One such group is the “incels.” Incels, or involuntary celibates, are a subset of straight men who bemoan the supposed injustice of young, attractive women not wanting to have sex with them. Here’s an example of a misogynist rant on an incel message board: “Women are the ultimate cause of our suffering. They are the ones who have UNJUSTLY made our lives a living hell… We need to focus more on our hatred of women. Hatred is power.”
Faith O. Potts
Your article was very informative. I only learned what an incel was this year as I was confronted with one of them on facebook. He told me that women were the problem and that we would take their jobs when the pandemic was over. I was so offended. My friend told me that he was an incel and after looking it up, I knew what his world perspective was. These men really hate women and blame them for all of their problems. They are anti-feminist which makes no sense to me since as a woman I just want to be respected and treated with dignity.
Your article brought up the correlation between incels and violence. These incels are dangerous and have hateful views towards women. It feels like the injustices towards women has always struggled to stay in the collective consciousness of Americans. I am hoping that more people continue to identify the correlation.