The intel on incels: men’s ‘hot or not’ culture is turning ugly

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The intel on incels: men’s ‘hot or not’ culture is turning ugly

Incels, sexually desperate men who hate women, see the world as being as cruel as it is simple

Zoe Strimpel

One night last week, exhausted from a long day working far from home, I lay in bed.

Rather than turn immediately to the interminable season five of Call the Midwife, as I normally do to wind down after a busy day, I found myself on Facebook Messenger, the instant messaging app, where two male friends and I had been discussing “incels” earlier in the day.

Incels, who describe themselves as involuntary celibates, are a group of sexually desperate men who hate women...

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