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“Alpha Male” Podcasts and their Toxicity

Updated: Apr 29, 2023

Kathy Bibang, Opinions Editor

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I always assumed that podcasts were a medium of communication through which some people decided to share their knowledge about a topic and make their content available for anyone who was interested.

What I mean by “knowledge” is the understanding of certain topics through research, because experience alone is subjective. So by doing research, one learns more and gets an objective comprehension about things. Nonetheless, in an era in which information is easily available thanks to the internet, why are some netizens okay with half-truths or just blatant lies?

Before the COVID-19 lockdown, I believed that podcasters had a moral responsibility towards their listeners, but it does seem like that anymore. Not with the rising of “alpha male” podcasts.

Never in my life have I seen so much false information spread without any repercussions. It makes sense since I was not born or raised in the United States, but it was a cultural shock that I never saw coming. “Alpha male” podcasts are one of the most comical and ridiculous content I have encountered online.

Grown men having tantrums and talking like every single woman on earth is the same appears to be their favorite topic. It is unbelievable the way the so called “alpha males” are always speaking about women and never taking into account women’s experiences.

They want to teach young boys how to become “high-value” men and treat women based on few to none experience. Most of them say outlandish, sexist comments regarding women and expect to be applauded when women themselves say that their claims are wrong.

The world would be a better place if everyone knew that they should mind their own business, but since that is not very common, some people need to understand that not everybody will like you.

From time to time, the person you thought of as a potential partner will not have reciprocated feelings, but that is not the end. Your life would not stop there, but spreading lies because a girl or woman rejected you says more about you than about her.

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