What is an incel?
An incel is a man that is involuntarily celibate. These misogynists view sexual intercourse as a right, and blame women when they deny them.
These incels talk about an uprising, or an Incel Rebellion, in which they would overthrow what they see as an oppressive feminist society. In this, they want to put and end to all of the "Chads" and "Stacys," the men that are sexually successful with women and the women that reject beta males.
Incels congregate on websites like Reddit, 4chan, and other message boards. There, they praise people like Elliott Rodger, the man that went on a killing spree in Isla Vista in 2014.
Rodger is viewed as a hero to incels, a man that fought back against the system that rejected him.
A day before his attack, Rodger complained about rejection and vowed to punish women in a video titled “Elliot Rodger’s Retribution.”
“Girls gave their affection and sex and love to other men but never to me. I’m 22 years old, and I’m still a virgin. I’ve never even kissed a girl.”
Since then, Rodger has been lifted up as a "saint."
“I hope this guy wrote a manifesto because he could be our next new saint."
“Spread that name, speak of his sacrifice for our cause, worship him for he gave his life for our future."
Following Monday's Toronto van attack, that killer has now become the new hero of the incel community.