“I’m willing to bet all their dicks are little,” wrote one reader after perusing MEL contributor C. Brian Smith’s overview of the newest movement to treat men as some sort of marginalized community: MGTOW. It stands for Men Going Their Own Way, it’s pronounced “MIG-tau,” and while they may sound like your run-of-the-mill men’s rights activists, they insist they’re different.
Rather than trolling feminists, they’re more concerned with leaving women behind entirely — by never dating, cohabitating with and/or marrying members of the opposite sex. But they seethe in the same way as MRAs, Trump supporters and other men terrified of a world where their dominance no longer goes unquestioned. Their complaints run the gamut from paranoid to bizarre — for example, some believe women shouldn’t be allowed to drive. The Saudis would approve.
Read more about the MGTOW social phenomenon and online community here.
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