What is Men Going Their Own Way? Men Going Their Own Way focuses on sovereignty and rejecting society’s stereotypes of what it means to be a man. Men who are part of Men Going Their Own Way choose freedom above all else.

What Is Men Going Their Own Way?


According to Men Going Their Own Way’s (MGTOW) website, MGTOW is a:


statement of self-ownership, where the modern man preserves and protects his own sovereignty above all else. It is the manifestation of the word ‘No.’ Ejecting silly preconceptions and cultural definitions of what a ‘man’ is. Looking to no one else for social cues. Refusing to bow, serve and kneel for the opportunity to be treated like a disposable utility. And, living according to his own best interests in a world which would rather he didn’t.


Men Going Their Own Way is not a movement. It is made of individuals who have decided to make a lifestyle choice. The lifestyle choice is recognizing that they are a sovereign individual. Sovereignty is being able to self-govern yourself and free from external control. It is better to be sovereign than to always look for a romantic relationship.


Men Going Their Own Way emphasizes personal agency and that marriage takes away freedom. Romantic relationships, especially marriage, restrict and limit individuals’ choices since you have another person to consider. Life gets more complicated once you have children, which further takes away personal sovereignty. In essence, Men Going Their Own Way is about sovereignty above all else.

Views expressed in this article are the author’s opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views of Secure Single. It is intended for informational and educational purposes only. It is not investment or financial advice. James Bollen is the author of Thriving Solo: How to Flourish and Live Your Perfect Life (Without A Soulmate). Now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon. Subscribe to Secure Single’s Substack for free!
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James Bollen is the Founder and President of Secure Single. He is an entrepreneur and a content creator with the goal of helping all different types of singles to learn to thrive as a single person.
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