Reddit bans misogynist men’s group blaming women for their celibacy called ‘Incel’:
Hooray, ‘Incel’ is dead – Let’s twerk on a “Incel” casket?
The 40,000-strong ‘support group’ was largely populated by men who appear to hate women and in some cases advocate rape
Megan Fox – A Distinguished “Incel”?
Reddit has banned a community dedicated to the “involuntarily celibate” that was largely populated by men who appear to hate women and in some cases advocate rape.
The 40,000-strong community was nominally a “support group” for people who lack romantic relationships and sex. “They are involuntarily celibate or ‘incel’.” However, popular posts from the last few months include ones titled “all women are sluts”; “proof that girls are nothing but trash that use men” and “reasons why women are the embodiment of evil”.
Members describe women as “femoids” and the men they have sex with as “chads”. There are many examples, documented on a watchdog subreddit called IncelTears, where incels have condoned or advocated rape, or described it as a made-up construct.
Emma Watson is a “Femoid”?
Jessica Alba – Incel Fashion
Last month a member asked for legal advice pretending to be a woman asking a “general question about how rapists get caught”. The poster asked how a woman who was drugged and raped by a random guy would start searching for their attacker.
The group’s rules didn’t explicitly ban women, but state: “Those who continuously claim there are as many female incels in the same situation as male incels will receive a warning and then a ban. Most can agree that women can be incel in some rare situations such as extreme disfigurement, but their numbers do not come close to male incels.”
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The community was banned this week after Reddit updated its site-wide policy to prohibit content that “encourages, glorifies, incites or calls for violence or physical harm against an individual or group of people”.
“Communities focused on this content and users who post such content will be banned from the site. As of November 7, r/Incels has been banned for violating this policy,” said a Reddit spokeswoman.
“Reddit is the home to some of the most authentic conversations online. We strive to be a welcoming, open platform for all by trusting our users to maintain an environment that cultivates genuine conversation.”
Reddit has been clamping down on many of its communities over the last few years, taking down sections dedicated to far-right groups, “doxing” (sharing personal information without permission) and harassment.
Melissa Jones, The Butterfly Effect 3
What “Incel”, Like bonk like butterfly
Natalie Portman: What “Incel”?
Is that a new “Excel” released by Microsoft?
“Incel” believes women should teach their dog in this fashion?
Women are all fakes like this …
or this … The Real Pirates of the Caribbean doesn’t have this paricular character or scene …
Pirates of the Caribbean: Black Pearl
hurtsdonut_: Involuntary celibate. I finally figured out what incels means.
BigDickRichie: >Last month a member asked for legal advice pretending to be a woman asking a “general question about how rapists get caught”. The poster asked how a woman who was drugged and raped by a random guy would start searching for their attacker.
Yup. I️ remember a post somewhere on Reddit talking about how people figured out that this was a guy essentially asking how to get away with raping a drugged girl.
PiLamdOd: There’s a joke my roommate and I made back in college, it was basically: “I’m a virgin by choice, not necessarily my choice. But choices were made.” In reality we were just too lazy to find dates.
That whole sub seemed like people who missed the joke part.
Ravenwald: I dunno. I have to give those guy some credit. I was a fat, semi-unhygienic, poorly dressed guy about a year ago. Then I read stuff on their forum and promptly noped out and went and decided to do something about it. Between Incels and LoseIt I was extremely encouraged to do better every time I wanted to quit losing weight. I’m still on it. I dress better, am very hygienic, actually have a proper haircut, manage my money, etc. All because I didn’t want to end up like those guys, being bitter about things I had the power to change, instead of actually doing something about it.
Thank you, Incels, for encouraging me to make something better of myself.
htaedfororreteht: Couldn’t have happened to a sadder group of people.
The shit that happened in that subreddit was criminal at times.
Some examples for the unitiated. No images, but be warned, you will lose faith in humanity, even if you had none left.
Zeke219: I saw that a poster there made a post about how his ideal woman would be a corpse. Good riddance.
c_oliver: Thank God.
Went onto that subreddit before it was invite only, some of the shit on there is unbelievable. One of the top posts was the guy believing that all women should have forced lobotomies and then be given to guys as personal sex slaves. Crazy thing was, the majority of the comments agreed with him.
Was absolutely a toxic sub.
slayer991: Looking through some of their screenshotted posts, I’m compelled to ask…Is Elliot Rodgers their patron saint or something?
GoOtterGo: Nothing lost, it was an enabling, feeding echo-chamber.
I hope the ex-members find help, though; it’s as much a concern for mental health as it is dangerous behaviour I feel.
Edit: All right dorks, the ‘all of Reddit is an echo-chamber’ gag is brilliant and all but there’s a difference between echoing supportive, healthy behaviour and worldviews, and echoing resentful, infantile toxicity.
Kronyon: What was the final straw?
UndersteerPike: 40k strong? “Femoids?” Just when you think humanity can’t get any worse…
boning_myrtle: That sub scared me. I would see x-posts from it appear on my feed mocking them, but I got the impression that they were on the edge of snapping and doing something violent to either another person or themselves. I really hope the people on that sub get some help. There was a case on r/relationships (or something like that) where a guy posted about his “niceguy” behavior without realizing he was a “niceguy” and turned himself around with therapy. I hope the people on r/incels get that kind of self-realization and help.
sev1nk: The problem with incels is that they’re so far removed from reality and reason. They believe ugly people should either be forcefully sterilized or killed. They resent their parents for their appearance and anxiety in social situations. They believe society has completely rejected them because of something like male pattern baldness or height. Try browsing an incel forum at some point if you ever want to feel reassured of your sanity.
damnitdale840: Lmao I visited that place once looking for a laugh , but Instead i found the one of the most depressing places I’ve ever been on the internet
iNen1: Kinda bums me out that communities like that get shut down. Whenever i had a bad day and thought i’m an utter failure in life a visit to that trashpile of a subreddit cheered me up real quick.
TooShiftyForYou: Incel – Involuntary celibacy. Pretty incredible how there were 40,000 subscribers.
k_ironheart: Regardless of the hate, I hope every individual involved in that sub is able to get the help they need. Should that be in the form of suicide prevention, counseling, or help from a mental health professional.
Also, I would like to thank the admins for doing the right thing, but people have been complaining about that sub for quite some time now. It’s way passed due for a ban, as are other hate subs. Hopefully the admins get quicker on the uptake and don’t wait for bad PR to force their hand.
whinecube: Oh no! Where will they go now to rail against envaginated carbon-based life forms?
adam_demamps_wingman: I stopped blaming others for my problems when I was a kid. Politics aside.
Disabledsnarker: Incel (n): Guy who blames women for his inability to get a date rather than the fact that his viewpoints make women not want to date him.
Who is the sexiest “Incel” or “Femoid”?
Charlotte McKinney or Kate Upton?
Women are all sluts …?
Members of the Incel Club?
Taylor, Katy and Miley
Incel Flashing In Public
Maitland Ward: The unapologetic “Incel”?