The Red Pill is about everything you do, in every area of life.
The Red Pill is about waking up to the fact that your life's activities are all being "channeled" to benefit other people, rather than you yourself.
The includes women and relationships with them (or men, if you're a Red Pill woman,) but it includes everything else.
In other words: if you're one of the "little people" you have "owners."
Your "Owners" want you to do activities that benefit them. They want to "harvest" the fruits of your labor.
(It's no accident that this sounds an awful lot like farming.)
The only question the "Owners" have is how to harvest your labor most profitably.
In the past, the institution of slavery used direct, physical force to channel the labor of the "Owned."
You know, whips, chains, collective punishment.
The problem with the use of physical force is, it's inefficient. It's very expensive to maintain slaves. Especially since you need a whole group of "Enforcers" to administer the chaining and whipping and other such activities.
But there is another, much more efficient way to get profitable labor from people:
Channel their activities using software rather than hardware.
Get them to do the activities by themselves.
How is this done?
By "capturing the narrative."
You see, people develop a "mental model" of the world they live in.
So if all the information a person gets about anything, from how to work, to how one should relate to women, comes from one source, then people will act on that "Knowledge," no matter how bogus, or how misaligned with physical and biological reality it is.
Control the sources of information, and you control the people.
At a much lower cost.
The Matrix, the movie from 1999 that gave us the Red Pill metaphor, had a blunt, science fictional method of information control, where the machine masters plug direct information feeds into the brains of their human livestock and create an entire, computer simulated artificial reality in their minds.
But the feed can still be achieved by means that are actually possible in reality rather than in a science fiction story. Do you wonder why the upper class in America tries to consolidate control of the media above all else?
I had a fascinating talk one time with an old-timer from the days of the former country of Czechoslovakia, the pre 1989 days when it was a totalitarian communist state.
He said life was surprizingly normal. People went to work, shopped, and drove around in cars, or got on the trams they had going around his city of Prague, just like they have in Philadelphia or Zurich. They read the newspapers and watched TV, and he said he believed that America was intending to nuke Czechoslovakia, and the West Germans might invade, and the only thing keeping the Americans and Germans from attacking was the nuclear deterrence of the Soviet Union, and the massive Eastern Bloc army. It was just something as obvious as the nose on your face. "Everybody knew that" in that time.
Just like Americans never questioned the information they were being fed about how people in Czechoslovakia were supposedly going hungry, Czechs never even knew just how much more wealthy Americans and Western Europeans were (and especially how crappy Czech cars were compared to Western ones.)
Because they were fed the information the "Owners" wanted them to get.
His "Red Pill" moment came when a Polish friend went to America for a few months, and came back and described just how huge the wealth difference was, and what Americans really thought about attacking Czechoslovakia or Poland. This was a guy he knew and trusted, and of course, that lead him to stop trusting his original sources of information, and eventually he became one of the people who tore the whole thing down in 1989.
And of course, one of the areas of life which society's "Owners" want to control is sexuality.
The origins of the larger Red Pill movement lie in men's discovery that they have been lied to about sexuality. The information they've been handed about how to lead their sexual lives doesn't correspond to reality: the realities of women's, and men's, biological design.
Blue Pill bullshit hides the topics of hypergamy in women, of men's autonomous patterns of arousal vs. women's reactive patterns of arousal, war bride syndrome . . . and on and on and on . . .
Because none of that helps the owners's goal of wanting you to subordinate your sexuality as a man, to serve the larger goals of society's Owners.
But you've been lied to about so many more things that just about women and sex.
It's all about programming how you spend your time in every area of your life .
Perhaps these masterpieces by Stefan Molyneux and George Carlin will explain the larger picture better than I could: