People imitate each other, and they do it to conform. They desire to conform, because they are terrified to independence, of ambiguity, of uncertainty, of not being a sheep with their identical sheep thought. In high school we imitated exactly how each other dressed, which showed to which social group we belonged.
Unfortunately, I see this imitation and conformity in the Manosphere Here's some examples: Alphas, Betas, Deltas, Gammas, Omegas, shit tests, hypergamy, Red Pill, the Blue Pill, the Dark Triad, "chicks dig jerks"....
Men memorize these words and conform to them, so they can belong. They get meaning, importance and community from them. For them it is now tradition. If they can't change their minds and move beyond these things, they're not that smart.
Again, unfortunately, those who refuse to conform - the critics - become the ostracized and the scapegoated. Isn't that amusing? The critics are insulted and cursed as witches who are a threat to the cohesion of the group.
But isn't that what the feminists do?
Nothing can advance unless there is opposition and criticism. Many haven't forgot that. They've never known it.
And what are their responses based on?