Alek Minassian

incels

No, Sex Dolls Won't Stop Future Incel Attacks

Toronto’s new sex doll brothel claims it will allow customers to act out violent fantasies in a safe way.
Connor Garel
8.29.18
crime

Alek Minassian charged with three more counts of attempted murder in Toronto van attack

Minassian is also facing 10 first-degree murder charges after he allegedly plowed a van into pedestrians on a busy Toronto street.
Rachel Browne
5.10.18
Opinion

Alleged Toronto van attacker highlights toxic links between incels and the alt-right

Charged with killing ten people, Alek Minassian is thought to be part of a violent, toxic online subculture with a hatred for women.
Mike Wendling
5.1.18
gun control

How The Gun Lobby Uses Van and Knife Attacks To Shut Down Gun Control

And why experts are calling bullshit on it.
Manisha Krishnan
4.30.18
Photos

Photos From Toronto’s Emotional Vigil For the Van Attack Victims

Thousands of people attended the vigil Sunday night.
Mack Lamoureux
4.30.18
Toronto van attack

Eight of the 10 victims in the Toronto van attack were women

Police released the names and ages of all 10 victims on Friday.
Tamara Khandaker
4.27.18
Conspiracies

What Van Attack Conspiracies Tell Us About the Internet's Darkest Corners

Several established conspiracy subcultures jumped at an opportunity to push media-discrediting agendas.
Mack Lamoureux
4.27.18
van attack

Here’s what we know about the victims of the Toronto van attack

A chef, single mother, and a cancer survivor were among those killed in Monday's carnage.
Tamara Khandaker
Rachel Browne
4.26.18
misogyny

How Lonely Men Are Radicalized Online and Turn Their Rage Into Violence

We spoke to ex-Red Pillers and experts about why socially isolated men blame women for their problems.
Manisha Krishnan
4.26.18
incels

How the incel community is reckoning with the Toronto van attack

Alek Minassian has drawn praise and condemnation from involuntary celibate men after allegedly killing ten people.
Rachel Browne
Vanmala Subramaniam
4.25.18
News

Why Vehicles Are on the Rise as Weapons of Mass Killing

A global terrorism tracker lists 183 incidents involving vehicles from 1970 to the end of 2016—122 of them since 2010.
Mack Lamoureux
4.25.18
misogyny

Toxic Masculinity Is At the Heart of This Darkness

The two biggest massacres in the last 40 years of Canadian history have been explicitly linked to misogyny.
Drew Brown
4.25.18
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