They involve groups of males, or lost boys, that are largely held together by a central matriarchal female character. As much as the manosphere will deny it, they tend to seek out and put upon a pedestal a particular woman to act as mom or virtual wife to console them and lick their wounds.
The Peter Pan analogy is obvious. A bunch of lost boys who need their “Wendy”. Boys who don’t seem to grow up or ever learn anything despite being in red pill Neverland for years on end.
Although, I suppose that is part of the problem if they didn’t spend so much time debating online the same old tired points and got back to reality, maybe they would grow up, but they are trapped in a virtual Neverland.
The Wizard of Oz analogy is interesting too since Dorothy largely acts as a mother figure to the cowardly lion, the tinman with no heart, the scarecrow with no brain. Let’s see does the manosphere have men like that? Cowardly? Check. No heart? Check. No brain? Check.
They then follow Dorothy in hopes she will lead them to some magical wizard or promised-land where they will be bestowed courage, hearts, and brains. Note she leads them. Dorothy is not the submissive follower in this story even though she is presented to be demure and innocent.
Coincidentally enough, Dorothy wears RED slippers. Ruby red slippers to be exact. Symbolism for her value being above red rubies.