From the comments to the RoK article
This stands alone as a reminder to those who think the red-pill is a magic cure-all.Obviously, it takes time, as the red pill is actually more of a process that takes a long time to mature. We spent the better part of two decades of our lives soaking our brains in a wash of feminist narrative, and traditional concepts that are purely historical, and fiction today. Having to wash our brains of that, and reprogram takes such a long time as the indoctrination we were brainwashed with started before birth with our parents, and their parents before them, so on, and so forth.
It is not.
It is, however, an acknowledgement of the need to be awake and to pay attention, with greater clarity and understanding, to what is happening all around one. We are still part of the Matrix - even if we GOOW after taking the red pill - and yet we are able to live with greater peace and contentment that came from the slow maturation the taking of the red pill engendered.
Many things, many branches of intellectual pursuit, play their part in this maturation. Philosophy - that is, an understanding of one's relationship to reality - plays a vital role (Rand was championing this point many years ago in her essay, "Philosophy? Who Needs It?"). And yet, above all, we must strive for integrity and consistency (two things, among many other qualities, that many folk - not just women - appear to lack) if we are to benefit from the application of our red-pill based philosophy.
Unlike the movie, we cannot be simply unplugged from the Matrix, we must learn to continue to work within it, ignoring the distractions, extracting the benefits (from minds that may be greater than ours) but resolutely remaining independent.