Believe it or not, thousands of men say that they are so fed up with women that they’re cutting them out of their lives completely.
These dudes, united in their hatred of women, are known as MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way), and there are tens of thousands of them from all over the world, lurking the corners of the internet.
Members of the MGTOW, pronounced mig-tau, communicate almost entirely online. Intimate relationships are off the cards, and relationships are banned. Marriage, expectedly, is the ultimate no-no in the movement, and the highest level of MGTOW expects the members to quit their job and move off-grid so they don’t even have to look at women.
These men say that they choose this because women can’t be trusted, they’re “manipulative”, and “they’ll suck the joy out of your life” and “rinse you for every penny you have”.
Their men-only forums are full of arguments that society has become stacked in women’s favor with many unequal divorce settlements, higher rates of men taking their own lives, and false accusations of a misdemeanor.
This is a prominent MGTOW YouTuber True Grit Productions. He says dating is a minefield that is best avoided.
Reportedly, there’s an unofficial hierarchy within MGTOW groups, based on how committed men are to having no women in their lives.
Check out the list below:
Level 0: Embrace the idea that gender equality is a lie and propaganda.
level 1: Reject all long-term relationships.
Level 2: Reject all short-term relationships and stop having intimate relationships.
Level 3: Only interact with wider society where you have to.
Level 4: Disengage completely from society.
Even though it all sounds like a bit of a joke, more than 60,000 very serious men are subscribed to the anonymous MGTOW message board on Reddit, and thousands more belong to similar forums elsewhere on the internet.
One very common topic on the MGTOW forums is virginity, and many of these dudes say that they have proudly chosen to never have an intimate relationship with a woman. They even describe their devotion to celibacy as “going monk”.
Many of them fear of false accusations, and it’s the driving force behind this, while others argue that women are using intimacy as a way to get to their wallets.
Many of these men discuss on the forums how much they all hate “White Knights” – men who would unquestioningly jump to defend women in hope of hooking up with them. The only thing they hate more than women, however, are male feminists, or “manginas”, and “Chads” – attractive jocks.
MGTOW members share anecdotes about their messy divorces, post memes they’ve made about women and how they will ruin your life, etc. The YouTubers devoted to the “movement” argue that men should only by focusing on money, rather than chasing women.