THE suspect at the centre of the Toronto van attack is thought to have been furious at young women for making him an “involuntary celibate” and praised murderer Elliot Rodger.
Alek Minassian, 25, also warned on Facebook of an incel rebellion. Here’s everything you need to know about involuntary celibacy, the incel rebellion, Alek Minassian and Elliot Rodger.
Involuntary celibacy, often contracted to incel, is a term used to describe a person who can’t have sex despite wanting to, according to incels.me.
The term also extends to people who believe they have no possibility of finding a partner to get love, validation or acceptance from.
The community is predominately male and the forum incels.me suggests women have readily available access to sex as do gay men.
However, the movement was initially started by a Canadian woman known as Alana.
Some people who identify as incels blame attractive men and women for their perceived state — a belief that has lead to several mass killings in the US.
The group dub people who are able to have normal sexual relationships as “normies” and have divisions within their community as to when someone can be classified as an incel.
Incels and involuntary celibacy first came to mainstream attention when reddit banned their community in 2017 following a number of spree shootings by self-proclaimed involuntary celibates or people sharing a similar ideology.
However, the term has been around since the late 1990s and has even had research papers published about its causes — including one that found many incels believed it stemmed from a lack of sexual experiences at key transitional points in teenage years. …
In a Facebook post Alek Minassian declared “The Incel Rebellion has already begun! We will overthrow all the Chads and Stacys!” but what does he mean? …
The rebellion is a way for incels to take revenge on people who have been able to enjoy sex and romantic relationships while they have not.
Elliot Rodger killed six people and injured 13 in a rampage he dubbed “a day of retribution” on May 23, 2014, in Isla Vista, California. …
He attributed his actions to girls refusing to have sex with him in a 140 page document he left behind.
Although the teen killer never cites the incel rebellion, his manifesto My Twisted World detailed his hatred of women – viewing them as the reason he was isolated, lonely and unable to have sex.
I had heard that some of the acid attacks on attractive kids in London had been based on something like the complaints set out in this article.
I’ve often mused on the dangers to social cohesion of these so-called reality TV shows which typically show silly ladies with access to too much cash being too self-indulgent and arrogant.
Uncomfortable, on many levels!