Incel: today vs the past, by Lion of the Blogosphere.
There was no such thing as incel before the sexual revolution.
People were either married or unmarried. Unmarried people were expected to be celibate. Never-married people were expected to be virgins. Of course there was some cheating, but a large percentage of never-married people actually were virgins, and those who weren’t didn’t advertise the fact. Unlike today, there was no incel-shaming or virgin-shaming.
Also, homosexuals were deep in the closet, so people didn’t think that men were gay just because they weren’t married.