They are not "incels"-they are violent misogynists"


Police have charged 25-year-old Alek Minassian in connection with the incident, laying 10 first-degree murder charges and 13 attempted murder charges. According to police, the majority of the dead and wounded were women aged between 20 and 80.

In a Facebook post, Alek Minassian stated: "The Incel Rebellion has already begun!"

What is an incel? Ahead of the attack, Rodger posted a video and left behind a manifesto identifying himself as an "incel", which refers to "involuntarily celibate".

In 2017 New Statesman journalist Amelia Tait spoke to several former members about their online radicalisation, unveiling bullying and indoctrination techniques within the community. Your average incel community is obsessed with the belief that sex is a form of currency in which women control the purse strings. The group has now been banned.

Discussing the many people calling his son a hero, Lam praised his son's training. Then, there are the group members - incels. While they throw themselves at these obnoxious brutes. To an Incel, sex is a basic human right for all men. Also known as misogyny.

Let's start by clarifying that I'm not saying all men are misogynists at heart. The forum's moderators say that they do not "support, encourage, or glorify any violence or physical harm, or those who commit such crimes".

The incel community is "one of the most violent areas of the internet", said Heidi Beirich, who tracks hate groups for the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups.

Other victims include two unnamed Korean nationals, an unidentified female Seneca College student, an investment company worker with a love of volunteering and an 80-year-old grandmother who was passionate about local sports.

Const. Ken Lam
Const. Ken Lam with Father David Lam

Learn to see the fullness and beauty of the person that you are and understand that where you feel so much coming from a system that's designed not only to oppress women and people of color and people of different sexualities and gender identities but also to oppress you, to put you in a box and tell you exactly who you should be. "In these communities, the rhetoric is among the worst that I see online".

A spokesperson for Invesco confirmed that D'Amico worked for the firm and was among the victims in Monday's attack, but declined to provide further comment out of respect for her family. Both of these have their place on the spectrum of negative behaviour. The incels believe society is somehow conspiring against them to ensure their sexual failure, when, in reality, many of them have simply self-sabotaged any potential relationship by way of their misogynistic behaviors. Incels are a hate group that emerged from the "pick-up artist" movement: "When those strategies (or "game") unsurprisingly proved unsuccessful for many men, they became deeply bitter. They have all rejected me and looked down on me as an inferior man". "I will punish all of you for it".

I wrote about that case and the earlier, lesser-known case of George Sodini in Pennsylvania in 2009 in my recent book, Murder in Plain English, and the signs that were missed about Rodger in particular. Maybe you think it's fine that some men "act out" when they're rejected.

"That one man's actions can not taint an otherwise handsome, welcoming city". There's the entitlement. When this isn't received, the coping mechanism kicks in.

You can absolutely see how this coping mechanism develops - rejection sucks, even when the let-down is easy and done in an empathetic way. They said he was mentally ill, and that he had easy access to a gun.

"When you start dissecting what's happening here, part of it is the violence and misogyny and hatred of women - the desire for power and control", she said, pointing to the École Polytechnique massacre, when a gunman killed 14 women and injured 14 others on December 6, 1989.

Nobody is owed sex, and nor is anyone obliged to provide it in order to keep men's anger at bay.