Joint NHDP/NHYD Statement: Daily Beast unmasks GOP Rep. Fisher as creator of woman-hating 'Red P
Joint NHDP/NHYD Statement: Daily Beast unmasks GOP Rep. Fisher as creator of woman-hating 'Red Pill'
Concord, NH -- This morning, The Daily Beast published an incredibly disturbing report in which Young Republican State Representative Robert Fisher (R-Laconia) was unmasked as one of the secret architects of the Internet’s misogynistic “Manosphere" as the founder of the "Red Pill" forum. On the forum, Rep. Fisher went on numerous offensive, baseless, and misogynistic rants against women. For example he attacked women for what he perceived to be their “sub-par intelligence," accused women for getting a free ride because a woman's body "grants [them] equal footing with somebody bringing intelligence or a personality,” and that rape isn’t "an absolute bad, because the rapist I think probably likes it a lot." Executive Director of the Young Democrats, State Representative Amelia Keane of Nashua released the following statement in response to the damning report: "Representative Fisher's behavior is nothing short of repulsive. He should be deeply ashamed of himself. There is no excuse for the type of hateful and ignorant rhetoric anywhere in our state, none the less from someone elected to our State House to serve the men and women in his community. If Rep. Fisher has any semblance of decency or shame left, he will resign his seat. This is particularly disturbing given the fact that legislation to strengthen the rape-shield law is working its way through the legislature. We hope and expect his Republican colleagues to call for his resignation, particularly given their support of a rape-shield and in clear contrast, Representative Fisher's clear predatory and misogynistic behavior as well as creating an permission culture for disrespected and abuse." See below for notable excerpts from the Daily Beast exposé: The Republican Lawmaker Who Secretly Created Reddit’s Women-Hating ‘Red Pill’ An investigation into Fisher’s online aliases found a trail of posts linking the lawmaker to the username Pk_atheist, the creator of The Red Pill—an online Reddit community of nearly 200,000 subscribers which promotes itself as a “discussion of sexual strategy in a culture increasingly lacking a positive identity for men.” In a state with one representative to every 3,200 people, many of Fisher’s female constituents are likely to know him personally—whether or not they know what he’d once posted about women online. And those comments were just the start. ...this community also subscribes to the beliefs that women lack both intelligence and substance, are programed to cheat on their partners, and expire after the age of 30. Its darkest sections are heavy with rape denialand apologia. On The Red Pill, Fisher commonly expressed disappointment that the institutions of marriage and religion were destroyed by women’s equality. He maintained that as a result of financial independence, women were no longer compelled to remain faithful and as a result, men needed to protectively adapt their sexual strategy. “To give women autonomy is to take away the very thing that made marriage a realistic institution… what I dislike is the general attitude that somehow we owe [women] something for sex… Women enjoy the autonomy that feminism has afforded them… But don’t expect the relics from back in the day to continue to benefit you without the sacrifices you were making,” Fisher wroteon his blog Dating American, in 2012—just weeks before establishing The Red Pill. Feminism took the lid off pandora’s box, but the mothers, and the daughters of those mothers never internalized, learned, or passed down the concept of responsibility for their freedoms, only the freedom itself.” Fisher wrote in 2013. Of gaming women, Fisher said, “[women have] absolutely done this to themselves. I feel zero regret or shame pumping and dumping.” He felt it was unjust that women get a free ride, believing “a pair of boobs grants [them] equal footing with somebody bringing intelligence or a personality.” Fisher said he was not paranoid, but rather “statistically I’m overdue for a false rape allegation.” “You can’t have sex with this many women without getting one,” he argued. He wrote, “I’m going to say it- Rape isn’t an absolute bad, because the rapist I think probably likes it a lot. I think he’d say it’s quite good, really.” Though he stated he “doesn’t advocate breaking the law,” Fisher said online in 2012 that a 40-year-old man asking to see the breasts of a 15-year-old wasn’t creepy. Instead, he said it was “evolutionarily advantageous and perfectly natural.” In service of this freedom, Fishers claimed he installed a video recorder in his room. “There is literally no legal protection I can think of that could eliminate the risk of a previous sexual partner of mine falsely accusing me of rape, no matter what the circumstances. I now have a video recorder in my room,” he posted.