Thursday, April 26, 2018

Revolt of the incels

“We will overthrow all the Chads and Stacys!"

What!? WTF?

This is a virulent Internet subculture talking, in the person of Alek Minassian, who drove his van onto a Toronto sidewalk this past Monday, "killing ten people and injuring more than a dozen others" (NY Times 4/24.)

True, Toronto doesn't have handguns. People don't get shot. But who needs guns? When it comes to crazed resentment, WIFI, a drivers license, and misogyny are enough.

Minassian identifies himself as an "incel", an involuntary celibate.

He's never has sex and, the age of 22, never even been kissed. Feminism is why the likes of him — "beta" male that he is — have been denied their "right to sexual intercourse."


“We will overthrow all the Chads and Stacys!"

The Chad is the guy the women like — the alpha.

The Stacy is woman who favors him.

The incels — the betas — aren't going to take it any more.

In Goya's wonderful and much quoted phrase, "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters."

So too, I think, does the superheated conjunction of the Internet and the pornographic imagination.

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