Well, y’all, according to the internet it stands for Men Going Their Own Way.
According to mgtow.com, it’s:
M.G.T.O.W – Men Going Their Own Way is a statement of self-ownership, where the modern man preserves and protects his own sovereignty above all else. It is the manifestation of one word: “No”. Ejecting silly preconceptions and cultural definitions of what a “man” is. Looking to no one else for social cues. Refusing to bow, serve and kneel for the opportunity to be treated like a disposable utility. And, living according to his own best interests in a world which would rather he didn’t.
Is anyone surprised by this? I’m not. As I have mentioned before – and am likely to be excoriated again for my opinion – I am not a fan of 2nd or 3rd wave feminism. That’s the kind of feminism where all men are considered toxic and never to be believed regardless of anything. They’re evil, those rascally men. They’re mean, horrible brutes and we delicate flowers of femininity have no protection against them – the horrors! (Insert scream here.)
To me (and I’m surprised to be in agreement with Camille Paglia – see below) feminism has evolved over the past fifty years and I don’t think it’s gone in a good direction. We were a great deal more “liberated” in the 1920s than we are now. Now, it’s as if you have to be in lockstep with the majority opinion or you’re considered a traitor to your sisters. Uh, no.
I do not condemn men as evil, nasty brutes who need to be “soyed” or deprived of their testosterone. Frankly, I like manly men. I really, really do.
I found the acronym MGTOW after watching a blurb from Camille Pagilia about modern feminism. I have found myself agreeing with her more and more lately. Her manner of speaking drives me nuts, however, as well as her habit of saying, “kay?” every third word. If you’re in the mood to listen to her – and she has some great points, here’s the link: https://www.dailywire.com/news/37039/camille-paglia-feminism-collapse-western-michael-j-knowles