Facebook post linked to Toronto van attack points to insular, misogynistic world of 'incels' Facebook post linked to Toronto van attack points to insular, misogynistic world of 'incels' The deadly van attack in Toronto is shining a spotlight on the controversial, often misogynistic world of "incels" — a group of predominately men who identify as "involuntarily celibate.
Apr 25, 4: April 26 People leave signs, cards and flowers at a memorial on Yonge Street on Tuesday. Ask your questions about the incel subculture with University of Toronto professor Judith Taylor. To participate in the live conversation click here: Fourteen people remain in hospital. Live blog recap of van attack aftermath "Private Recruit Minassian Infantry , wishing to speak to Sgt 4chan please.
The Incel Rebellion has already begun! We will overthrow all the Chads and Stacys. All hail the Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger! Graham Gibson said of the post, before declining to speculate on a motive. Officer who arrested suspect rejects hero label In the incel community, the names "Chad" and "Stacy" are used as a stand-ins for conventionally attractive men and women who have few problems when it comes to sexual relationships. A number of incel-related posts have idolized Elliot Rodger, a year-old California man who killed six people and injured a dozen more during a deadly rampage in Isla Vista, Calif.
At the time, the group had more than 40, members. But other forums are laced with suggestions that at least some of the discussions are merely satire or a way of blowing off steam. It's a very toxic environment of people who seem to be disfranchised with society.
Police say van attack victims were mostly women — but offer no details on motive In the wake of Monday's attack, one online forum, incels.
One person does not represent communities, this should be known by now," the statement said. Sociologist discusses what might drive alienated men to commit acts of violence: Judith Taylor, associate professor of sociology at the University of Toronto, talks about what might lead disenfranchised men who feel rejected by women and society to take their anger out on others through violent means.
And that's been codified into a sort of indoctrination," she said. They have educative documentation. Incels, on the other hand, believe themselves to be so undesirable that they'll never be successful when it comes to love or sex "because of how they were born and how they look," she said.
Gaining dating experience or learning pick-up techniques won't help, they believe. Little else is known about Minassian, who is from Richmond Hill, Ont. The Department of National Defence confirmed Tuesday that the year-old joined the Canadian Forces last August and was 16 days into his basic training before he requested to be voluntarily released. A previous version said he was asked to leave. Apr 25, 9: