ASBSO: What the Heck is MGTOW?

Well, y’all, according to the internet it stands for Men Going Their Own Way.

According to, 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:

9 thoughts on “ASBSO: What the Heck is MGTOW?”

  1. I agree with Karen, and all of you who shared thoughts with Karen!
    I’m 73 and saw the Dawn of Feminism–it may have done some good, but also has done harm—-I believe that women today have so much more to cope with–we’re expected to take care of ourselves ,our children and, I’m sorry to say many a spoiled ,immature man!!!!
    Stop and think- -aroumd a hundred or so years ago, a man married, had and provided for a family and stood on his own two feet–accepted responsibility for his families welfare. M any times at younger ages than todays guys!!!!
    I see too many men,just out of trade school or college who still act like teenagers, frat boys and take far more than they give!
    Very poorly equipped for marragie,partnership or fatherhood.
    I applaud the men who are good partners ,spouses and fathers–hope there are more of them than the perpetual “Peter Pans”
    Also realize that not all women are responsible,caring and loving–human frailty works both ways–I have many young friends with young children,, and see what a struggle it is–I do think that todays women have a tough act to juggle–wish them all luck!!!!

  2. I never really understood what that meant “I like a man to be a man” . Should the individual be lost because one was born a certain gender?

  3. people seem to have lost respect for others’ opinions when they don’t match one’s own. people are allowed to have different opinions. respectfully disagree. find common ground on a different subject.

  4. I like good humans – kind, caring, hard-working, sense of humor, fair, respects others, mature – I don’t like sniveling either in men, women or even children (tho kids get more leeway the younger they are)

    to me feminism means wanting to be treated fairly & equally (especially in pay levels) – treatment of women has come a long way – we get to vote, own property without restrictions, legally make our own choices (mostly without impediment). But I’ve witnessed a lot of occasions where females have been blocked from opportunities tho they were the best choice, or women’s opinions just being ignored & then a man says the same thing & it’s praised, or spoken down to (car dealers is one example).

  5. I have raised an adult son. He is a guy – played football in high school – hangs with guys who make fun of one another – is addicted to sports – loves to fish – and is a man’s man.

    He has mentored nearly every woman who has worked for him – and most of those women got promoted to better jobs. He loves his wife – and she kept her last name – it did not cause a ripple with him. He loves her ’cause she loves him, they laugh at the same things and they are very good together.

    Yes, he can be selfish about some things —-but so can I and I am not a guy.

    I have supported feminism for more years than I care to count. I am well aware that there are times and places where things are not fair for women. Been there – done that.

    I worked for FEMA for many years and I saw people who had generally lost nearly everything they had. They were worried about their future, but also worried about their neighbors. And those people were both men and women.

    Not all men are pond scuem, not all women are perfect and most of us are here trying to do the best we can.

  6. Someone told me I was disgusting on Twitter when I didn’t agree with Christine Ford. I am a woman and I do believe in women’s rights, but on the other hand I’m not going to always agree with my “sisters.” I will have my own opinion and sometimes it doesn’t jive with the majority.

    Likewise, I want a man to be a man. I don’t want some sniveling guy….they should be able to shed a tear or two when the time is appropriate or help with the house and such but I don’t want a feminine man.

Comments are closed.