one can’t simply proclaim to be a MGTOW. There are stages. In fact, numerous MGTOWs have proposed that members of the community can track their growth with something called “The four levels of MGTOW”
BRAIN: they level up!
Level 0 – Situational Awareness: the member has “taken the red pill” and embraces the idea that gender equality is a lie and propaganda.
Level 1 – Rejection of Long-Term Relationships: the man rejects long-term relationships but will still partake in short-term relationships and sexual encounters.
Level 2 – Rejection of Short-Term Relationships: the member won’t participate in hook-ups or any form of short-term or sexual relationships.
BRAIN: and then!!
Level 3 – Economic Disengagement: a member at this stage refuses to earn more money than is necessary for sustaining life. He views the government as tyrannical and is trying to actively drain money from the bureaucrats.
Level 4 – Societal Disengagement: this is as far as a mainstream MGTOW can go. Here the man refuses to interact with society.
BRAIN: Dave Sim take note! They are stealing your thing!
BROLDMAN: I like the contrasting horse pictures
BROLDMAN: I don’t usually understand things unless I can put them in terms of what kind of horse am I
BRAIN: hey me too!
BRAIN: the first horse looks pretty messy though
BRAIN: the second horse I am pretty sure is gay
BROLDMAN: it looks like I’m a horse that gets to wear fancy accessories and pull a sweet carriage, so I’m set
BRAIN: you are a metro horse
BROLDMAN: the White Knight’s horse also has a pretty cool outfit. I wouldn’t mind being that horse, either
BROLDMAN: I think maybe these Men Riding Their Own Horse are on to something
MARK: who needs women when you have horses?
BROLDMAN: ‘The “hyper-masculine” culture of pick-up artists just doesn’t mesh with men who have decided to no longer pursue women.’
BROLDMAN: I used to pick up women. now I just tame wild horses.
BROLDMAN: [pun involving the phrase “stable relationship”]