Radical Anti-women Groups Like ‘INCELS’ On The Rise

mothra

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Radical anti-women groups like ‘Incels’ and ‘Men Going Their Own Way’ are thriving on the “manosphere”, according to a new study.

Groups of Pick Up Artists and Men’s Rights Activists are giving way to more extreme online communities like Incels and Men Going Their Own Way, a new study has found.

As part of the study, a computer science team skimmed forums and social networks like Gab and subreddits, scraping information from 138,000 users and 7.5 million posts over the past 14 years.

The study showed that over time the level of “toxicity” has risen across all “manosphere” forums and subreddits.


It also revealed that from every year since 2015, around eight per cent of MRA or MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way) members appear to have become more radicalised and joined incel groups online.

According to the study, which is yet to be peer-reviewed, these newer groups on the so-called manosphere are becoming more toxic and misogynistic.

Dr Joshua Roose is an expert in extremism and masculinities at Deakin University.

He told The Feed while MRAs focus on perceived injustices against men, MGTOW also promotes men abandoning women, aside from the reasons of procreation or sex.

“Further along the spectrum you start to hit the Involuntary Celibates (Incels),” Dr Roose said.

“There are two different factions within that; some who reject violence and volumes of men who actively target women on the basis of violence.”

A memorial for the victims of a van attack in Toronto last month. The suspect praised the “incel” movement.

A memorial for the victims of a van attack in Toronto last month. The suspect praised the “incel” movement.
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Dr Roose said we’ve seen about 50 people killed in North America over the last decade in relation to Incel-motivated terrorism.


In 2014, self-described incel Elliot Rodger killed six people and injured fourteen others. Before the killings, he had spoken about a “war on women” and complained of women not being attracted to him.

In March, a 17-year-old who had ties to an online subculture of self-described involuntary celibates killed eight people in Atlanta.

Last month, the Texas Department of Public Safety released a report that found incels “are an emerging domestic terrorism threat as current adherents demonstrate marked acts or threats of violence in furtherance of their social grievance.”

Santa Barbara residents and UC Santa Barbara students come together for a student-led gathering on May 23, 2015in remembrance of those who were killed and injured by Elliot Rodger

Santa Barbara residents and UC Santa Barbara students come together for a student-led gathering on May 23, 2015.
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Dr Roose said anti-women extremism needs to be taken seriously as misogyny and violence are now widely understood as a gateway to far-right and religious extremism.


“The idea is that men are warriors and women belong in the home,” Dr Roose said.

“There’s a powerful core theme that men not only need to reclaim their masculinity, but they also need to fight the cause.”

Research from Dr Roose published this year revealed young men under 35 years of age “were the demographic most likely to disagree with the statement that women deserve equal rights to men.”

For young men, accessing these communities is as easy as jumping on social media networks like Instagram or TikTok, Dr Roose said.

Dr Roose said on the manosphere, there’s often very little difference between “shitposting” (such as posting an edgy meme or joke) and a legitimate violent threat towards women.

“Shitposting is often used to disguise certain thoughts and behaviours as a joke, as nothing to get worked up about,” he told The Feed.

“What they’re often doing, though, is using a language that once we translate it, and look at it historically and in a wider context, is embedded in violence.”

Dr Roose also believes resentment and distrust in institutions during the pandemic has exacerbated the popularity of these radical online communities.

“There’s a sense of nostalgia for this sense of this past lost,” he said.

“There’s a strong sense of having no control, no power over your future and looking for someone to blame.”

He told The Feed if we don’t get it right and combat this form of extremism, it’s likely we’ll see a significant increase in new and emerging forms of violence.

“It’s critical that we get on top of the threat now because this is going to go on for the next decade or more.”


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Texan

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Does this mean that if I speak ill of my soon to be ex wife that I am a potential terrorist? BWAHAHAHAHA!
 

