One of the ridiculous idea that PUAs and MRAs have is that women are not influenced by mainstream and popular culture and that everything that women do is because they are submissive to Alpha male. For these guys, women are not influenced by popular and mainstream culture but by Alpha males and feminists. It leads to bizarre things : A few years ago, one of them, Vincent Ignatus wrote a posting bitching against women and saying that women are ugly and masculine and the article featured a picture of Eva Longoria. Eva Longoria is a celebrity and she has fans all around the world, therefore the article is a good example of cognitive dissonance. Another example of cognitive dissonance is that PUAs and MRAs are convinced that women’s magazine have a huge influence on women and at the same time that these women are ugly. Women’s magazine are full of pictures of very attractive women and are frequently accused of shaming women because they don’t look like these celebrities, so if women are influenced by these magazines, how can they be ugly and masculine ?
Believing that everything that women do is to please Alpha Males lead MRAs/PUAs to think that all fashion or grooming trends exists to please Alpha Male. As an example Athol Kay said that his wife had a Brazilian waxing because he’s an Alpha Male while the reason women have Brazilian waxing has nothing to do with Alpha Males.
One of the reason PUAs/MRAs believe that women are not influenced by mainstream and popular culture is that PUAs/MRAs reject mainstream and popular culture and admire freaks like Mystery. As an example, the GendErratic site says that men are not supposed to show an interest in clothing while both mainstream culture and men’s magazines encourage men to spend money on clothing. MRAs are not aware of that and it’s why they look like a bunch of weirdos.
Furthermore these MRAs/PUAs are regularly talking about feminists that almost nobody knows like if these women had a huge influence on women. And these guys read obsessively these feminists blogs and many feminists reject mainstream and popular culture and proudly say they are not influenced by other women. Which leads MRAs/PUAs to conclude that since women are not influenced by by mainstream and popular culture it means they must be submissive to Alpha males and influenced by feminists.