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The term purplepill in an online philosophy that is iffy about conventional stances and rejects a particularly gendered value system. Purplepillers are often neither MRA nor feminist.

The term “purplepill” was coined because the color purple is an intermediate between the colors blue and red, and as such, claims to be more nuanced than other pill philosophies.

Types of purplepillers[edit]

On a spectrum of gender politics, some purplepillers see themselves as centrists (r/PurplePillDebate), while others see themselves as anti-gender (yourenotalone.co), while others see themselves as non-ideological (incelswithouthate).

The media often has trouble processing this when trying to report on purplepill spaces, as they are not familiar with what, for example, an anti-feminist non-gender-dogmatic worldview would look like in the context of modern politics.

Purplepill vs blackpill[edit]

Purplepillers (in general) try to distance themselves from a grand gender narrative, whereas original blackpillers (in general) try to distance themselves from dominant gynocentric and egalitarian narrative.



The etymology comes from the redpill-bluepill analogy in the Matrix. The bluepill is a term used in the incelosphere that was coined as an analogy to describe people who behave in a manner akin to the plugged-in inhabitants of the Matrix. Morpheus, a character in the 1999 film played by Laurance Fishburne defines bluepillers as follows:

The Matrix is everywhere, it is all around us, even now in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window, or you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth ... That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else, you were born into bondage ... born into a prison that you cannot smell or taste or touch. A prison for your mind.


In the film, bluepill-exclusive beliefs contrasts with the redpill in that bluepilled people are those who are plugged into the system of digital data that constitutes a dreamworld for its prisoners. In contrast, redpilled people are those who have been unplugged by free people through the administration of a red pill, which in the film wakes people up to a depressing reality. It remains a conundrum whether the blue pill or red pill is more alluring, with bluepill offering one the pleasantries of the “ignorance is bliss” idiom, whilst the red pill offers one entrance into the real world, even though the real world is depressingly harsh.

Members of the red pill movement have used these characters as metaphors for 21st century gender relations and the dating scene wherein the A.I., in control of the Matrix is a metaphor for the mainstream media and feminist publications, the blue-pilled/plugged-in characters in the film are metaphors for ordinary people who believe in the mainstream media and feminism, whilst the unplugged/red-pilled are metaphors for members of the modern-day androsphere and incelosphere who reject the mainstream media and feminist publications.

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