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Incels: We just want love and compassion! Also Incels: We hate women and want to beat them

By David Futrelle

Some dueling headlines from the Braincels subreddit today.

First, we have a heartfelt plea for love and compassion from the outside world:

Honest question brocels. How many of you actually think women should be forced to have sex with us? Because reddit normied seem to think we actually want that and aren't just memeing. Why don't they understand we want love and compassion for christ's sake?

Oh but wait, because there’s also this:

If you're not a misogynist, you're a cuck. (self.Braincels)

And this:

We are hateful and there's no shame in that.

And here’s a post expressing nostalgia for the good old days a century ago when women couldn’t vote and men could get away with beating their wives:


1920s women couldn’t vote, beating your wife was legal, women were feminine and could cook. any man with a job could get a gf. 2020 men buy women’s shit stained underwear online

FWIW, the 19th Amendment was ratified in August of 1920, so women in fact could vote in the 1920s.

Also, if dudes in the 1920s could have bought women’s soiled undies online, they totally would have because, you know, dudes.

But the broader point is that if you don’t show love and compassion to anyone except fellow members in your online misogyny club, you probably shouldn’t demand it from others?

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Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Intergalactic Meanie
Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Intergalactic Meanie
1 year ago

@solecism, @Rhuu, @Crip Dyke,

Thank you guys for the links. I sent them (plus a link to the local women’s shelter) to my coworker tonight; hopefully there will be enough info in there that they’ll find useful.

Oh, and a quick note to David on his cybersecurity links. The ‘DIY Feminist Cybersecurity’ one needs to be recalibrated; while it leads to an interesting blog main page, it no longer leads to a page about cybersecurity. And the ‘9 Ways to Dodge Trolls’ one seems to have been deleted, though I have no idea if it’s been reposted elsewhere at all.

tim gueguen
1 year ago

I hope things work out for this poor young woman.

Thinking about incels et al and their obsession with women’s supposedly deceptive clothing I can just imagine what they would have been like in the Victorian era. They’d be complaining that corsets and bustles were fakery intended to trick poor innocent men into thinking a woman was a Stacy when she wasn’t.

A. Noyd
A. Noyd
1 year ago

@tim gueguen
One of the actual complaint about bustles at the time was that they offered too much room for women smugglers to stash their illicit goods, and men weren’t allowed to search under their clothes. This was eventually solved with female customs officials.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
1 year ago

@ Tim

They’d be complaining that corsets and bustles were fakery

It’s illuminating to consider the origin of the word bombastic to mean exaggerate importance by artificial or empty means.

Bombast was a type of stuffing used in men’s clothes to make them look more muscular.