Far-right rhetoric (“cuck”) making an entrance shouldn’t be a surprise — there is a big overlap.
Hm. The only time I’ve seen this term used politically is by lefty anti-Trumpsters. I think it was having to do with Manafort and Trump; I’m not sure which one was supposed to be who, but I had to look the term up.
That is a NASTY term; it needs to be erased from polite (and impolite) conversation, just like calling women the “C” word, calling people of African descent the “N” word, etc. There is no place for it, ever, in the vocabulary of people of good character.
Incels “recruit” in much the same way that Nazis do; find young, disaffected men who are already cut off from society, make them feel that they are accepted and that nobody else will ever value them the same way.
Hm. Nazi’s do recruit this way; so do Maoists, communists, islamic terrorists and, it appears, Antifa.
Let’s not let your personal politics get in the way of factual observation.
I’m definitely not saying that you should immediately set your incel friends up with blind dates (please do not do this). Things such as “go get laid” as an insult should go the way of the dodo though — it’s a relic of a toxic masculinity that only perpetuates this cycle.
Well, true. It’s better to remind them that there’s somebody for everyone out there. That’s certainly my observation.
Every man and every woman has a different sort of person who “rings their bell”. What these “incels” seem to be about is jealousy; they’re jealous of the alpha dog who attracts the most desirable females. That’s been going on for all of human history, and it’s not going to change anytime soon. The picks of the litter always gravitate to the other picks of the litter.
But, the DEFINITION of what the “pick of the litter” is changes over time. And, if the incel is patient, the 90% of the women who AREN’T the “picks of the litter” will find them, in time.
Now, there are exceptions, of course; there are guys (and girls) who are so socially incompetent that they’re going to struggle socially forever; I can only imagine how lonely that must be. But we’re not talking about very many people, here.
My friend, I’m delighted to report, is now in a long-term relationship with a wonderful woman and I’ve never since heard him even mention the incel community. He’s a good person, and I’m glad it worked out well for him, but I do wish I’d said something sooner.
To my point. :-)