It might come as a surprise for the mainstream audience and feminists alike but whether they choose to acknowledge it or not, MGTOW has already hit the mainstream audience–albeit in very subtle, not-so-obvious ways. Shocker, right? An increasing number of men in every part of the Western world has practically decided to “opt-out” of the dating scene. You can clearly see this every time somebody somewhere on the massive internet space posts an article about their dating woes with the opposite sex (usually women writers would be posting such articles) and how they are painfully upset that men are no longer approaching women anymore–at least in the style and manner of their parents or grandparents. Immediately below in the comments section, waves upon waves of men all pile up their opinions of why they feel the way they do and why they have opted out. Of course, in every comment section, there are always the token PUA’s and token feminists in the mix who will inevitably chime in and offer their “man up” speeches and talk about “game” from each of their respective camps, but if you pay attention, the number of MGTOW responses far outnumbers any of the former two camps. It doesn’t really matter whether it’s on Reddit or 4Chan or any of the more traditional news media sites like Huffington Post or the Daily Mail UK. There are always consistently far more MGTOW responses than there are feminists or PUA’s chiming in to say their piece.
I think that’s a pretty clear indication that “something is amiss” and that MGTOW isn’t just some fringe phenomenon that some of these media sites claim them to be. (At one point in time, I’ve read an article from Jezebel.com, the Huffington Post, and other media sites make this precise claim). If anything, it’s practically reality. It’s here. It’s alive. And it’s growing exponentially–just like feminism becoming mainstream just a few years ago. What had happened to Japan just 30-40 years ago (the rise of herbivore men) is now happening in America (but for different reasons). This certainly does suck for Western women but this is the necessary and unavoidable consequence of gender equality, unfortunately. And interestingly enough, Western women are continuing to trumpet their feminist horns like it doesn’t matter to them or that it doesn’t affect them at all–because they honestly believe that they can do everything themselves in spite of what’s happening to men on a global scale. This is where feminists (and ultimately, women as a whole) are getting this all wrong. This certainly does affect them and this will continue to affect them so far as they continue to throw caution to the wind like they do at present. And in more ways that feminists and women, in general, will give credit for.
A very obvious example would be the decrepit dating scene that Millenials and Gen X-er’s are going through right now. Another very obvious example is the job market where women make up the majority of the workforce at present whereas men who had previously dominated the workforce in every arena and industry are now actually in the minority. And this will continue to lean in favor of women as colleges and universities are pumping out more women graduates than men. This is a plain and obvious fact. Another obvious example is that women’s overall happiness has been on a rapid decline in direct relation to the rise and popularity of feminism becoming mainstream. And along that note, women are frequently getting more angry, it takes less to upset them, and as a result, are lashing out much more often relative to men than ever before. It’s actually becoming a rather normal and commonplace phenomenon among women to lash out (usually against men) at the slightest upset when things aren’t going their way. This should be alarming and troubling for both genders, by the way.
For women, it means that the balance of power have definitely shifted overwhelmingly in favor of women and, as a result of all this new found power (and responsibilities with those powers), puts an unusually high amount of pressure on women’s backs to “have it all” and “do it all” 100% of the time, all day, everyday for all 365 days of the year. For men, it means that their encounters with women will more than likely result in abuse in one form or another, if things don’t go their way. And this can manifest itself in relation to women in personal relationships, such as friendships, as well as the workplace where women bosses dish out some of the most vitriolic vomit at men if and when they make a mistake on-the-job, which is bound to happen because we’re all human and we make mistakes. As a result of this, men will become more passive and retreat into their man caves more often than ever before. In this case, men are simply “checking out of society altogether,” if anything. This is actually bad news for society as a whole. If enough men continue to check out of society, that means more and more women will have to take up more of the workforce (as well as the rest of life itself) to balance out society as a whole. That means more and more women will have to take up dangerous jobs like the police force, firefighting, oil drilling, coal mining and construction among others. That means more and more women will have to pay into the government coffers to fund all the “free public assistance programs” that cater to women, children and the elderly. That means more and more women will have to start becoming the next Einstein’s, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates, if the economy is to be buttressed for future generations of humanity to survive in this civilization. Not only that but more and more women will have to join the military to defend the country against terrorists and potential global threats all around the world. This is no longer an option for women. It is steadily becoming a mandatory thing for women–if men continue to check out of society at the current rate.
These are certainly interesting times to be a woman. And I use the word “interesting” to the fullest extent of its meaning. I mean, not only have feminists freed women from the chains of traditional gender roles, they have put women’s overall personal identity in a constant state of flux. Now, I don’t know about you folks, but if my personal identity is in a constant state of flux, shoot, I guarantee you that I’ll be angry, stressed, and tired all the dang time. And for precisely the reason that not only am I my gender, which apparently means nothing and something at the same time, but I also must be a pretty long list of items to everyone all the dang time for 365 days in the year–and yet not be any of that long list of items, given certain circumstances and conditions in social situations.
Nevertheless, as a man, I’m curious to see how women will respond to this trending phenomenon and whether they will continue to push for even more stringent and extreme forms of feminism to counteract men checking out of society in increasingly larger numbers.