“I find your interest in us MGTOW fascinating because I believe you’re female if I read correctly, and you’re quite accepting of us. I’m very curious about you.”
The above quote is taken from a recent comment left by a MGTOW gentleman, and highlights a question I receive on a near weekly basis: Why do I accept and support MGTOW?
While the short answer is “Why shouldn’t I?” it’s probably not good enough for some people, especially those who are justifiably cautious or suspicious of a female supporter. So, what are my reasons for promoting MGTOW?
1. I don’t think of myself as a woman.
I have numerous posts about this, so won’t reiterate it too much, but this is a big part of it.
Am I biologically female?
Does that mean I identify as a woman?
Do I therefore emphasize more with what men go through, and believe marriage is an incredibly risky decision for the Western hetero male?
Do I recommend MGTOW to single men I meet when the opportunity presents itself out of a sense of “brotherhood”?
You better believe it.
Anyone who wants to know more can look here: https://tarnishedsophia.wordpress.com/tag/gender-dysphoria/
2. I believe in equality.
I’m sure I don’t need to inform many of my readers about the fact that real equality between the sexes has yet to be achieved. While feminists say that it’s women who get the short end of the stick, my personal experiences coupled with those of my closest friends (all of whom are male) and what I see in public tell a different story. As an egalitarian, I work towards true equal rights, and men definitely need help in this regard. Until such a time when males are appreciated and valued to the same extent that females are in our society, I firmly believe the MGTOW philosophy is best for men. See here for a sampling of the sexism men deal with that needs addressing: http://www.realsexism.com
3. I have no horse in this race.
Perhaps not the best reason, but it’s a reason nonetheless. I live alone, have a full-time job that I love, pay my own bills/college loans, own my car, and have enough left over to buy the videogames, comics, and miniatures that make up my hobbies. I don’t approve of the institution of civil marriage due to it’s inherent pro-female/anti-male outlook, and I absolutely do not want children of my own. I have been in a FwB relationship for the last 8 years with a great guy I love to spoil, but have no intention of marrying. Perhaps if I was a Tradcon who felt a male provider was a requirement to a good life, then things would be different…but I’m not. For more about my views on staying single, check here: https://tarnishedsophia.wordpress.com/category/singlehood/
4. I’m not a hypocrite.
If I enjoy being an unmarried adult with sole access to my finances, a home that is precisely how I want it, and the ability to dictate how my free time is spent, why shouldn’t I support someone else who does the same? It’s certainly not up to me to dictate anyone’s life but my own. Call me a WGTOW if you must, I’m just living and letting live. For more posts about men going their own way, see here: https://tarnishedsophia.wordpress.com/category/mgtow/
Hopefully this has satisfactorily answered the question, but if it hasn’t, or you just want more clarification on various points, don’t hesitate to comment below. Thanks for reading!