By David Futrelle
The MGTOWs of the world, it’s safe to say, didn’t enjoy the royal wedding any more than the white supremacists did. In the Men Going Their Own Way subreddit, the regulars are still grousing about it, lamenting that the over-the-top spectacle of it all was giving women hope that they too could land a prince — or, failing that, at least a man with some cash in his bank account.
The royal wedding, one British MGTOW complained, assured ordinary women
that no matter how much of a train wreck you and your life is….you can still fool your dream cash cow in to signing that contract to make him your cash cow for the rest of your life.
Most of the MGTOWs ire, like that of the white supremacists I wrote about on the royal wedding day, has focused on the person of one Meghan Markle, the new Duchess of Sussex.
The white supremacists hate the fact that she’s mixed race. The MGTOWs, well, they hate pretty much everything about her, from her age (an ancient 36!) to her background as an actress to her allegedly inadequate arse. Oh, and they hate the fact she’s mixed race, too.
While most royal-wedding-watchers oohed and ahhed over the photos showing the happy couple looking at one another with obvious adoration, one MGTOW Redditor managed to find one picture of Markle with a slightly strange expression on her face that, in his mind, indicated the presence of pure evil. (It’s the photo at the top of this post, minus the demonic redness I added to it for this post.)
Needless to say, the MGTOW community agreed with this assessment, and then some.
One fellow, whose reach exceeded his grasp, vocabulary-wise, suggested that Markle’s “evil” look was evidence that this golddigger was staking her claim to an exceedingly rich vein of gold.
In another thread on Markle, MGTOW Redditors expressed their astonishment that an actual prince would marry such an allegedly average-looking woman.
No doubt her knees are too pointy as well.
But the alleged longness of Markle’s face was less distressing to Reddit’s MGTOWs than her extremely advanced age. Why on earth would Harry allow himself to be ensnared by a women “pushing 40” — she’s 36 — instead of a 19-year-old virgin of the sort that MGTOWs and other Manospherans fetishize? Why would Harry accept a used woman when he could have gotten one mint-in-box?
Yes, by all means, slip some Islamophobia in there alongside the misogyny.
When one commenter ventured the opinion that she was actually sort of a hottie, he was quickly put straight.
That’s right: Handsome Harry, Afghanistan war veteran and literal prince, is no Chad but rather a betabucks cuck.
A few commenters have convinced themselves that Markle isn’t a “real” woman at all.
Have we covered all the forms of bigotry yet? Not quite, but this little exchange should take care of most of the rest.
And then there’s this fellow, who combines a vivid imagination with a somewhat limited understanding of how women conduct their careers.
MGTOWs, so consumed by jealousy and desperate sexual longing that their sour grapes have blue balls.