Incels are celebrating lockdown because attractive people can’t have casual sex

On popular forums like 4chan and Reddit, involuntary celibates are flocking to rejoice at people forced to live sexless lives – like them.

During the last few days, as lockdowns started to look inevitable, the general public began to prepare for a potentially grim few months. They worried about loneliness among those isolated from others, the ability to get food safely, and what it might mean to spend the entire spring indoors, unable to get any real reprieve from cabin fever.

But on Reddit, 4chan, and misogynistic online forums, incels have been celebrating the fact that attractive people are about to be stuck...
source: New Statesman

2020-03-25 19:56
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