Roosh has asserted the manosphere is approaching a tipping point. He stated that 2013 is the year in which the manosphere will be ‘discovered’ by the mainstream media. He makes some good points. I have to respectfully disagree with him, however. The manosphere, as in, this collection of blogs and ideas, will never go mainstream. Everything that it spouts is mostly true. However, no one wants to hear it from a bunch of internet bloggers.
Here are the faults of the manosphere as I see them, and why I do not think it will go mainstream:
A) The knowledge that the manosphere contains is already is ‘mainstream.’ Look at Adam Carolla. Mancow. Bill Burr. Patrice O’neal. Tucker Max. Etc. Those guys are mainstream. You can bring them into a conversation with anyone and they will follow the reference. These guys have the exact same message that the manosphere is sending, but they make people laugh and thus, don’t get into blog wars with manboobs over insignificant shit. These guys follow the guideline of “If you want to tell the truth, make people laugh.”
B) From inside the sphere, everything makes sense. To most outside people, it’s a fringe group of misogynists. For guys to understand the mentality of the manosphere and what it is actually about (not just a bunch of mysogynists), they need to have a reason to understand it. Getting screwed over by a girl works pretty well. But many are content to drown in a sea of video games, porn and weed as they watch those 10% of guys with game roll all the pussy they want.
C) Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, people don’t like hearing a male-power movement from a bunch of guys blogging online. It’s simply not fashionable. Women take offense to guys who actually call out their slutty behavior, even though they do it to themselves all the time. For manosphere ideas to be accepted, they would have to take a different form. Look at schoolofflirting.com, for instance. This women is teaching women how to be feminine, something that the manosphere does. But look at the presentation of her website! She’s an old, harmless looking women! What bad could come from her teaching girls how to bat there eyes who have forgotten due to their gender neutral upbringing? She’s like that cute old Grandma that you can’t get mad at. Yet the girl game she teaches is similar to the things that JudgyBitch and CH tell women to do, but no one can accuse her of being sexist.
Ah yes, presentation, not truth. One must learn to play the game. The truth bears no power in a sea full of ignorance. No matter how true it might be that 90% of the male population could stand to benefit by working on their game and becoming more masculine, that will not matter unless the argument takes an acceptable form that people can attach themselves too. Most manosphere bloggers are anonymous, with a few execptions. That tells you something about the opinion we expect that most people will have about our life views.
Thus, the manosphere will not be going mainstream anytime soon. I mean, honestly, I think that’s a crazy assertion. Hell, no one from the sphere even has their own podcast. No one has a book written and endorsed by a major publisher. The ideas are valid, powerful and useful. Someone will probably be able to market them. But my guess is that it will be a women. Red pill wisdom is just easier to take from a Grandmother than a scary looking wolf.
Will a huge, momentous occasion occur in which the manosphere and it’s ideas are ‘outed’ to the world and a cultural shift occurs? Hell no.