Written 30 years ago, Farrell had not yet (to use a modern analogy) “swallowed the red pill.” He was still trying to reconcile his lifelong feminist beliefs (he literally served on the board of the NYC chapter of NOW—The National Organization for Women) with what his research was revealing—and failing miserably.
What he ended up with though, was a catalog of red-pill ideas. Everything is here, from the problems of marriage 2.0 to the female-imperative2. Farrell doesn't use the modern jargon (the book was written 15 years before The Matrix—the movie that gave us the terms red-pill and blue-pill), but he does explain the modern concepts and the underlying social norms.
He also has a number of concepts that the men's red-pill movement has either missed or failed to label.
- The football player's dilemma
- Women's male death fantasy
- Success object
1 Wikipedia lists the publication year as 1988, but the hardback copy I have lists the copyright date as 1986.
2 The Female Imperative