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Man on Misogynist Reddit Forum Admits to Denying Women Med School Position

On July 7th, one male Redditor in the popular misogynist Reddit forum, /r/theredpill/, admitted his hatred for women in medical positions in a thread titled, “Do not rely on women to empathize with you in professional matters”.

The post, now deleted, was a rant against women in the medical system and his actions to shut women out completely. The anonymous poster admitted to being a recruitment alumni for a pre-med hospital internship program in California.

My mates and I noticed how demanding and obnoxious the girls in our program were. Utterly unmarriageable. So we made the decision to monopolize all of the recruitment positions within the organization and lets just say we’re helping the participation ratio between the sexes accurately reflect the natural order of things. Women can marry doctors and have a quality existence, but Men have to become doctors to enjoy an equivalent lifestyle. We’re thinning the harpie herd down to 1/5 women and this will be a highly visible trend in Socal medschools over the next few years. We will be passing this redpill tradition down to each new generation of participants (this program enlists several thousand premed students across the southland).

The post received a negative amount of down votes, with one commenter thanking him for his service of shutting women out of these positions.

Currently, 47 percent of medical students are women according to the State of Women in Academic Medicine.  Since the Redditor admitted to “monopolizing recruitment” to a prestigious medical internship, it can be said that the stigma for male privilege in the medical field still exists.

The popular Reddit forum,/r/theredpill, has over 120,000+ men who follow the forum’s rules and regulations which promotes “a sexual strategy in a culture increasingly lacking a positive identity for men.”

In a article from 2014,Ben Branstetter describes the mentality behind TRP. “The philosophy of TRP—which sells itself as a “self-improvement” subreddit—is based in innocuous values such as self-empowerment and evolutionary psychology. The forum declares amongst its core values that women are using feminism to gain “the best position they can find, to select mates, to determine when they want to switch mates, to locate the best DNA possible, and to garner the most resources they can individually achieve.”

TRP is known to have inspired UCSB killer Elliot Rodger in his brutal shooting of  his peers — specially women who rejected him.

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Written by Alissa Medina

Alissa Medina's love of online publications led to her spearhead Fembot. A decade ago, Fembot was something she created as a teen (then called Reasons to be Beautiful after the grunge band Hole.) Now, with three degrees under her belt from UC Riverside and NYU, Alissa plans to expand her academic feminism to publication writing.

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