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incel

A contraction of the phrase "involuntarily celibate," a label self-applied by members of the online subculture of men (mostly young, white, and heterosexual) who claim to be unable to find or attract women as romantic partners and post consequent expressions of self-pity, entitlement, and misogyny, as well sometimes promoting or condoning violence toward others (especially those who are sexually active). Elliot Rodger, perpetrator of the 2014 Isla Vista killings, has been celebrated by some incels as a hero.
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Similarly, Elliot Rodger, an incel ('involuntary celibate') who blamed women for his own sexual failure and social isolation, murdered six people and injured 14 more during a misogyny-fueled massacre in Isla Vista, California, in May 2014.
disconnected even beyond an incel level with the exception of going to
Aone reveals how he started off as a young happy child, but due to living in an ultra-strict authoritarian household and enduring constant ridicule and rejections in high school related to his physical appearance and "nerdy" demeanor, he descended into anger, resentment, loneliness, depression and even an incel mindset.