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Saidit safari: Incels just as bad on Reddit clone Saidit as they were on Reddit

By David Futrelle After Reddit banned the Incels subreddit, then its replacement subreddit Braincels, some Reddit incels wandered to other subreddits; some headed to the Incels.co forums; and a few hundred made their way to a Reddit clone called Saidit.

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Incels are starting new subreddits to evade their Reddit ban. And their posts are as ugly as ever.

By David Futrelle Hey, remember a little over a month ago when Reddit banned the Braincels subreddit — the the site’s main hangout for incels — as well as an assortment of other hateful subs?

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No, Liz Bruenig, incels aren’t incels because of “a lack of opportunities for heroism”

By David Futrelle Yesterday, Washington Post writer and putative progressive Liz Bruenig tweeted out a few thoughts about the Joker movie and “the lonely, disaffected” men and boys who identify the most with the movie’s antihero.

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Reddit bans its main incel hangout and dozens of other completely wholesome subreddits

By David Futrelle So I’ve been taking a brief “I can’t stand to look at this shit every single day” hiatus, but the thing about the manosphere is that the news never stops breaking. And the latest no-longer-quite-breaking news is that the Reddit admins have, at long last, banned the Braincels subreddit for violating the…

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Women with six-pack abs aren’t women, and other tall tales from the Misogynatomy Files

It’s pledge drive time! IF you’re a fan of this blog, please donate what you can to keep it going by clicking the button below. THANKS! By David Futrelle I‘m both fascinated and horrified by the “Misogynatomy” tag on the BadWomensAnatomy subreddit, a glimpse into some of the deeply weird (and completely wrong) things woman-hating…

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Incels: Hymens evolved as nature’s “freshness seals” to assure men their brides were virgins

By David Futrelle Ordinary science-believing idiot: The hymen doesn’t seem to perform any biological function and it’s not altogether clear why humans and some other mammals have it.

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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:

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Incels continue to be baffled by lesbians, refuse to believe they exist

By David Futrelle Today’s insight into lesbianism comes from the Braincels subreddit, where the regulars believe that lesbianism is just a “meme,” and that there are literally no women in the world who would prefer the touch of a woman, however lovely, to the sexual attentions of a beefy Chad.

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Incel calls for alliance with trans women because they’re “the ugliest trucels there are”

By David Futrelle Incels talk a lot of shit about trans women, and trans folks in general, so I was a little perplexed when I recently ran across one incel Redditor seriously proposing that “trans people and incels should be allies.”

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Quiz: Who said it, incel or TERF?

By David Futrelle So yesterday, I was poking around in the Braincels subreddit, Reddit’s main hangout for incels, and was struck by how often the regulars there discuss trans women.