What is MGTOW all about?
The first MGTOW movement started in the early 1970’s as a response to radical feminism.
Many of the messages from feminist leaders and organizations are may be contrary to traditional values, emasculating, or empowering unrealistic expectations on male-female relationships. The men deciding these messages do not have good intentions and want to use it for their own devices like money grubbing from divorce courts. Men then had no choice but to go their own way because they were tired of being portrayed as irresponsible pigs, patriarchs abusing women, subjecting all sensitivity towards sex into objectification which eventually led them feeling more discriminated than ever before instead of understanding that they still need each other.
MGTOW is about men taking control of their lives, their relationships with women, and the power they’ve been taught to accept as a cog in the wheel. This often means swearing off marriage or any serious female-male liaison by embracing singledom for life. It’s not always true that these lone rangers are irresponsible layabouts; some are just dodging what they perceive as an unfair share of responsibility with regard to our social system.
MGTOW is a movement of men who pursue goals, happiness and lifestyle without marrying.
MGTOW (pronounced ‘mg-tow’) are all about liberating themselves from the societal expectations that say they should focus on getting married and investing in a family institution begun by Helen Reddy in 1967 – which is still symbolised by an object called a “wedding”.
MGTOW don’t have to be devoted to sexual pleasures with other people like many “dudes” say it does. It’s about using dating apps like Bumble or Tinder for one thing – meeting new women – but not finding something more serious beyond that. For some MGTOW, there isn’t really much difference obviously between a one-night stand and a long-term partner.
MGTOW is about men who are trying to avoid all entanglements with the opposite sex, including marriage.
MGTOWers have absolute zero interest in dating or hooking up. They don’t care about long-term relationships, engagement rings, bridesmaids dresses, flower girls dresses; nothing. The women they’re still on speaking terms with (mothers, sisters) work hard to make a man’s life as miserable as possible by guilt-tripping him for not committing and constantly nagging him until he snaps. Women try so hard to keep a man enslaved and alone – it just won’t work! It’s every single woman for herself! Girls be thirsty!” In truth though it has little to do with that and instead focuses on encouraging men to avoid relationships with women in general. It encourages them to go their own way, focusing on themselves only and not dating any women. In fact many MGTOWers state that they’re not even friends with women due to this reason (or claim it outright).
MGTOW (short for “Men Going Their Own Way” – or explicitly, “Male opting out of the need to get married or stay married”) are men who don’t want anything to do with marriage. They’re going their own way, so they might not have a girlfriend, date very often, or be as intimate as other people. The movement is mostly about just doing one’s own thing and trying not to spend too much time worrying about how society sees them.
Some MGTOWs take on an attitude of self-sufficiency and fatalism that can make them seem like they don’t care about our future in this culture — but there are also many men who think society needs a shaking up for various reasons.
MGTOW or, men going their own way, is a social movement that encourages males primarily to take steps for self-determination in all areas of life. The coordination and enforcement by society’s norms are seen as restrictive and damaging to both genders.
MGTOW believes the time has come where women need to confront misogyny within their ranks just like it is encouraged for men to confront sexism within theirs. Equality means that we do not want it any other way than 50/50 on all levels. As you will see below our goals are based on achieving true equality between the sexes and taking masculine responsibilities back on ourselves when society isn’t holding up its end of the bargain.
MGTOW promotes living modestly and frugally, accumulating wealth and knowledge to provide oneself with options. MGTOW is about minimizing expenses such as rent to reduce dependence on women (or anyone else), it is about working less, if at all, and spending time in self-improvement or any interest that makes you happy instead of chasing dollars in a corporate job you hate so much . The MGTOW movement is a step towards self-improvement, but also a refusal to be objectified by others.
MGTOW rejects the idea that the belief in equality of outcome should be used as a pretext to justify treating people unequally or to claim special privileges. It’s about having the freedom for men and women to choose their own paths and lifestyles.
MGTOW in the West is a movement about men’s choices to produce their own food, housing, energy and other essentials in spite of attempts by elites to disempower and impoverish them by controlling these essentials (ie: food production, transportation infrastructure).
MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way) is a statement of self reliance. It’s about not relying on old tricks to get laid and instead finding an adventure in life that makes you happy.
What I mean by “old tricks” are the various scams, gimmicks, and stereotypes that people use to attract women and doesn’t really do much besides change their attitudes towards the opposite gender for the worse. Scams like telling girls they’re “just friends” when in reality they just want to get laid; Gimmicks like trying to buy a girl things so she’ll be interested; or stereotypes with violent tendencies – it’s something called chivalry and we don’t need it anymore, because frankly this is why men are dropping out of society and going their own way.
As a MGTOW, you will learn that the only person responsible for your happiness is you. Whether it’s being in a relationship or not, doing something with your time or watching television all day – it doesn’t matter because only YOU are responsible for how you feel. This might be an unattractive quality to some, but keep in mind that many of us are also married and we still want to be able to enjoy our lives.
MGTOW is about going your own way, only engaging with women when absolutely necessary. Men are opting out of marriage and fatherhood at alarming rates.
MGTOW stands for “men going their own way”. Unlike MRAs (men’s rights activists) who fight to get a larger share of society’s cake, MGTOWs say “thanks” but decline the offer. They care more about what they can do themselves rather than complaining or fighting for others’ scraps. Will there come a time when all men go their own way? No one knows for sure, but most likely this will happen because as it becomes clearer that our society is structured to use men while simultaneously sucking the energy and lifeblood out of them.
MGTOW is an organization based around helping men deal with the negative opinions and problems they face in society. According to their vision, men need better choices for careers and societies that are free of oppression.
Is it true?
It’s difficult to say if it’s “true.” The post was clearly written by a female who is either confused or biased. If you want to know what MGTOW is all about I recommend reading the writings of the group at mgtowfacts dot org instead of taking guesses from someone who doesn’t seem very informed on the subject.
MGTOW is about the men that have had enough. Men are realizing they can, and many should, take a step back and say to themselves “Self, it’s just not worth it.” They give up sex in exchange for becoming good fathers and providers which will get them admiration from society again. Women may even need their help if the feminist trends of today continue.
It originated in 1997 with Dr. Warren Farrell who wrote “Why Men Are The Way They Are” then later “The Myth of Male Power”. Now thousands more have joined his way of thinking after noticing what people think isn’t working out for males these days since the World Wars when males were needed as factory workers or soldiers but now they’re not necessary to be around. Just ask Japan or Korea!
MGTOW does not mean “going your own way”, which is what many people believe it to be, but simply means Men Going Their Own Way . No one person can give you the “how-tos” because that would defeat the freedom of self actualization. It’s about men finding their own way and making their own rules within society with no one directing them.
MGTOW isn’t about “being single”, either, which is what many MGTOWs think it is. It’s about not changing who you are for someone else so you can be in a relationship with them…people don’t realize they may not need a relationship and the most beautiful thing is to not need others.
MGTOW is not a form of activism but rather just men thinking for themselves and coming together in solidarity. Some MGTOWs do things such as boycotting marriage because it’s unfair, especially when double standards exist against guys when they’re accused or even when they’re proven guilty and the entire system is in favor of women.
MGTOWs help each other find peace, happiness, and freedom from society’s punishment for not being with a woman or simply living their lives. It’s about looking out for one another and supporting each other in our choices no matter how different they may be.