There have been a spate of news articles lately about large numbers of the so-called prime working age men who are not in the work force. I am sure that you have seen them. Clearly the authors (and the people behind them) are not happy about this. It is understood that men work; have done so for all time and should do so forever. Still, they don’t want to harp on this too much, as it would bring up the question: If women have equal rights and all, why are people not wondering about how many or them are in the workforce? Doing so would accentuate the differences in expectations about men and women, and we can’t have that, pretending to be being equal and all.
So where are these missing men if not in the work force? Here is some speculation (not necessarily mutually exclusive):
I. Playing video games with their buddies
II. Working for “under the table” wages
III. Engaged in illegal activity for profit
IV. Living with their girlfriend who is on welfare
V. Living with the parents
VI. On “disability” (sometimes fraudulently)
Perhaps you could add more. Note a common theme, which will be discussed below.
For many, the economic opportunities have been limited. They have been thrust into a MGTOW life. Some probably embrace it. Other, maybe less so. This is a forced MGTOW a bit different than that often considered in the manosphere; one that is not so much with respect to the absence of women, or about men doing great things on their own, but in terms of disengaging from society (and in the above cases, a burden on system).
Is this the future of MGTOW?