The following quote is an appropriate for this title: Henry V Saint Crispin’s day speech at the Battle of Agincourt (from William Shakespeare’s play): “And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered- We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition: And gentlemen in England now a-bed Shall think themselves accursed they were not here, And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day." 1.
Men's Status in the USA is Improving
I am a little more optimistic about the situation for men in the USA. Why? American men are now increasingly educated as to how feminism has adversely affected their lives individually and collectively. As a result, they have organized, written books, and formed individual and collective strategies to address the adverse effects of feminism. How have they done the same?: 1. American men are on a "marriage strike" refusing to marry women which has had a disastrous impact on women and on the culture and society which supports gender feminism; 2. American men have, increasingly, avoided all contact with American women (going my own way movement otherwise known as the MGTOW movement); 3. American men are increasingly refusing to support those institutions which support feminism (increasing avoidance of military service inclusive of the military draft, for example); 4. American men are increasingly moving out of those areas within the USA which are most heavily influenced politically, culturally, and economically by feminism; and, 5. American men are increasingly knowledgeable about Men's Rights theories and strategies on how to address feminism on both a personal and collective basis. The successful "Men Going Their Own Way" (MGTOW) movement in the USA and internationally has successfully adopted the aforementioned strategies and others.
There was an excellent Wikipedia article on the "Men Going Their Own Way" (MGTOW) movement. 2.
However, political pressure from feminists and others might in the future result in significant changes to this site diminishing it's relevance to men's rights advocates in the future.
As per the aforementioned, the Wikipedia article on MGTOW has been dramatically abbreviated and censored on the Wikipedia site. It is now being considered for deletion by Wikipedia despite the overwhelming international internet interest in the same.
However, another internet site has a complete online copy of the original Wikipedia article on "Men Going Their Own Way". 3.
The following is a partial quote from the aforementioned article:
"Men Going Their Own Way (abbreviated MGTOW, pronounced /ˈmɪg.taʊ/), sometimes also called the marriage strike, the marriage boycott, or the sexodus, is a worldwide social phenomenon and community of heterosexual men who uphold a personal philosophy which rejects gynocentrism in favor of a value system of male self-determination and self-preservation, and who consequently choose a lifestyle which avoids legal and romantic entanglements with women, including, at the very least, marriage, cohabitation, and procreation. A participant in MGTOW is called a Man Going His Own Way (abbreviated MGHOW, pronounced /ˈmɪg.haʊ/). In Japan, MGTOW are known as herbivore men or grass-eater men.
As Sunday Times journalist Martin Daubney has pointed out, according to Google Trends, interest in "MGTOW" has grown exponentially since 2009; doubling approximately every 12 months], it has rapidly overtaken both " women's rights" and " men's rights", as well as " radical feminism" in search popularity. It has been estimated that the MGTOW arm of the so-called " manosphere" is not only its largest segment, but also its fastest growing. Renowned family care activist Erin Pizzey has described MGTOW as "very powerful" and "almost epidemic".
Because it is social phenomenon and a community, and not so much a movement (coordinated group action), MGTOW does not have any leaders, spokesmen, by-laws, official publications, official manifesto, or organizational structure, which can make the concept contentious, ambiguous, and difficult to define. The concept of MGTOW is thus primarily defined and refined by the MGTOW community itself, by means of articles, conversations, and debates in self-published books, websites, blogs, web forums, and online videos. Authors that have researched the phenomenon, such as Kay Hymowitz, have recommended examining MGTOW websites, including MGTOW.com, NoMarriage (now defunct), and EternalBachelor, for readers interested in this matter. A man who preserves and protects his self-ownership and personal sovereignty.
A man who avoids cultural definitions and preconceptions of what a "man" is.
A man who looks to no one for social approval.
A man who does not allow anyone to treat him as a disposable utility.
A man who lives according to his own best interests, rather than society's expectations.