Texan

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How on earth did you draw that bow?
All the talk of "shitposting" and using the Texas DPS as a source. Maybe not so much here, but I've been pretty hard on her on the internet lately and I haven't had anything good to say about her lately. We're going through a nasty divorce at the moment and it's a very sordid tale. Some on here would accuse me of being vindictive and driven by revenge because our divorce law allows for "at fault " divorce and that weighs the settlement against the "at fault " party in the divorce. My wife of 30 years has been pilfering money from our accounts and sleeping around with more than one man for the past 2 years. I have undeniable photographic proof and will use it to embarrass her publicly in court if she doesn't settle with me in remediation. I'll offer her the same deal I think the judge will give her minus the public embarrassment and added legal fees a courtroom would impose.

I don't speak of all of this around my kids or to anybody who knows our actual identities unless they ask me about it.
 
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All the talk of "shitposting" and using the Texas DPS as a source. Maybe not so much here, but I've been pretty hard on her on the internet lately and I haven't had anything good to say about her lately. We're going through a nasty divorce at the moment and it's a very sordid tale. Some on here would accuse me of being vindictive and driven by revenge because our divorce law allows for "at fault " divorce and that weighs the settlement against the "at fault " party in the divorce. My wife of 30 years has been pilfering money from our accounts and sleeping around with more than one man for the past 2 years. I have undeniable photographic proof and will use it to embarrass her publicly in court if she doesn't settle with me in remediation. I'll offer her the same deal I think the judge will give her minus the public embarrassment and added legal fees a courtroom would impose.

I don't speak of all of this around my kids or to anybody who knows our actual identities unless they ask me about it.

It's ok... you're allowed to vent. If doing so on here helps you deal with it then knock yourself out. It's far better you get it out of your system on here then let it build up. I can only imagine the betrayal you must be feeling after all the years you had together.
 

mothra

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All the talk of "shitposting" and using the Texas DPS as a source. Maybe not so much here, but I've been pretty hard on her on the internet lately and I haven't had anything good to say about her lately. We're going through a nasty divorce at the moment and it's a very sordid tale. Some on here would accuse me of being vindictive and driven by revenge because our divorce law allows for "at fault " divorce and that weighs the settlement against the "at fault " party in the divorce. My wife of 30 years has been pilfering money from our accounts and sleeping around with more than one man for the past 2 years. I have undeniable photographic proof and will use it to embarrass her publicly in court if she doesn't settle with me in remediation. I'll offer her the same deal I think the judge will give her minus the public embarrassment and added legal fees a courtroom would impose.

I don't speak of all of this around my kids or to anybody who knows our actual identities unless they ask me about it.

Well that all depends, Tex. Are you spreading hatred on nasty little websites dedicated to running down women? Are you seeking solace and like-minded people there?

I think there's a difference between venting your spleen and "shitposting". Only one has potential positive outcomes.
 

Texan

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Well that all depends, Tex. Are you spreading hatred on nasty little websites dedicated to running down women? Are you seeking solace and like-minded people there?

I think there's a difference between venting your spleen and "shitposting". Only one has potential positive outcomes.
Nope. I like women in general. My mom is a saint and I am rapidly becoming fond of my daughter in law. She has been a rock through this ordeal with my wife and I have a newfound respect for her honesty and loyalty to the truth. She came from an abusive marriage before she met my son and she didn't hesitate to instantly condemn what my wife has done to me. She would like to maintain a relationship with my wife if that's what my son wants and that's up to them.

I'm not a member of the "He Man Woman Haters Club". I just like to vent about my trollop of a wife because it keeps me from getting myself into trouble. Once the divorce is final, I'll be better able to put it behind me. I'm getting ready for a new truck, building a new home, and leaving our life together behind. The only exception is that I want to include my 3 sons in my life. I'm not going to demand that they shun their mother. I just want to be capable of being there for them when they need a parent. I may even try dating after I get comfortable in my single skin.

I still find myself having trouble understanding the nuances of the Australian dialect and misreading the intentions or subtleties of your posts. Maybe that's why I overexplain things and use personal examples.
 

Squire

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Perhaps Texan's marital plight is just a trivial and necessary episode in the Trump MAGA process he believes in.

Perhaps the divorce is political.
 
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