellados
5 years ago

this is what I think…sheep please follow…your own leader and sum of all fears ROOSH.

YosarriansRight
YosarriansRight
5 years ago

Smooth. A calibration of core values.

“thumbs up”

invisiblehand85
invisiblehand85
5 years ago

I like it. We need more reproduction though

sharp
sharp
5 years ago

It’s about time an influential voice in the sphere addresses this.

This movement has indeed for some time been in desperate need of rebranding. I’m not sure how anybody over 16 years of age can use the term “red pill” with a straight face.

Andrea
Andrea
5 years ago

Thanks Roosh, I really appreciate your assets based approach here. It seems like the vitamin D is working. I’d love to contribute to the neo femininity narrative.

Sarah Gower
Sarah Gower
4 years ago
Reply to  Andrea

Neofemininity is a good thing. I made a video on how to better yourself as a western woman.

Andrea
Andrea
4 years ago
Reply to  Sarah Gower

You should share the video.

Sarah Gower
Sarah Gower
4 years ago
Reply to  Andrea

I dont have the video but i started blogging about it.
http://videlasworld.blogspot.com/2016/04/how-western-women-should-better.html?m=1

Rollo Tomassi
5 years ago

Not bad. I would only add “A practical awareness of the Feminine Imperative and the cultural, political and psychological influence of feminine social primacy.”

I like neomasculinity though.

Roosh_V
Roosh_V
5 years ago
Reply to  Rollo Tomassi

Also I don’t claim ownership on the term. It should be organically defined/developed by the community.

Vic.Lenser
Vic.Lenser
5 years ago

brilliant move, Roosh.

I’ll be incorporating this term into the language of all my future articles.

JuanPeron
JuanPeron
5 years ago

I agree 100%. We need a term that we can rally around. Now we have to make it part of everyone’s lexicon and get it into everyday conversations. We all need to be “Neomasculinity Evangelists”.

Luisaceo
5 years ago

Quote: ” I predict in the next two years we’ll see an acceleration in how readily ideas from our sphere are accepted.”

Do you think this will prevent feminism from spreading in places where it’s still not deeply rooted e.g eastern Europe? Or is that looking too far ahead?

Sparrow
Sparrow
5 years ago
Reply to  Luisaceo

Hopefully the men and women will not be suckered into trying to be ‘in’ and ‘modern’ to fit the ‘cool’ feminist narrative that homosexuality and women not shaving their pits are OK

They are the bastion of hope in a immoral time.

Anon.
Anon.
5 years ago
Reply to  Luisaceo

The manosphere will have zero impact on the development of any culture, anywhere.

Those things happen on a grander scale and a small group of men on the Internet has a negligible effect in comparison to mass immigration etc.

Flem Blenem
Flem Blenem
5 years ago
Reply to  Anon.

Actually, the manosphere will have far more impact on the development of culture than you think it will. This largely has to do with the fact that most of the well-known members of the sphere serve as luminaries for men that need alternatives to the current social paradigm.

As for the formation of cultures, our ideas can be useful for strengthening masculine tradition wherever it may exist.

I wouldn’t also be overestimating our enemies. People who don’t know how to rule, despite being rulers, aren’t exactly the most competent of enemies.

cookipuss
cookipuss
5 years ago

Probably Best to avoid Neo, especially with the weird obssession some manosphere commenters have with jews.

Laguna Beach Fogey
Laguna Beach Fogey
5 years ago
Reply to  cookipuss

Agreed, but the “obsession” –awareness is a better word–is warranted.

Flem Blenem
Flem Blenem
5 years ago
Reply to  cookipuss

That would be white nationalists who happen to also be either MGTOW or Manosphere. Someone like that Anglin guy on Daily Stormer is a good example.

Atlanta Man
Atlanta Man
5 years ago

Initial compassion before the hard brutal truths would help more people find the path. When delivering the hard truth make sure it is done in private, and allow the man receiving the truth to “lose his composure” if necessary to accept the truth.

Sty
Sty
5 years ago

I would add anti political-correctness and sceptism against new trends

Jonathan Roseland
5 years ago

I suggest adding Biohacking to this list. For those who aren’t acquainted with that term…
“A hacker is someone who wants to gain complete control of the system they are dealing with be it technological or social. A biohacker, therefore is someone who wants to gain complete control of their own biology using scientifically credible tools.”
Here in Latin America I meet a lot of legit red pill guys, although it’s pretty rare that they would actually reffer to themselves that way. True red pillers are individualistic enough that we would never define ourselves by a single term – a challenge ‘Neomasculinity’ also faces.
An interest in Biohacking, brain health & Antiaging is quite common.

Johnny
Johnny
5 years ago

Roosh
That term is too common (neo anything) and all the leftoid man hater idiots will use the Zionist task masters at the SPLC/ADL to like neo masculinity to neo nazism which I think is retarded but you know how pinko can’t make fags try to use Lenninist tactics and put us all in a box yet demand rights and privileges for themselves as unique little snow flakes.

Society won’t stabilize as long as you have a breakdown of the family either. Mass fornicating doesn’t exactly build families or healthy societies and remember in the 50s there were tons of healthy, hard working, Christian family lies but the Rothschilds had to use MK Ultra on the masses. Is a cultural revolution so all the hippies, progressives/neo Marxists, feminists, ethnic supremacists, etc could tear down our country from within. It was all Zionist banker controlled and is all done to create a New World Order.

66Scorpio
66Scorpio
5 years ago
Reply to  Johnny

How about 3M2 or 3M^2 or 3M-Squared
3rd Millennium Men/Man/Male/Masculinity (Take your pick)

tbm
tbm
5 years ago

Good move roosh, seriosly good move

j
j
5 years ago
Anti_Femastasis
Anti_Femastasis
5 years ago

I would like to propose the term neomasculinity

I don’t like the term. It sounds either like something gay or like something about bodybuilding muscle veining.

I am fine with “redpill”. I don’t care that it’s also a Zero hedge term.

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MrBiIIGoode .
MrBiIIGoode .
5 years ago

It does sound like something homos woud use. I think Roosh couldn’t come up with a good topic for today so he just thew this out there.

Contradictions Collapse
Contradictions Collapse
5 years ago

One can dream.

Travesty
Travesty
5 years ago

I think the Manosphere as quoted by G Manifesto sounds like a gay club.

Simply wrap it all into Neomasculinity.

Stop calling our side Manosphere. Let the MGTOWs and MRAs do their own thing.

Dead Vargas
Dead Vargas
5 years ago

I’d say it’s more “neorooshinism” than any other thing. Anti-socialism, binary sex model, technological skepticism, just to name a few, are politically charged themes. Being a man of this time does not require agreeing with these ideas.

Being a “new man” is more related to the core of masculinity, especially the four tactical virtues of masculinity: strength, honor, mastery and courage, IMO. Men can have various political beliefs and yet still be men.

Rick Moser
5 years ago

neo suggests it is a reaction to masculinity that preceded it. I suggest a label that suggests a return to masculinity that once existed but got lost, “innovo masculinity” or something. I agree it is better than red pill as a general label though.