One essential principle of the MGTOW lifestyle is the avoidance of legal entanglements with women, including, at the very least, marriage, cohabitation, and procreation. In addition, many MGTOW to varying degrees choose to abandon romantic relationships, casual sexual relationships, female friendships, and/or social contact with women altogether. These phenomena are known as going ghost (or, less commonly, as going monk) Journalist Milo Yiannopoulos has also coined and popularized the term sexodus (a portmanteau of sex and exodus) as a synonym for MGTOW. MGTOW can refer to both the social phenomenon, in which case a man can be a participant in MGTOW without even knowing about the term "MGTOW", and to the community of men who discuss the MGTOW philosophy and support each other in their MGTOW lifestyle." 4.
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The following is a repeat of the partial quote in support of the aforementioned from the Chapter on Feminism and National Defense from an online Time.com article by Nolan Feeney dated June 29, 2014 entitled " Pentagon: 7 in 10 Youths Would Fail to Qualify for Military Service": " Only 1% of young people are both 'eligible and inclined to have conversation with' the military about possible service, according to the Defense Department. 'The quality of people willing to serve has been declining rapidly,' Major General Allen Batschelet, the U.S. Army Recruiting Command's commanding general, told the WSJ." 5.
The effect of the increasing status of men in the USA appears to be that men are increasingly regaining their sense of self respect and empowerment. Those areas of the USA which are most influenced by feminism appear to be disintegrating socially, economically, politically, and culturally causing great alarm amongsts feminists both male and female.
As Winston Churchill stated: " Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." 6.
Men have control over their own resources. Women have control over the resources of the state through governmental "Husbandry" and other means. Women, also, have control of the resources of men who have become an isolated resource producing male for a woman and her children.
Restating what was stated in the Chapter on the Marital Relationship: Will a "Matriarchal" state as exists in the USA truly allow males to be part of a truly mated pair bond with an responsible and egalitarian relationship with their children?
"Under ALL matriarchal structures, males are not members of the mated pair bond nor the lives of their children. ----.
This is life under a matriarchy. We are, indeed, moving towards a matrifocal , matrilineal, and matriarchal society. Men must learn to survive and function well towards their own enfranchisement under this new order while, at the same time, learning to understand their own weaknesses and how to deal with them to the best of their health and well being." ---
Identifying and recognizing misandry, gynocentric societal changes, and its religion of feminism does not entail lamenting about being oppressed; it entails identifying your opponent, their strengths and weaknesses;and, the formulating of a strategy to go forward and achieve success despite the changes women have made." 7.
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In the game of chess, using an orderly, well thought out, and methodical means to address your opponent is the optimal means to gain the advantage and win. Thinking and acting in this manner are men's strength and women's weaknesses. Men must learn to play this "chess game" with women individually and collectively. By doing so, they can formulate a successful strategy for individual success and happiness and for that of men in general, despite the hostile social, cultural, economic, and political environment that the Matriarchal state has created. Men should create the social, political, cultural, and economic environment that is the compliment of feminism for themselves.
In a recapitulation from the chapter on Government and Feminism: Men, as a result, must become independent as well. In my opinion, as men do become independent from this feminist construct, the same will have disastrous affects on this feminist construct and the tyrannical feminist state that supports the same!
Why? In actuality, it is men who support and defend the state and the women who occupy the same. When men abandon their traditional role in support of both women and the state, both will collapse. The feminist construct, the feminist state, and feminist women, therefore, provide the premises for their own denigration and destruction.
Quoting, again, from William Shakespeare's Play, "Julius Caesar" (Act I, Scene II) provides some insight into what men in the USA face and as to what they should do:
" Cassius: Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world Like a Colossus, and we petty men Walk under his huge legs and peep about To find ourselves dishonourable graves.Men at some time are masters of their fates:The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,But in ourselves, that we are underlings. Brutus and Caesar: what should be in that 'Caesar'?Why should that name be sounded more than yours?Write them together, yours is as fair a name;Sound them, it doth become the mouth as well;Weigh them, it is as heavy; conjure with 'em,Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Caesar.Now, in the names of all the gods at once,Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed,That he is grown so great? Age, thou art shamed!Rome, thou hast lost the breed of noble bloods!When went there by an age, since the great flood,But it was famed with more than with one man?When could they say till now, that talk'd of Rome,That her wide walls encompass'd but one man?Now is it Rome indeed and room enough,When there is in it but one only man. O, you and I have heard our fathers say,There was a Brutus once that would have brook'd The eternal devil to keep his state in Rome As easily as a king." 8.
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