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Hello! And welcome to your Monday Morning Cringefest! In this edition, we are again taking a dive into the weird, sad world of MGTOWs -- Men Going Their Own Way. For those of you unhip to the manosphere lingo, MGTOWs are repulsive dudes who voluntarily take themselves out of the dating pool and gene pool (yay!), because they think women are evil and just want their moneys. Which, yeah, is probably sort of true if you are the sort of dude who would actually be a MGTOW, because it's not like they've got great personalities going for them or anything.


However, I do not think they actually have a lot of money in real life, because if they did they would probably be out waterskiing or traveling or some other kind of rich person activity rather than sitting around making 30 minute no-budget YouTube videos about how mad they are about the concept of "hypergamy." Which is another term you are maybe not familiar with if you do not pay much attention to the manosphere -- it basically means that ladies want to "marry up" and date someone with more money or in a higher "social class" than them. As someone who once dated a dude who lived in an ice cream truck (true story!), I am apparently very bad at this sort of woman-ing.

Anyway! Most of their videos are super freaking boring and just involve them talking about how ladies are evil over memes like this:

Wait, what?

But sometimes you do get a gem! Enter "xpallodoc" who goes around with his phone camera "interviewing" random women about his MGTOW stuff, and how they all want to date either dudes who are richer than them or "bad boys" and whatnot:

I've watched a couple of them, and it's basically the same thing every time. He finds a lady who is like "Yeah, sure, probably some people marry for money? I don't know, I don't plan on doing that." And he's like "BUT NO SECRETLY YOU DO WANT TO DO THAT! Marriage is bad for men!"

It's very, very weird. Anyway, he attempted to interview a British lady at a bar recently, and was unfortunately THWARTED by some "white knights" who stepped in and totally ruined his very important interview that he's pretty sure the girl was way into.

Can you even believe? The gall of some people! Do they hate important journamalism? Why do they not respect his right to have a conversation with a woman he doesn't know, while filming her outside of a bar? UNFAIR!

This seems to keep happening to him! Like this other time when he found another lady in a bar to talk to about how she was probably only ever going to get married so that she could then divorce her husband and take all his money, and her sister told him to go away! Shocking!

The best part of this video though, is when he reveals that the NEXT thing he is totally going to start doing is when he sees "a really like, cute chick with like this really pussy guy" just go up to them and say "Hey, you should be with me! I'm bigger, stronger and smarter, he's like this weak little nothing!" He says this is funny because the men are weak and can't do anything? And the chicks will be into it because hypergamy! And honestly I think that's probably the saddest thing I've ever heard in my life? How little social sense would someone have to have in order to think that's a thing that would not cause people to laugh in your face?

He then goes on to explain that it's sad men can't compete against each other for women anymore by owning things, because we live in a collectivist society or something? Which is confusing given the fact that I thought he was mad about women only wanting dudes who own things, and that's why he was a MGTOW or whatever.

Could it be that some of these MGTOW fellas are not going their own way of their own volition, but rather because no one wants to date them?

[YouTube]

Robyn Pennacchia

Robyn Pennacchia is a brilliant, fabulously talented and visually stunning angel of a human being, who shrugged off what she is pretty sure would have been a Tony Award-winning career in musical theater in order to write about stuff on the internet. Previously, she was a Senior Staff Writer at Death & Taxes, and Assistant Editor at The Frisky (RIP). Currently, she writes for Wonkette, Friendly Atheist, Quartz and other sites. Follow her on Twitter at @RobynElyse

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