One point I would like to address in The Daily Beast article The Masculine Mystique is the following premise that was floated or rather projected onto the Manosphere.
The single common thread that binds them all together is their deep-seated hatred of feminism.
Speaking for myself not only do I not hate feminism but I am very much grateful to feminism for exposing the true nature of females to me. As a result of feminism and all the privileges that comes with it women have proven themselves to be the farthest thing from the suffering saints they fancy themselves to be. If the women in my life had not drank the feminist Kool-Aid so thoroughly. Had they not let the mask drop one too many times. Had I not traveled outside the US and had something to compare American women too. I could have gotten trapped like so many other men around me who were chewed up and spit out by a legal system that is completely stacked against men. I dodged the bullet thanks to feminism so what's to hate? You see feminism had been at war with me for the first 40 years of my life and I didn't even know it. But from the age of 36 I was waking up rapidly and by 40 I was completely unplugged from the matriarx. I had won this war declared against me by realizing it was there and simply walking off the battlefield. Up until then I was sucking on the mother of all Blue Pills called NAWALT. I was still open to the possibility that not all women were like that. I had seen it for myself but what I had seen was not that women were not all like that but that not all the places in the world were like that. I had been outside the US from the time I was 23. I had seen a side of females that was very feminine and very nice that I had never seen before. The only problem is it was all a deception. Given the opportunity those same females would turn into raging monsters fueled with the empowerment of feminism if I were to ever bring them back to the US. I didn't know what it was at the time but I had seen what happened to other guys who made the mistake of bringing them back to the big PX. It never went well and I knew I would never make the same mistake. The mistake I did make which was more of a learning experience than any catastrophic financial mistake was to think that maybe religion would somehow sort out the good from the bad. I thought by going back to church there would be some nice girls there who had kept themselves from the world and was just waiting for a nice guy like me to come around. After all isn't that what they say they want? A nice guy? Not necessarily. Sure they are looking for a nice guy but it's more like the way a shark is looking for a nice big tuna fish to sink its teeth into. What I was running into was reformed sluts, burned out career chicks who had ridden the cock carousel and were now looking for a Poindexter to finance their retirement. Like a dumb ass I gave them the benefit of the doubt and made a go of it. I made the effort, all the effort while they enjoyed the ride. After a while I began to notice there was little to no reciprocation for my efforts. Still I would try a little harder thinking they would come around. Never happened. Not only would they not reciprocate in kind, the sense of entitlement was staggering. Feminism had promised them everything and they felt they had it coming to them because they were the true victims of men and the patriarchy. They have it coming to them alright but the impacting splat against the wall of reality isn't what they are expecting. Eventually they would shift gears and start to criticize things that I did for them. I was being turned into a doormat, a bag boy, an errand boy and a chauffeur while in their arrogance scouted out for a bigger fish to fry. Adding to the insult was when they would accuse me of somehow wronging them by what I was trying to do for them. This is where the feminism would kick in, the ideology of the professional victim. The desire to play the martyr at the expense of men is so great that everything men say and do for them will be turned against them. Women would not have embraced this ideology in such mass numbers if this is not what they truly are. The Manosphere doesn't think women are evil for no reason, we have only made the observation that given the opportunity most women have chosen evil. If they were something else the whole feminist movement would never have gotten past the gates of hell and relationships with females would have been what I thought they should be. To me a relationship should be a competition but only to see who can do more for the other. It's not an opportunistic situation where one side takes all and not only takes but falsely accuses the other of harming them, playing the victim so they can continue to take. Well those days of delusional thinking are over my friends because I see how it is now. In my second to last relationship I had finally told her that since I was doing her such wrong maybe she would be happier if I wasn't around. "Oh I didn't mean it like that" bla, bla, bla... too late, I was already out of there. The one relationship after that and my last one didn't last very long because I was already seeing the pattern in less than a year. After that I was done, in 2006 when I launched this blog I was a free man and Going My Own Way. Going my own way happily and thankfully because if it had not been for feminism pushing its agenda so far over the top it would not have exposed these women to me for what the really were. They were so empowered with feminism that they weren't really making much of an effort to hide what they where. If feminism had not gotten as far as it had by the time I started to become a target to these predatory females I may have not seen the deception and would have gotten myself legally entangled with them through a Marriage 2.0 contract. From there I would have been torn to pieces by whole schools of sharks that prey on men through the Family-Divorce court industrial complex. It didn't happen thanks to the excesses of feminism. Now I'm living free in my small MGTOW cabin in the wilderness where the fridge is full of beer and the toilet seat is always up.
Thanks again feminism if it wasn't for you I wouldn't be living the dream I am now. MGTOW