There's Gamergate, Elevatorgate, Atheism+, and to continue the overuse of the word "gate," let's just call this observation I've had "MGTOWgate."
Of course there really isn't a "MGTOWgate" in the normal sense of the suffix, however I have noticed something similar happening to various MGTOW sites that parallel the concern troll attacks of the aforementioned "gate-scandals." Specifically, a spurt of feminists and some non-feminists writing about MGTOW's and the MGTOW movement, even claiming there's a WGTOW movement.
Regardless of their individuality, their central "thesis" or argument is one of questioning the veracity and commitment of MGTOW's. That men can't and therefore never really do "give up women completely." Sure enough they point to the MGTOW's that have women in their lives, admit they do find women attractive, occasionally "crack" and ask a girl out, etc. And sure enough they say, "LOOK! LOOK! SEE!!! THEY'RE NOT GOING THEIR OWN WAY!" And with 100% predictability call hypocrisy on the movement, hoping to convince others it's fraudulent.
There's just one problem ladies.
MGTOW isn't binary. It's a spectrum
What I mean by that is that if you go your own way you don't COMPLETELY eliminate women out of your life. It's not like one day you're chasing after women non-stop and then the next quit cold turkey ne'er to see the tatas of a woman again. You simply re-prioritize your priorities where women are no longer a...well...priority. ie. - they're not COMPLETELY off the list, they're just knocked down the list some.
The result is something more of a scale or a spectrum. Yes you do have men who have truly given up on women and really don't have them in any capacity in their lives. But the majority of them (I would surmise and have observed) are not going to pass up an easy fling, a true love of their life, or a date that happens naturally and with little effort. The real issue is the effort men put into the pursuit of women and that is where most critics (authentic or not) in "MGTOWgate" are operating on a flawed premise.
To provide you with empirical evidence of MGTOW's being a scale and not an binary designation, consider three bits of data.
The first one is an informal survey I did with readers about what percent of their free time they spent pursuing women at 5 year intervals across their lives. My theory was that as men got older, they tired of the chase, not to mention learned they were led on about the quality of women available in the population, thus becoming disincentived. My hunch proved true as men spent a peak of 25% their free time at the age of 25 chasing girls and in 3 decades time spent only 2%.
The second thing is the decline in the rate (or increase in the age of) marriage. People can blame it on the recession. People can blame it on student loans. People can blame it on whatever they want. The truth is since it is men that do 100% of the proposing the demand for marriage has dropped and men have statistically and empirically gone their own way at least partially.
And the third bit of data is a little anecdote from last night when I went swing dancing for the first time in nearly 6 months. 10 years ago you would have seen me and my crew out at least three nights a week asking no less than 15 girls each to dance. Nearly half of those women would be asked out. And as statistics would have it, it was very common several girls would be asked out by multiple guys in my crew the same night.
But not last night.
It was just me and one other buddy of mine.
I mustered up the strength to ask three girls to dance and had the intention of asking out none.
My buddy looked around, but was not inspired enough by any gal to ask them to dance (and he's single!).
He hasn't sworn off women. And I certainly haven't either. But the effective reality women get to face is that it's MGTOW none the less. Interest in women was 10% of what it used to be as we were more interested in our smart phones and grabbing dinner later that night than dancing or dating.
The point is, so sorry ladies. So so terribly sorry. MGTOW is not like becoming a born again Christian, quitting drugs cold turkey, or joining AA. It's not a yes or no, an either or, a 1 or 0. It's the sad reality that men are making logical and economic choices as to how to spend their finite time, and putting women down further and further in terms of life's priorities when history and empirical data show they don't provide an adequate rate of return. However, women are rarely kicked off the list completely. Therefore when you see a MGTOW on a date, getting some play, or has some broad on the back of his motorcycle he isn't a fraud or a hypocrite. He's a guy who's living his own life on his terms and STILL slaying it with the ladies.
Which is what women have always found attractive in the first place.
Remember MGTOW's. Life is more more than just getting a motorcycle and "going." You need to plan for the future. Consider purchasing "Bachelor Pad Economics." The financial bible 4 out of 5 MGTOW's swear by!