I just learned this new word: INCEL

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    While reading a serious and respected liberal British magazine this morning, I learned this word: incel. It is short for "involuntary celibate."

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    Although it can technically refer to either gender, it usually refers to a male who is convinced that he is owed sex and is enraged by women who will not grant him his wish.

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    The article says that the world's most "famous" incel was a 22-year-old man who in 2014 became so angry that he murdered six people and wounded more than a dozen in California.



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    Being an old man who is computer illiterate, I cannot link. Sorry.

    Title of article: "Does anyone have the right to sex?"
    Author: Amia Srinivasan (teaches philosophy at University College London).
    Publication: London Review of Books.
    Date of print issue: March 22, 2018.

     
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    There are A LOT more people who are involuntarily celibate than the few who become violent. Many of them are married. These are the people who buy the $50,000 pickup trucks.
     
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