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Incels [Aug. 18th, 2018|11:09 am]
Tony Grist
There have always been incels- randy young men who can't get laid and don't see how it can possibly be their fault. Hamlet was an incel- or at least you can play him that way (the greatness of Hamlet is you can play him everywhichaway). Any poet who ever penned lines to his "cold" or "cruel" mistress was having an incel moment. Keats's La Belle Dame Sans Merci" is thoroughly incel. It's a phase. Most men grow through it.

All that's new is that the internet allows incels to flock.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2018-08-18 10:32 am (UTC)
In the past, very long ago, I had incel moments.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-08-18 10:39 am (UTC)
Most of us do.
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[User Picture]From: howlin_wolf_66
2018-08-18 02:15 pm (UTC)
The Internet affords any marginalised group a voice... Sometimes this is a good thing, and other times, not so good.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-08-18 04:25 pm (UTC)
It brings things out into the open. That's good I think.
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[User Picture]From: matrixmann
2018-08-18 08:50 pm (UTC)
Can't get the modern drama they make out of this.
Seriously, wasn't nearly every teen comedy movie about this topic - getting laid for the first time and failing horribly at it previously?
This crap isn't new. Last generation, a few individuals complained about that. That generation before that too.

Once they called those with no sexual experiences, but wanting to make some "absolute beginners", they made their efforts which either succeeded or not - and it was done with that. No big drama about it.
At most they seeked conversations to people who were the same like them in order to do self-improvement (to finally achieve their goal). And it was done with that.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-08-19 07:31 am (UTC)
All that's new is the packaging and the label.
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[User Picture]From: matrixmann
2018-08-19 09:42 am (UTC)
Sometimes I wonder if it's not social engineering behind it, which makes use of confused souls who struggle with their lives and leads them to aggressiveness on purpose over their fucked up lives.
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2018-08-19 12:44 pm (UTC)
Perhaps the thing that is new is the incel's huge sense of entitlement?

That's what really makes the difference between an "incel" and most young men looking for their first sexual experience. Incels believe that women ought to be providing them with sex and, if they aren't, society should be adjusted to make sure that they do.

Normal young men just learn to do better and not be creeps and then, usually, end up successful wrt the opposite sex.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-08-19 02:56 pm (UTC)
The internet creates communities of the like-minded. People who once festered alone can now fester in huge numbers.
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