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Manosphere: Debunked

Manosphere: Introduced

Season 1, Ep. 1

Welcome! It's the first episode of Manosphere: Debunked, so we're starting with an attempt to answer a central question: "What even is the manosphere?" Along the way, we ask various other questions, including "Do men going their own way still talk to their mums?" and "Was everything fine for men before pesky old feminism came along??"


Manosphere: Debunked is hosted by Aileen Barratt (@tindertranslators) and Dan, the anonymous psychologist (@the_nice_ish_psychologist), on Instagram.


Aileen's book, Tinder Translator: An A-Z of Modern Misogyny, is available here.

Visit The Nice-ish Rambling Substack page here.


RESOURCES


The Emergence and Development of the Manosphere (Book Chapter)

The Evolution of the Manosphere Across the Web (Journal Article)

An Introduction to Men's Rights Activists (MRAS) (Web Article)

The Men's Rights Movement (Wikipedia)

Pickup Artists (Wikipedia)

Men Go Their Own Way (Wikipedia)

Incels (Wikipedia)


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