It seems like with privilege comes a delusion of being oppressed. So, it’s less than a surprise to know there are men who think that they have it hard simply because they’re males and that feminism is the main obstacle blocking their “liberation” despite that living in a male dominated society where patriarchy still reigns supreme.
Yep. You read that correct. It’s men who ‘re struggling. Not women.
If and when you hear them, you’d think they’re young boys who think girls are icky and have cooties. But these are grown-ass men. Some young. Some old. All bitter.
However, there are some who are the fungus in the bog that is men’s activism. I recently learned that there’s a word for them, incel, which is a portmanteau of ‘involuntarily celibate’. An incel is usually a male who’s pissed off at women for one main reason. As implied in his designation, he can’t get laid.
To an incel, women are supposed to be sexual to ALL men, including and especially himself. He sees them more as sex drones and less like people. And when he sees women so much as talk to a guy, the incel is pissed off.
Even a woman getting freaky with a statue for laughs will set them off.
Incels believe that the reasons they’re alone and untouched are due to their physical ‘flaws’ and(or) social awkwardness. They never consider that maybe, just maybe, it’s their raging misogyny or shitty personality. Why would they? They think they’re the real victims in a world where women chase after ‘alpha males’ while leaving ‘beta males’ like them in the wasteland to rot.
Of course, the irony is that while they see women as sex objects, they won’t hold back in calling them sluts, among other disgraceful names, and then wonder why women won’t go near them.
You would most likely find incels in the darkest corners of the internet venting their 19th century anger in subreddit forums, for instance. Some of them are also members of hate groups. It’s plausible seeing as how a lot of Neo-Nazis and alt-right goons see white women as machines needed to procreate and keep the Caucasian race going on Earth, and how their biggest threats are the penises and sperm of blacks and Jews.
Is there any wonder why they see Donald Trump as their savior?
They seem harmless trolls that dwell in their rooms allowing their minds to go idle, but incels – when pushed far enough – can be threats in the real world with enough hatred and firepower to take out their frustrations on innocent people. The most recent and memorable example was Elliot Rodger, the young dude responsible for terrorizing Isla Vista, California on May 23, 2014 taking out six people and injuring fourteen others all because he couldn’t get a woman that would fuck him.
Another lesser known incel helms from Australia. White supremacist Michael James Holt threatened to carry out a mass killing at a mall in New South Wales, because – you guessed it – he couldn’t get a date. Thankfully, he was arrested and charged before he could carry out his rage-filled ambition.
Some incels don’t hold back on how much they see women as problems. They are rape apologists. They salute any act of violence against them, even if it results in deaths. And they’re pissed off enough to blame them for damn near everything, including the fall of the Roman Empire.
Yet, some of them think they’re good guys. But it’s hard to agree with their own self-assessment that they’re good when checking out their misogynistic rants online. Obviously, they need help and soon before we see more mass killings done due to their unhealthy and unchecked thirst for sex.