In the west the female is not suppressed but "the feminine" still is. There is a lot of confusion around this that vanishes once you accept both genders have the masculine and the feminine. Women do not own the feminine and often act to suppress it in men. Women suppress men's feminine to increase sexual demand. The future looks fluid to me with both genders expressing masculinity and femininity according to preference. To me, to be a MGTOW man is to be wherever on this spectrum I want. This requires a great deal of independence to even consider. I had to be able to work independently with only voluntary social contacts in order to exist as I please. There is no group I have to conform to or be accepted by.