Chronically Single Men, Don't Call Yourselves 'Incels"

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MMPRfan
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15 Jan 2019, 12:23 am

Fnord wrote:
Agreed. It's just asking for trouble.

It's like calling yourself a "Nerd" in a group of testosterone-poisoned football fans, many of whom see nerds as things to be mocked, ridiculed, knocked down, beaten, and spat upon.


The people who call themselves "Incels" would probably refer to themselves as "nerds" too.



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15 Jan 2019, 2:00 pm

Nerds have brains and use logic.

Incels (with a capital I) neither use their brains nor their logic.



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15 Jan 2019, 4:51 pm

MMPRfan wrote:
Fnord wrote:
Agreed. It's just asking for trouble.

It's like calling yourself a "Nerd" in a group of testosterone-poisoned football fans, many of whom see nerds as things to be mocked, ridiculed, knocked down, beaten, and spat upon.


The people who call themselves "Incels" would probably refer to themselves as "nerds" too.


Unfortunately there is a problem with misogyny in the nerd culture, too. At an anime convention just yesterday a bitter stalker of a woman who does PR cosplay set her car (and 6 other cars) on fire in the parking lot of the hotel she was staying at. So yeah, there are some nerds who hate women still and would probably qualify as incels. That's something nerd culture is going to have to tackle in the era of #MeToo.