MGTOW (standing for Men Going Their Own Way) developed out of a Men’s Rights forum called “XYZ” that appeared 2000-2003. The name and logo (based on the traffic sign indicating “off-ramp ahead”) were created in 2003 by two members of that forum.
MGTOW “has no leader, no official message board, no website (although many have websites and forums that support it's ideals), there is no ‘there, there’ to organize, attack, censor, eliminate or shame into submission. It is everywhere and nowhere.”
Source: The History of MGTOW - Men Going Their Own Way - The Official Website
►Proto-MGTOW - Historical Texts:
1919 – “Why Men Don’t Marry” – MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way) in 1919
1927 – “Why Men Don’t Marry” - MGTOW in 1927 (article by Helen Rowland)
1929 – MGTOW in 1929 (article by Dorothy Dix)
1931 – MGTOW in 1931 (article by Dorothy Dix)