The Manosphere by the Numbers

This sidebar originally appeared in the May/June 2015 print issue of Pacific Standard alongside "Reform of the Nerds, Starring Arthur Chu."
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The men's rights movement in India. (Photo: Peter Wright/Flickr)

The men's rights movement in India. (Photo: Peter Wright/Flickr)

Membership in online forums and subreddits dedicated to men's rights, pick-up artistry, and involuntary celibacy (with usernames like Captainpayback):

  • r/seduction, subreddit with tips on manipulating women
         200,145 subscribers
  • pick-up-artist-forum.com, website with tips on manipulating women
         148,511 members
  • r/TheRedPill, subreddit about men's rights
         98,796 subscribers
  • r/ForeverAlone, subreddit about involuntary celibacy
         37,583 subscribers
  • Love-shy.com, website forum about involuntary celibacy
         4,034 members
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This sidebar originally appeared in the May/June 2015 print issue of Pacific Standard alongside "Reform of the Nerds, Starring Arthur Chu." The data, accurate at the time of publication, was collected from Reddit, love-shy.com, and the Guardian.

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