IDpol is an abbreviation for identity politics used primarily (but not exclusively) in leftist, manospherian sites. It's used in those places to refer to non-materialist politics (such as incel, feminism etc politics) in a negative way.
Spook[edit | edit source]
A spook is a slighty overlapping term also used in the lefty manosphere to describe ideas/movements/behaviours born seemingly solely from zealotry/ideology. Such alleged distractions are usually identity politics related, or, "IDpol". Feminism is often described as a, "spook", in lefty manospherian sites. Alleged spooks are not always related to IDpol however.
Zizek and Stirner[edit | edit source]
The term, "spook", is used to reference Slavoj Zizek's criticisms of political (including gender) ideology itself. Depictions of spooks use philosopher Max Stirner as a figure.
Often a "spook" can refer to morality or collectivism, as Stirner was seen by some as a lefty individualist or nihilist.
Feminism as "spook"[edit | edit source]
Often on boards such as leftypol, feminism or other grand-narratives are referred to as spooks, in a post-modern way. As such, lefty manospherian boards, while critical of feminism, see it largely as a distraction or a non-event.