Men Going Their Own Way

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The Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW, pronounced "mig-tau") movement is an offshoot of the men's rights movement resembling some kind of straight male separatism. Basically, MGTOWers buy into the rhetoric of men's rights advocates (eg, "society is actually biased against men, not women"), but instead of trying to address these (alleged) issues, they have vowed either to stay away from women altogether or to stop marrying women and having children. In other words, it's a hilarious analog to the lesbian separatism movement, but without homosexuality (many MGTOWers don't believe men should "become gay" as an element of further rebellion).


[edit] Power?

It's unclear if the movement has any power beyond "disgruntled douchebags talking shit about women on the Internet." As a general rule, the reaction of sane people is "Go your own way and stop whining already!"

[edit] GTOW

The "going their own way" part is often framed not just as manly self-preservation but as a "strike" that is supposed to punish women. In the worldview of all too many MGTOWers, women are succubi-like creatures, who seduce men in order to exploit them, but are unable to live support themselves without men to exploit. (It's worth mentioning that there's a strong whiff of overt misogyny wafting around many in the movement.) There are amusing parallels here with the notion of "going Galt" that is popular among libertarians who overestimate their importance in the grand scheme of things. It's perhaps telling that despite professing to 'go their own way' they seem utterly incapable of stopping talking about women in their internet fora.

[edit] Asian women

Occasionally, MGTOWers will advocate that Western men try marrying Asian women instead, as they are apparently more demure and submissive. Asian-American feminists and other decent human beings are wholly disgusted[1][2][3] by this idea, as are the MGTOWers who also frequent Stormfront.

[edit] Red pill

MGTOWs, in common with MRAs, often speak of a mystical form of enlightenment referred to as "taking The Red Pill".

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