The incel phenomena
Good morning/evening/afternoon, ladies and gents. Roll up, roll up, roll up! Welcome to my thread on...you guessed it...the incel phenomena.
The word incel is a curious, painful word. It strips everything down and gets right to it. Involuntary celibacy. Sex can be wonderful, joyous and is a basic human need in order for our race to survive. The fact that someone is involuntary celibate sounds kind of sad... And yet now people fear this word. It doesn't invoke any kind of pity. The word incel causes people to panic. As you know, screenings for Joker are being watched and monitored closely in case of an incel attack... This, to my understanding, is all kinds of madness rolled into one.
First of all, the term itself is a myth. No one is involuntary celibate. People may have boxed themselves into a mental corner thinking that way. And believe me, I understand. I'm a 25 year old guy who's only ever being in one serious relationship and had only ever slept with a couple of women up to the age of 22. I know the pain of self loathing. I've been there and done that. But I've never believed I was cursed and shunned by society and women in general. I know that if I try hard enough, I will eventually get results with women. It may take several attempts and many knock backs, but so what? You see, half of everything is confidence. Since I learned that trick, my results improved. I have now evolved into someone who identifies as MGTOW (men going their own way), a much more tolerant way of thinking (if you cast aside the misogyny that's embedded within MGTOW, as I do). It's just a personal choice because after my first relationship ended just over a year ago, I realised that I'm simply not ready to take that step yet and have avoided pursuing relationships with women since.
Even if someone feels so under confident that they cannot approach several women, there is always the option of escorts (wherever you are in the world, legal or not, hookers are everywhere). And even if that fails you (or the idea irks you), there's always masturbation. Basically, what I'm saying is, I fail to see how the rise of inceldom has come about. It just makes no sense to me. It's a self defeating mindset. It's worrying because incels even have their own language (chads, etc) used to describe others. I do believe, also, that this narrative is being pushed by certain people in the media and with influence for some reason or other. I have my theories but am not willing to discuss them here.
So basically, I am inviting you all (incels and non-incels) to explain to me just what has happened, what has changed in the last few years that has seen the rise of incels to such a great degree. I welcome any and all opinions.
Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.