No MGTOW Is Wed – another inside story

Tarnished:

Words of wisdom from my esteemed commenter, Blurkel.
Read, and be informed.

Comments over there!

Originally posted on Spawny's Space:

Blurkel (who I encountered on Tarn’s blog) has very kindly written a post for this site.  The quoted text is his post in its entirity, untouched by me.  I’m going to put my comments in the comments, hope you do too.

Thank you very much Blurkel, much appreciated

Discussion has arisen recently on some sites as to whether married men can be MGTOW or not. I’m inclined to stand with the anti crowd. As I see it -and your opinion may well differ- a man who goes his own way doesn’t take anyone else along that path.

Married men by definition have dependents, and society expects that their needs will be met by these men no matter what. The dependents aren’t supposed to be left behind to fend for themselves. And yet, too often, they are. This makes society less accepting of once-married men reclaiming their lives. This is…

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Actually, Men *Do* Like Independent Women Part 1

Or at least a lot of them would, if truly independent women weren’t so rare. It’s easy to talk the talk of being a “strong, independent womyn” but when it comes to walking the walk many women stumble and fall. Most don’t even know they’re doing it, but then are at a complete loss in the world of relationships.

Why? I’ll tell you why…

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UK government creates new fund for male rape victims

Tarnished:

The UK is finally acknowledging the fact that men and boys are rape victims, and are deserving of help. It’s about time…

Originally posted on Toy Soldiers:

The United Kingdom has a sordid history of failing to acknowledge and address sexual violence against men and boys. Many cases of sexual violence against males are not prosecuted under the rape statutes, including offenses against boys. Women cannot face rape charges under UK law. The National Rape Crisis Network excludes organizations at assist male victims. All those things works against efforts to help abused men and boys.

However, the UK government recently decided to grant money to the Male Rape Support Fund:

Male victims of rape are to be supported with a new £600,000 government fund.

Twelve charities to be given money from the new Male Rape Support Fund were announced earlier by Victims Minister Mike Penning.

He said nationally about 75,000 men were victims of sexual assault in 2012-13, but few went to the police for help because the crime was “taboo”.

The fund will support the…

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A letter to Tamara Kreinin of the The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

Tarnished:

Men deserve to have the same reproductive choices as women. If more letters helps this happen, you can bet I’ll be writing one soon.

Originally posted on Francis Roy's Blog:

Some time ago, The Parsemus Foundation made a request on their mailing list of their subscribers to write a letter. The David & Lucile Packard Foundation had generously granted $50,000 to The Parsemus Foundation to help them with the development of Vasalgel.

They had asked

Help us thank Packard Foundation!

We got the check! It’s hard to believe — Vasalgel’s first foundation grant. Packard Foundation is the first foundation (other than little Parsemus Foundation, which has been carrying the weight for almost 5 years) to stand up and say men deserve reproductive rights too — and to put their money where their mouth is, to the tune of $50,000! It’ll help keep us afloat through manufacturing and testing — and we think if they like what they see in terms of how we handle this grant, they might get behind Vasalgel in a bigger way later.

But our biggest fan…

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The Narcissism Of Happy Wife, Happy Life

Over on goingyourownway.com, a truly fantastic mgtow forum that you really should check out, is a post by a gentleman who goes by SecularScientist. In it, he discusses two female students, their conversation, and a follow-up conversation involving all three of them.
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What If There Is A God?

Tarnished:

The type of logical thinking that shows why atheists and Pagans tend to get along better than atheists/Pagans and Christians do. It doesn’t matter to me if someone believes in the Lady and Lord or not…only that they are moral people who try to do good in the world.

Originally posted on myatheistlife:

There are people that do not understand my position on belief. Perhaps it is time to explain it again.

Atheism simply defined is, “Someone who LACKS BELIEF in a god or gods.”  So as an atheist I would never claim to KNOW that there are no gods.  In this context atheism is nothing more than the rejection of the proposition, “a god or god’s exist.”  It is not the positive statement, “there is no god.”

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As an atheist I agree completely. I further posit that the probability of a god is zero. Further, if a god exists and that god is like the description of the god of Abraham that god is not worthy of my desire, accolades, or worship. If there is a god that exists as described by deists it does not care what words I use nor who I sleep with and how. If a god exists…

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“WGTOW” Is A Misappropriation

Hello, all.
A number of readers took some minor offense to my last post, or were confused by it, with good reason. It seemed as though I was supporting the sudden rash of women who have taken to calling themselves WGTOWs, or women going their own way. I want to clear this misconception up right now:
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Tarnished

Tarnished:

Unfortunate Virgin, and his post about our date a few months ago. If you aren’t following him already, you honestly should.

Originally posted on The Unfortunate Virgin Male:

For the longest time I’ve been seeking a serious, long-term relationship, convinced that’s what I really want.  But the more I think about it, the more I realize that it’s not what I want at all.  At least not right now.  I’ve grown so accustomed to being single and I relish my freedom and independence.  Not to mention that I’m so busy with work and extra-curricular activities that a relationship would just suck up my remaining time.  So while I don’t really want someone to share my life with just yet, it would be nice to have someone to occasionally do fun things with.  And stick my penis into.

In other words, I’ve decided I’m looking for a friend with benefits.

Friends With Benefits: Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake

These feelings began their distant rumblings several months ago, intensifying when I came across this post by fellow blogger Tarnished Sophia.  She has a long-term monogamous FWB, and the more I…

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