There is much discussion lately of “What MGTOW really means.” I think it’s a silly argument.
This is where I stand on the matter.
I am simply very careful of who I enmesh by life with, and pay particular attention to not putting myself in a legally and financially vulnerable position.
To me, it seems that many MGTOW are in fact resentful and angry people who are essentially saying “Fuck you!” to all women as proxies for those that harmed them, and not acting as “liberated men.”
While I watch many MGTOW videos, I must admit that there’s a certain kind of hard-line that I just don’t buy, one that is usually come by via pain. I acknowledge that women have many similarities, due both to biology and upbringing, but I’m not willing to make the same kind of leaps of logic that many do.
I only use MGTOW as a convenient label to say that I refuse the role of protector and provider, that I do not accept the social convention to give up my wealth, possessions, or dignity to enjoy a relationship of any kind with a woman. I do not accept that I owe obéissance or duty to another human for the mere sake that they are born female, and I, a male.
I will not argue “What MGTOW really means” any more that I would argue what happy, or wealthy really means. It is merely a convenient label, one that I am ready to drop in a heart-beat, without needing to change my approach to life.
For all of those who are insistent on creating dogma, or ideology, feel free, the label does not bind me, any more that societal expectations that I fulfill certain roles do.
It is an irony that choosing to be truly free of unchosen labels and expectations also means giving up the expectations of those who argue over a label’s meaning.