The so-called ‘Men’s Rights/MGTOW’ activists essentially represent the counterpoint to feminism. They can be likened to a festering sore that needs to be thoroughly addressed and combated within European thought and discourse.
In the idealistic concept of Indo-European civilisation, patriarchy does not involve the complete exclusion of women from various aspects of society. Instead, it focuses on incorporating them within a balanced social structure. Excluding women entirely from societal roles would lead to the demise of one’s people and disrupt the natural order. Men and women are meant to complement each other, as part of a harmonious and organic system. Although they differ, they are not adversaries. It is only through their collaboration that life can flourish; pitting them against one another perpetuates a destructive and unhealthy dynamic.
Reestablishing a balanced social order requires placing emphasis on values like wisdom, courage, and honour as the cornerstones of society, rather than attempting to stifle female self-awareness in a misguided display of extreme masculinity.
Within this framework, it is crucial to embolden women in their confident expression of femininity, rather than confining them to subordinate positions. A genuinely strong man is bolstered by a woman of equal strength and resilience, instead of exerting dominance or demeaning her.
There is a need to actively encourage the development of a self-assured femininity that embodies both strength and grace. Traditional models of femininity, such as Palas Athene, representing wisdom and courage, and Demeter, symbolising motherhood, can serve as powerful alternatives to the materialistic and postmodern interpretations of femininity prevalent in today’s society. By embracing these archetypes, we can foster a more balanced and encouraging vision of womanhood.
The contemporary man must take initiative, striving for self-improvement and personal growth in order to reclaim the traditional roles of prophet, philosopher, hero, warrior, farmer, worker, and family patriarch. To foster attraction and balance between men and women, both genders must embody these time-honoured ideals of masculinity and femininity. In the end, thriving families require the presence of both resilient men and self-confident women.
Furthermore, an essential aspect of this process involves nurturing women to become the future mothers of strong men – a goal that is unlikely to be achieved if women continue to be oppressed.
An absence of empathy towards the opposite gender or other people is not an indication of strength; instead, it highlights one’s own triviality and frailty. Part of a man’s role is to serve as a protector, a responsibility he must uphold if he wishes to avoid devolving into a mere shadow of his true potential, a ‘post-man’ lacking in substance and purpose.
Those who view women as innately malicious, instead of acknowledging the detrimental consequences of postmodern feminism that purposefully manipulates and undermines femininity, inadvertently become complicit in the ongoing conflict between genders. This ultimately leads to the deterioration of conventional gender roles and the blurring of distinctions between the sexes.
Both the feminist and MGTOW movements tend to portray men and women in distorted, extreme forms – the former as purely impulsive, macho individuals, and the latter as women solely driven by career ambitions and the pursuit of pleasure. This materialistic focus prevents them from fulfilling their essential roles as fathers and mothers.
For Europe to reclaim its cultural heritage and traditions, it must abandon these postmodern caricatures of men and women and instead revitalize the traditional concepts of masculinity and femininity that promote balance and understanding between the sexes.