Thursday, April 8, 2010

What is Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW) About?

Original Source

Thread at Happy Bachelors Forum

It is basically a statement of independence, and irrelevance - men declaring themselves free of the social expectations of women and western culture as a whole, because both have come to hate men - "we are independent, and you are irrelevant. "

Western culture has turned on men. Phrases like "male violence", "toxic masculinity" and "testosterone poisoning" heap shame and blame on men, for no other crime than having been born with the set of genitals which is not currently in fashion. Men and women, masculinity and femininity, have been cast as opponents in a death struggle for dominance. Dozens of castrati in academia literally howl over "The Decline of Males" or anything talking about the end of men.

At the same time, while women have been freed of their old traditional roles and expectations, with increasingly frequent outrageous and destructive results, men have been locked by an increasing body of anti-male laws into a very rigid caricature of their traditional roles and expectations. In consumption-driven western culture, the male role has been boiled down into provider of money and designated perpetrator for whatever constructed victim hood any woman tries to claim.

Yes, certainly some men do want to have a family, or at least children. But women seem to suffer more from not having had them, and men have had a lot of years to get used to the idea recently. It doesn't make much sense any more to breed more little reasons for the government to intrude into your life so you can support its massive ponzi scheme of social entitlements which relies on an ever growing population to support it.

Men have figured out that both women and government need them a lot more than they need either.

Women and daddy government have essentially criminalized any interaction men can have with women these days. Anything that makes a woman "fee-yuhl unsafe" is enough to land a man in jail, or cost him his career and his social reputation, or cost him a lot of money, or all of the above. A father exists in the lives of his children not as a fundamental right, but at the indulgence of the mother.

Men basically have most of the rights we need, as long as we treat women like they have the plague. The vast majority of the new intrusive laws govern what used to be the most intimate interactions between men and women. They have all been redefined in terms of power, and conflict, and the ever present "oppression."

If the only way men can avoid "oppressing" all these strong-as-men-but-oh-so-fragile-when-offended princess wannabes is to steer as clear of them as possible, a lot of men are quite ready to do that.