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MGTOW: Has feminism driven men to 'go their own way?'

by Staff writer



MGTOW is the name of an online movement, largely active on the forum Reddit, that is encouraging men to shun all forms of relationships with women.

The movement, Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW), aims to convince modern men that relationships with women are damaging.


This is because, they claim, society is now so biased against men.

The website, MGTOW.com, describes the movement as: “A statement of self-ownership, where the modern man preserves and protects his own sovereignty above all else.”

It adds that the movement stands up for men who are: “Refusing to bow, serve and kneel for the opportunity to be treated like a disposable utility.”

On reddit, the MGTOW movement is growing at an alarming rate and is encouraging men to become celibate or ignore women completely.

They claim that western civilisation is a “gynocentric” system, which values women while taking men entirely for granted.

The movement, which has appeared largely as a backlash to feminism, touts the belief that for the sake of their own happiness modern men are better off shunning long-term relationships with women completely.

MGTOW aims to convince modern men that relationships with women are damaging in all forms.

One post on the group’s website reads: “Between all the life-altering diseases floating around nowadays, the 60 per cent plus likelihood of divorce and rape, exponential debt, and all the wasted time that could be better spent working…celibacy is the only solution."

MGTOW says it's more than just a social movement.

"It’s a matter of life and death.”

Members of the group are already requesting and sharing tips on how to stop sexual attraction to women.

One post on the forum reads: “I was just wondering if anyone could give me any tips on becoming celibate and even blocking/ignoring my attraction to women.

“For my own reasons, I don't wish to involve myself with women sexually anymore.”

The group also does not encourage friendships with women, with one post on the Reddit forum titled:

“If you still have any, you should examine your friendship with them right now.

“Unless you're work friends, or have professional connections, there isn't anything redeeming about staying in contact with any woman.”

Reddit and the movement’s own site is not the only place the message is prevalent.

Youtube is rife with videos that extol the virtues of men living a life without women.

Searching for ‘MGTOW’ on the site yields over 439,000 results, which include videos such as “How and why women betray men”; “Top ten types of women to avoid” and “Miserable women start paying for feminism with their own lives!”

The MGTOW movement claims that western civilization values women more than men and that this is no longer acceptable.

One notable maker of videos that promote the idea of men going through life without forming long-term relationships is Howard Dare.

In the video “What Is MGTOW: A Brief Introduction”, he explains some background to the movement.

He says: “Little boys are treated like damaged little girls, they are drugged, they are punished, they are shamed, their behavior is conditioned to be slaves to women.”

Hundreds of men across the world are joining the movement on a daily.

"I am a male. And as much as I might not like the manner in which the MGTOW community conducts itself, I cannot help but identify with some of the key principles of the movement," 
says new member Josh Giorgio.

"I suppose that I am MGTOW as well!" 

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