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YouTube

Mewing Is the Fringe Orthodontic Technique Taking Over YouTube

Over the last few months, videos about "tongue posture" and how it can apparently improve your jawline have exploded in popularity.
Elena Cresci
3.11.19
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
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
Power

The Dark Corners of the Internet that Spawned Ideas Like 'Enforced Monogamy'

Academics and media personalities like Jordan Peterson, Robin Hanson, and Ross Douthat are putting a respectable-seeming face on ideology that stems from vitriolic, male-entitlement fueled forums in the manosphere.
David Futrelle
5.25.18
incels

We Asked a Sex Therapist What It's Like to Help An Incel Get Laid

It's a balancing act.
Allie Conti
5.11.18
incels

‘Redistributing Sex’ Is a Toxic Conversation About Toxic People

Ross Douthat and 'The New York Times' has amplified the harmful incel mentality.
Samantha Cole
5.3.18
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

'Our Next Saint': How Incels Are Celebrating the Toronto Van Rampage

In the wake of Monday's deadly attack, an expert on hate speech explains how online vitriol can lead to very real violence.
Kimberly Lawson
4.26.18
misogyny

How Reddit Is Teaching Young Men to Hate Women

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
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