An update on how the Manosphere has changed in 2020.
Note: September 2 is the ninth full moon of 2020.
As we have been focused on political issues, dealing with societal upheaval, and squirreling away our lives during the COVID crackdown, the Manosphere has quietly been slipping away. This post takes note of the disturbances in the force. The last time I reviewed such changes was in the post, Moon Day Review – Crack and the Red Pill (2019 May 13).
There were several blogs that slowed down over the past couple months, and I’ve been waiting to see whether they were taking a summer reprieve, or else were slowly fading into the archives. I could always be wrong, but now I’m fairly certain about which way these blogs are going to fall. Only time will tell for sure.
I have not included blogs which went down more than one year ago.
My apologies for omitting any pertinent secular Manosphere blogs. Leave a link in the comments if you wish one to be included in the list.
(The authors no longer post with regular frequency.)
- Alpha Jedi
- Black Label Logic
- Derek Ramsey
- Krauser PUA
- Larry’s Musings
- Laughing at Feminism (Sharkly)
- Malcolm the Cynic
- Red Pill Theory
- Sub-Created Worlds (J. J. Griffing)
- The Autistic Gamer
- The Red Quest
(The authors have ceased writing new posts.)
- Blair Naso (Austin Martin)
- Calculated Bravery
- Days of Game
- Donal Graeme
- Fabius Maximus
- Free Northerner
- Hawaiian Libertarian (Keoni Galt)
- Major Styles
- Steve Jabba
- Talon’s Rest
- The Illiberal Liberal
- Things That We Have Heard and Known (Cane Caldo)
- v5k2c2 (Boxer)
(The web domain has been deleted, defunded, or deplatformed.)
- Chateau Heartiste (reconstructed site)
- Moose Norseman
- Red Coco
- Saving Eve
Also of note, Scott Klajic says he won’t be writing for the Manosphere again. That’s probably good for him and his family, but bad for us.
- Joshua’s Path
- Sharkly’s expose of Whitewater Community Church
- The Biblicist Report (from the author of Biblical Gender Roles)
- To Reclaim Normality (Feeriker)
(The authors have renovated their site or image, or have resumed posting with greater frequency.)
- A Father’s Journey
- Didact’s Reach
- Full Metal Patriarchy
- Marriage, Sex, and More (M. J. Davis)
- The Family Alpha (Zac)
Still Going Strong
(The authors continue to produce new posts on a regular basis.)
- Amerika (Brett Stevens, et al.)
- Biblical Gender Roles
- Captain Capitalism (Aaron Clarey)
- Christianity and Masculinity (Deep Strength)
- Dark Brightness
- Do What’s Right (Ed Hurst)
- Eric Conn
- Gunner Q
- It’s Good to be a Man
- Jim’s Blog
- Mogadishu Matt
- Paul Elam
- Pushing Rubber Downhill (Adam Piggott)
- Radix Fidem (Ed Hurst)
- Red Pill Dad
- Rob Says…
- Roosh V
- SFC Ton
- Snapper TRX
- Soviet Men
- Spawny’s Space
- Talon’s Rest
- Texas Dom
- The Male Factor
- The Orthosphere
- The Other McCain
- The Rational Male
- The Red Quest
- The 96th Thesis (Matthew E. Cochran)
- Vox Popoli
- Warren Farrell
- Whiskey Tango Texas
- Whores and Ale
- Wintery Knight
Addendum: These lists have been updated to include the information offered by readers below in the comments.
As you can see, there is a much greater number of Manosphere/Red Pill blogs making an exit than are making a debut. 34 going out, and 10 coming in, compared to 38 remaining steady. That’s a huge turnover, and all within the last several months!
For those who have been following along, the real surprise is that this phase shift has been delayed for so long. The Manosphere chuggered to a metaphysical standstill in late 2018, and since then, uniquely new behavioral theories and cultural models have become extremely rare and of diminutive impact. Most of the philosophical (viz. morally neutral) perspectives have morphed into behavioral lore and praxeologies which continue to be discussed and are slowly leeching into the mainstream.
But even though the decade of the Classic Manosphere has passed (ca. 2008-2018), the movement is not completely dead. Instead of developing new theories, it is undergoing a philosophical breech concerning which applications continue to receive a focused interest.
Back in early April of this year, I put my finger on a schism that has developed between Christian Red Pill and secular Red Pill. This difference has become more pronounced since then. This schism might explain some of the present attrition in the Manosphere, as writers are pressured to conform to either a pro-Game player mindset, or else chase after a Christ centered relationship/marriage context. Many writers have been unprepared to make such a change or have grown weary in keeping up with these changes.
As things are now, secular RP authors are focusing on the pleasures of the flesh and the pride of life (e.g. lay reports, how to decrease approach-to-lay ratios, and gloating in the satisfaction of “enjoying the decline”), while the few remaining authors of the Christian Manosphere are continuing to produce insights with respect to Biblical proscriptions of morality and the spiritual significance of various nuances within specific contexts (e.g. marital sanctification, successful parenting, effective fatherhood, life-purpose, purity, etc.). There is still much more to be examined through a Biblical RP lens. So we can expect this trend to continue for the next few years or until there is a society-wide reset.
A suggestion for the hosts of fading blogs: Readers totally understand that life changes and that you no longer feel the need to churn out new content. It’s hard work. However, you have some outstanding and perhaps even historically significant content that continues to be relevant. All that is needed is for you to mildly revise those older posts which are still pertinent and repost them. Publish or Perish!
Another suggestion for the hosts of fading, defunct, or terminated blogs: Recently, I have contacted a few noteworthy authors of the past and I have invited them to post their content (old or new) on Σ Frame. The few who have responded have flatly stated that it was too much work to maintain an active blog, and have expressed interest in submitting their work here from time to time. To all readers, if you have something to say, but don’t want the responsibility of producing regular content, and you like this idea, I invite you to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.