incels

extremism

What We Know About the 'Male Supremacist' Who Shot Up a Florida Yoga Studio

Two people were killed and several more injured by an army vet with a history of violence against women and online rage.
Allie Conti
11.5.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Tim Heidecker's New Song 'Ballad of the Incel Man' Is Savage as Hell

It's a brilliant roast of the kind of dudes that wear 'Hillary for Prison' shirts or whatever.
River Donaghey
10.29.18
News

Edmonton Man Uses ‘Involuntary Celibacy’ as Excuse in Stomping Death

Self-described "incel" Sheldon Russell Bentley was sentenced to four years in prison for manslaughter.
Allison Tierney
8.30.18
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
Decoding Extremism

Learn to Decode the Secret Language of the Incel Subculture

Experts have a tough time with these enraged, sex-obsessed men because they literally can't understand what they're saying.
Allie Conti
6.26.18
incels

Inside the Disturbing Forum Incels Use to Brutally Criticize Each Other's Faces

Lookism is the site "where looks matter," but the unhinged plastic surgery ideas exchanged by users suggest that's a big understatement.
Allie Conti
6.20.18
incels

This Is What It's Like to Treat an Incel as a Sex Therapist

It's a balancing act.
Allie Conti
5.11.18
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
misogyny

How Reddit Is Used to Indoctrinate Young Men Into Becoming Misogynists

Reddit’s “involuntary celibate” group was taken down earlier this month after its anti-woman debate turned violent. But the problem is much larger than one subreddit.
Aditi Natasha Kini
11.15.17
Stuff

Elliot Rodger and the Toxic Weight of Virginity

The California shooter's rage at not having sex isn't uncommon among awkward young men who were raised on the internet.
Harry Cheadle
5.29.14
News

Elliot Rodger’s Online Life Provides a Glimpse at a Hateful Group of "Anti-Pick-up Artists"

Friday, Elliot Rodger allegedly killed six people before taking his own life. Before committing the massacre, Rodger released a string of vile, woman-hating videos detailing his sexual frustrations and plans for murder, in a manifesto that appears to...
Patrick McGuire
5.26.14