After the attack in Toronto, I began seeing the term “incel”, and I was curious, since I’d never heard that word before. So, I decided to find out more about these people (men), who identify as such. The term “incel” is a combination of the two words involuntarily celibate. These are men who no matter what they say and/or do, cannot get women to have sex with them. They have many forums on-line where they share their frustration and hatred toward women. Their views toward women includes the belief that women are shallow and only interested in “alpha men”, thus, the fact that they can’t get any women to hop into bed with them is due to failings on the part of women. There is no failure on the part of the men, instead the failure is the women’s as they are shallow and lacking. This is a great way to blame other people for your own failures. These men are under the impression that women “owe” them sex, just for the very fact that they are men. Women are put here on earth in order to “service” them whenever and wherever. The unfortunate fact is, there seem to be a lot of sites across the internet that feed into this misogynist thinking.
There have been a few mass murders committed by men who are a part of this community. Alek Minassian (Toronto) and Elliot Rodger (Santa Barbara). Both of these men have admitted they are part of the incel movement, specifically what is known as the “Incel Rebellion”.
I’ve left some links for you to read for more information regarding this community. What do you think of this? Do you feel that women should be worried? Do you feel that this the men who act out by committing murder are terrorists?