Initial Impressions of MGTOW

Initial Impressions of MGTOW

A few months ago, I began distributing a book called The Day Sex Robots Said No To Fat Chicks.  The general plot of the book is a story about a sex robot who is engineered with a conscience who has very little interest in being used for sex and more interest in the world around him.  This had led me to several attempts at marketing to specific movements and certain strains of thought.  One of those strains was a movement called MGTOW.  I don’t know much about MGTOW.  From what I’ve learned from the acronym, it is Men Going Their Own Way.  Although, there may be specific points or a mission statement that says otherwise, just the acronym itself alludes to a practicality that this isn’t a group of men who are capable of meeting and being with women, but more likely it is a community of men who found themselves incapable of meeting and being with women so, therefore, rationalize that they don’t need women in their life.  In that case, it is not men ‘going’ their own way, but more so, ‘men finding themselves in a corner and making the best of it.’  In truth, it’s mostly a fraction of men getting together to complain about women.  As most movements who seek to develop themselves into existence simply to provide an opposition to a general group of people, it is practical that they would build their foundations on cherry-picking the most radical examples of that group of people and using those examples to paint a general picture of the people in that group.  Liberals are doing this to conservatives.  Conservatives are doing this to liberals.  Women-hating-men are doing this to men.  And, of course,  men-hating-women are doing this to women.  It’s quite a debacle.

I find it absolutely understandable that a movement like MGTOW would come into existence today.  It appears today that more and more women are focused on getting laid and more and more men are focused on walking the tightrope of social conformity, scared to speak to women or come into any sort of interaction with them.  It’s completely understandable.  Of course, there are merits to men who seek to better themselves parallel to the distraction of women.  It is much more satisfying to see men focused on their careers and ambitions than it is to see men whose ambitions rely on the pursuit of women and women only; even the men whose pursuit in careers and ambitions whose real pursuit in such goals are to attract women are somewhat degrading themselves.  In any case, this push back against the primal pursuit of aimless sexual intimacy and the growing want to pursue more meaningful relationships appears to be somewhat healthy.  Along with that, the pursuit of personal ambitions, questions, and the answers to those questions, is a much more compelling pursuit and a much more fulfilling direction to dedicate someone’s life.

In that case, I support men pursuing their ambitions and answers to questions.  Still, I don’t support being part of a team or having an individual align themselves with a certain set of ideas provided by a social movement.  I believe in the individual.  I believe in the right to criticize information (in a respectful manner) and the ability to provide dissent where it is necessary.  Because of that, I will continue being a tourist.

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