MGTOW misogyny is even more over-the-top than the garden variety brand of misogyny you find on more mainstream MRA sites. No topic is too trivial to generate outrage: on one MGTOW forum, I recently ran across one particularly animated discussion centered around an incident in which a feminist woman at one MGTOWer’s place of work … dragged her chair across the room, making a lot of noise—a dastardly move on her part that all agreed was clearly designed to garner a bit of male attention. One commenter spewed forth a little manifesto on the topic:
She knew exactly how annoying it was, and did it for the attention.
When a woman’s looks no longer get attention, she’ll annoy the fuck out of everyone to get it.
Don’t believe me? … Look to the Walmart whales that [sic] make a public display of their lack of child-rearing skills by having their child cry as they yell and belittle their kid in front of every other customer to see. Look to every “strong” feminist woman who’s [sic] every action is to annoy the “patriarchy” by growing underarm hair, and yelling about how oppression is everywhere.
An old lonely woman with only cats as friends will scrape that chair across that floor because of her attention-starved nature, and when everyone looks up with a grimace due to her actions, inside a little part of her will be validated. She feels like she almost exists in this world once more.
Let the lonely cunts suffer in their own prison. Had they went through the efforts of learning how to be a decent person when they were younger, they’d actually have friends and people who’d want to spend time with them. Instead they had to be a worthless annoying cunt.
Back in the 1970s, some straight women tried to convince themselves they were lesbians because they saw lesbianism as the only truly feminist way to live. Today, MGTOWers face a similar dilemma. Instead of trying to conjure up desire for men, they instead try valiantly to tamp down the sexual desires they still feel toward women. I call this the MGTOW Paradox: they hate women, but women still give them boners. Hapless MGTOWers regularly discuss strategies to deal with their untamed ladylust. Some turn to Eastern religion; some furiously masturbate. Others do their best to convince themselves that women are filthy, disgusting monsters whom no one could want to mate with. As one put it on a forum devoted to urging men not to marry: “These words have gotten me through it: ‘It’s just a stinky hole.'”
Yep, that’s the level these guys are operating on. The “ideas” set forth by all too many MRAs and MGTOWers are little more than an adult version of the childhood notion that girls have cooties.
And that’s a pity, because—if you set aside the misogyny of so many of those in it—the Men’s Rights Movement does actually raise some legitimate issues. Male victims of domestic violence really do deserve shelters and sympathy. The epidemic of prison rape deserves to be taken seriously, instead of simply providing an easy punchline to crude jokes. MRAs raise real concerns about the effects of circumcision. But they’re not likely to make any headway on any of these issues if they keep doing what they’re doing.