It's been a while since I went down the rabbit hole, and also a long process of lifting the veil of patriarchy to see the reality of men. But I'm here now.
I used to see everyone, men included, from a positive lens. I'd assume that since they are people, then they have compassion, are understanding, and are looking for the same things in life. I was obviously wrong. And it's not that I don't see them as people anymore, it's just that automatically they don't register as characters in my life. I simply don't care about them and go about my day. If I have to interact with one, I've noticed that by default I assume they aren't good people, they have hidden motives (but not so hidden, you know? It's obvious what their priorities are), they watch porn regularly, they're misogynistic, they're overly confident, etc. The few good ones surprise me. But mostly I am proven right and it has been such a game changer.
Because men aren't a part of my life in any sort of meaningful way, because they're not even side characters now, I have freed myself from SO many things. I can be totally myself, focused on my goals, not care what anyone thinks of me, not care about how I'm coming across and everything just falls into place. When you remove all the BS in your life, you are free to just be.
I choose not to date. In fact, I don't understand why any straight woman actively does. Why 'sell' yourself off knowingly to men? Why offer yourself to them? Online dating is an extreme manifestation of this: women accepting that they're the product and putting themselves "on the market" for men to practically masturbate to and attempt to use and abuse. It baffles me. Most men are such genuine trash that it makes no rational sense to put yourself out there asking for repugnant, abundant, and low value dick. Relationships are important to our wellbeing, in the general sense. But romantic relationships are almost entirely fictitious. A product of fairly tale movies that paint men as beings who are capable of love. It is a lie.
I can't even say I'm WGTOW. What I am is just me. A person with her individual thoughts and motivations. Being this person is the default, so there shouldn't be a term associated with it. "WGTOW" just adds on this unnecessarily layer of identity that suggests I'm actively avoiding men. I'm not. I live among them, I talk to them, I laugh when they make a good joke... but I'm not friends with them, nor do I try to have relationships with them of any kind. There's no emotional connection because most men aren't capable of it purely. I call out or walk away from disrespect. I don't do any sort of emotional labor for them. But actively avoiding them suggests that they're still important in some way. And they're just... not.
One last thing, I like the positivity of FDS and the realism of Pink Pill. As it stands, FDS is more 'attractive' than Pink Pill because there's an air of energy and positivity associated with it, but it comes from not fully giving up on men. Which is bad. Pink Pill on the other hand is realistic and sees men exactly for who they are, but is a little fatalistic. That is to say, I feel like the general vibe here is one of having given up. I don't just mean men, but overall. The truth is that while men are awful, this has liberated me instead of made me "accept" my oppression. I realize not all women have that luxury, but this is the point I'm at right now: I know most men view me as less than, but this doesn't affect how I see myself and the fact that they're the ones who are less than. The truth is so powerful that the prevailing beliefs about women affect my self image very little now. Simply, it doesn't matter what men think. They're wrong. Laughably wrong.