Misogynistic influencers are trending right now. Defusing their message is a complex task.
In this post I’ve compiled a number of articles about male supremist influencers.
So-called male supremacist views have surged on TikTok and podcasting platforms, with personalities ranting about the rights of “high value” or “hypermasculine” men – those that they define as wealthy, confident, influential, sexually dominant and entitled to subservience from women.
If left unchecked, human rights groups and policy experts can point to what typically comes next. There is a clear pipeline between misogynist content and larger channels of hate, documented by the Anti-Defamation League and similar groups. Such philosophies have also inspired a rising rate of deadly violence
The most popular influencer, Andrew Tate is not empowering young men, he is radicalising them. Young men are learning that, if they express emotion they are weak, if they do not have girlfriends they are failures, and if they do not receive female subservience they are not adequately reaping the benefits of manhood.
The Difficult Task of Defusing Misogynistic Influencers’ Messages
Andrew Tate and other male supremacist influencers
Andrew Tate: how the ‘manosphere’ influencer is selling extreme masculinity to young men.