One of the things I've been ruminating about on my vocation has been a topic that has captured my attention for some time---male disposability. Despite what occurred with the Costa Concordia (which I believe is not the only incidence of apparent lack of selflessness on men's behalf for women) there has been a strain of belief even in the MRM that most men are somehow hapless in a sense regarding protecting and providing for women. It's ingrained in us, it's in evolutionary psychological make up of men, it's in our DNA.
Argue as many might attest to this, it's obviously not completely set in stone.
I do believe that our Western culture amps men's alleged "drive" to engage in self-sacrifice not just because of civilization's sake; it's because someone is benefiting and even exploiting a huge percentage of men. Whatever belief system you come from perspective-wise, clearly there are forces out that that are pretty darn insecure about men losing faith and trust in society and the tenuous pact between men and women. Now days, our culture wants women to be supported no matter what foibles and failures they engage in; if men don't comply, the state will, although the state often garners financial and the toil of men by "legalized" extortion.
We're supposed to be content with being model beta males, and if we don't like it, it's tough shit---even if we are given nothing return. This is not the most healthy condition, obviously.
Men's interests and needs are always at a backseat, if salient at all. We're supposed to be happy being fem-serfs (although so many women incessantly seem to be happy at being unhappy) and not place our happiness first. A man that does strive to carve is own path is somehow seen from anything to useless or a pariah. He's a narcissistic jerk even if he's not intentionally harming someone else. Shame and even vile contempt are often heaped upon men who break ranks and even question why men should ultimately appease your modern Ameriskank; nevermind parasitical sociopaths that are no good for society get admiration by the truckloads---that are at or near the apex of popularity---and are rewarded by so many women who are eager to even be in a harem of sorts with them. And, of course, the rest of us have to scramble for the leftovers or don't have a good mate to spare.
If you don't kow tow, you're a self-centered, misogynist asshole. Hell, there are some women online practically screaming it and demonizing any man that they deem as such.
If men really understood the biases and embitterment against them and let it sink it permanently, the landscape of the dynamic of between the sexes would be very, very different. It truly terrifies women if men were to stop self-sacrifice and expect women to own up. Real, raw equality is something that very few women can rise to the challenge and uphold. While there are no hard and fast rules for MGTOW, I do believe there is a strong, deep undercurrent that is the root of men's rights issues---acknowledged or not---that more men are gradually perturbed by being perceived and treated as second class citizens and are waking up to that fact.
And no, "bitter" or not, it goes deeper than not getting a date for a time or just not looking like the cool metrosexual Ameriskanks claim they want. It cuts to the core of our souls, and it's surprising that more men aren't downright furious about it. Feminists have no idea how much men show restraint and control in this aspect; we are not given merit points or anything of the sort, and no matter how much scorn and abuse are lobbed at us, we are supposed to be still loving and forgiving at the end of the day.
Whatever the reason, there are people who have an awful time of seeing men as human beings rather than just human doings. The irony is that feminism has been stated as the belief that women are people, too. This is hogwash; feminism was (and is) about female supremacy and having women possess ultimate say-so on anything to legalities to sexual intimacy; somewhere along the line men's priorities were not of import.
Now, I do think it will come to pass that men will have to be viewed as people, too, regardless if feminists and their cohorts like or not. Perhaps it will not be in my life time, but the meme is out and about, and no amount of politically correct brainwashing or grooming men to be white knights will dampen the word.