Men going their own way

Jackson wrote last week, in response to my piece on Men’s rights activists (MRAs), arguing that “men’s rights advocacy is not so much a response to feminism but an appropriation of feminism.” There is one strand in the broader movement for men’s rights that one can argue is simply an “appropriation of feminism.” Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW) defines itself as “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.” Key to this movement is the belief that men should reject marriage or cohabitation to a woman. While the man who adheres to the precepts of MGTOW vows to remain a bachelor, he does not rule out forming a relationship with a woman where they become and remain friends and lovers.

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