MGTOW is basically the statement of self-ownership and saying that only you have the right to decide what your goals in life should be.
It is saying that, as a man I will not surrender my will to the social expectations of women and society, because both have become hostile against masculinity.
One can argue that gynocentrism is and always has been the main religion that rules mankind.
In that sense MGTOW is a lot like atheism. Like atheism, MGTOW is not the positive claim about some kind of solution or alternative. It is the statement, that no matter how popular or old the ruling gynocentrism religion is, I do not accept it.
Identifying yourself as MGTOW is not something that in any way limits your options in life. In fact the opposite is true.
If it is your own real will, you can still do all the things that society expects from you. Being MGTOW just adds all the other possibilities to your options too.
You do not have to ignore women. If you want you can be a pick up artist who gets more a** than a toilet seat, you can avoid relationships with women or you can marry your high school sweetheart and have three kids. You can do whatever you want.
As long as you believe that your own happiness and interests are more important than social expectations and you make your decisions based on that, you can consider yourself as one of the MGTOW.
Men deserve to live for themselves. There is no need to live as a free servant for someone else because of your gender.
The slave days of traditional gender roles are over. Keep your right to decide for yourself and let others do the same, whatever their decisions might be. Live for yourself and let others do the same.
Throughout history most of the great art, music, science, literature, mathematics and technology was produced by guys who would today be classed as MGTOW.
In Japan 60% of Men under the age of 40 describe themselves as "Herbivores" or Grass eaters, which is one version of MGTOW.
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The four levels of MGTOW
Level 0: Situational awareness
This level includes men who are aware of the realities that face them in society, and yet deem the risks acceptable to have a go at playing the game. I will only touch briefly on this group, as there are not many of these around, and for good reason - the odds stacked against men having the white picket fence deal are still too bloody high. For the first time in a long while, men are having to filter women based on their ability to shrug off constant bombardment by society to give in to their hypergamous natures (and the same bombardment repeatedly chastises and criminalises mens' polygamous natures) and adjustment still has to take place, which may not happen before society at large collapses (yes, I'm that pessimistic).
Yet there are still some who seem to be content, if not happy. Men in this group may take precautions to keep what they have, such as learning game or through other methods (for example, Keoni Galt has made it clear in no uncertain terms that if his wife does try to pull him through the divorce meat grinder, he will pull out all stops and enact mutually assured destruction just short of actual violence) to minimise the risks as far as possible while still having a hand in play.
Which is why I do not consider this a level per se. Even though men in this group are aware of what they face, they do not reject any aspects of society because of their knowledge, which is necessary; pick-up artists, reactionaries and men's rights activists are also possessed of this knowledge, but their reactions to it are different. This is miles better than being a bumbling blue-pill average frustrated chump wallowing in propoganda and programming, of course, but does not truly fit the MGTOW label as has been put forth.
Level 1: Rejection of long-term relationships
Short brief: the MGTOW rejects all form of long-term personal relationships with women, including but not limited to marriage, cohabitation of any sort which might be classified as common-law marriage, picking up for a single mother's children, or any action which might be used in court to turn him into her legal indentured servant.
Common reasons for this:
a) Massive risk incurred by men in pursuing this course of action in the form of chilamony and divorce theft, draconian domestic violence laws that follow the Duluth Model, being robbed of their children and having them alienated, all for no perceptible reason other than societal pressure and conditioning.
Resources withdrawn from society:
a) Intimacy and commitment that women desire, temporary or otherwise.
b) State-supported wealth transfers from men to women via the divorce, child support and domestic violence industries.
You may have heard of the marriage strike, in which large numbers of men are boycotting this rotten institution - either consciously or unconsciously, it does not matter. They're still out. A simple look through the manosphere wll turn up huge numbers of stories about men and children thrown through the family court meat grinder.
One can argue that:
- Our world is a corporate plantation and men are its primary slaves.
- You have unwittingly been programmed since birth to become a slave.
- A wife, a mortgage and kids almost always guarantees you a life of servitude.
- Men do not innately owe to women or society anything, but they still
end up as slaves in sexless marriages with moody wives.
- The illusion of marriage from prior generations lures men into bondage.
But do not despair: "waking up" is the key to your freedom.
Media is like Matrix, that is poisoning your mind with false sense of reality.
Turn off your TV and find out what mass media is hiding from you.
- Second marriage divorce rates are 60% and third are 73%.
- 70% of divorces are initiated by women.
- A least 42% of women would lie about contraception in order to get pregnant (source).
- Eight out of ten women (83%) admit to telling "big, life-changing lies" (source).
Men who stay married are typically miserable and afraid of divorce court.
Married men often hate going to work and hate coming home.
Stress due to marriage causes men premature health problems.
It is public knowledge that divorce courts are biased against husbands and fathers.
In marriage men will often lose almost all their assets and big part of their future earnings.
Many Lawyers instruct women to press false domestic violence charges.
Men are often unjustly arrested and taken from their own homes.
Failure to pay unfair alimony or child support means prison, even if you are disabled.
Males who cohabit are already practicing marriage.
In some states cohabitation is considered a Common Law marriage.
Your common law wife could have you evicted from your own home.
My marriage is destroying me. I don’t know if I can ever regain my
happiness. Thinking back on my life the other day, I realized that I was actually a happy
person once. I loved life, I enjoyed other people’s company, I had hopes and dreams. It
almost startled me to realize that was me instead of another person I was jealous of.
I’ve found (at least with my wife) that anything I say to her in a logical way will be
reprocessed thru her head to mean something other than what I’ve actually meant to say.
I think that she does this on purpose to maipulate me.
What the young hens of today don’t realize is that “popular culture” systematically poisons
them against appreciating all the stuff that men do…
For me the ownage is year round. She doesn’t work. I pay for everything. No matter how much
money I make she rachets up the spending so we’re still living paycheck to paycheck.
I never knew how happy I was until I got married, then it was too late.
How can my wife tell me that she’s “in love” with me and still leave me without sex for five
years? How can I cope with this without resorting to divorce, affairs, or castration!!!
Marriage is society’s way to harness a male to provide shelter and nice surroundings for the
offspring and their mother. It is not meant for the well-being of the man.
The female, not the male, determines all the conditions of the animal family. Where the female can derive no benefit from association with the male, no such association takes place.
1) Past benefit provided by the male does not provide for continued or future association.
2) Any agreement where the male provides a current benefit in return for a promise of future association is null and void as soon as the male has provided the benefit.
3) A promise of future benefit has limited influence on current or future association, with the influence inversely proportionate to the length of time until the benefit will be given and directly proportionate to the degree to which the female trusts the male.
NAWALT means Not All Women Are Like That
In every group there are exceptions. Many men believe that there is 1% of women that are different then 99% of them. This can very well be true. For example: 1% of people are believed to be immune to hiv.
Unfortunately finding this 1% is as dangerous as it is finding one eatable berry among 100 identical poisonous berries by tasting.