For those of you who don't know, an incel is a person who has never had sex or hasn't had a relationship or sexual encounter in a very long time even though they tried. Incel means involuntarily celibate. Within this group of people there are subsections: mentalcels, volcels and blackpilled. Mentalcels are people who are involuntarily celibate and/or unable to find a relationship because they suffer from mental illness and volcels are people who for whatever reason choose to abstain from sex and relationships (for example, a conservative virgin who would like to marry someone who's a virgin and can't find that person and hates the world for it). Those who are blackpilled are people who are neither of the previously mentioned, but hold the same misogynistic beliefs as the incel. All these people are part of the same community (incels). It took me a while to understand this and I don't think I have understood it completely, but it seems these people think that good looking men downgrade and have sex with not so good looking women, then these women because of that make their standards too high, when they were supposed to be throwing themselves at the incel (a person who's on the same looks parameter as they are). So because the dating market is so competitive, these men are forced into celibacy and a never-ending cycle of rejection. They also believe that women only care about looks, that they have been lied to and that being nice and kind gets them nowhere if they are not good looking. They go as far as thinking women won't even befriend a guy who's ugly. An interesting thing to note is that a survey released by the biggest incel forum on the internet revealed that the vast majority of its members are of ethnic background. Which explains why most of them believe all it takes is for you to be white to get laid. Also most of them reportedly suffer from body dysmorphia (they don't have a real perception of how they look when they look in the mirror, they think they look worse than they actually do). When it comes down to it, incels would like the world to see them as oppressed by society and by women and have been committing femicide and other acts of violence as an act of protest for their celibacy, like Elliot Rodger or the Toronto killer. They want some sort of sexual redistribution for equality. Professor of psychology Jordan B. Peterson said in a NY times article: "Violent attacks are what happens when men do not have partners and society needs to work to make sure those men are married. He was angry at God because women were rejecting him,” Mr. Peterson says of the Toronto killer. “The cure for that is enforced monogamy. That’s actually why monogamy emerges. Half the men fail to procreate. And no one cares about the men who fail.” Interviewer laughs because she finds the statement absurd. "You are laughing about them. That's because you are female. Preventing hordes of single men from violence is necessary for the stability of society. Enforced monogamy helps neutralize that. In situations there's too much mate choice, a small percentage of the guys have hyper access to women, and so they don't form relationships with women, and they hate that." So, I'm asking men about this because as a woman, I have no idea what it's like to be a man. For me it's very hard to empathize with this. I do realize there are certain social pressures when it comes to sex men have that are different from womens and can be very psychologically damaging. So do these men really have a point? Can sex deprivation make you violent? Do you think this is an issue to be taken seriously? Do you agree that men are being forced into celibacy because of other men having "hyper access" to women? Have you had any issues that could relate to the incels?