There is no single, overarching "incel community". Incels do not make a single community any more than, for example, transexual people are a single community. Rather, incels are a very diverse spectrum of individuals which composes the incelosphere.
Further clarification[edit | edit source]
You may argue incels are a class of people, as you can arrange anyone into a theoretical class, but incels are not an organization.
The qualification of what defines an incels is debated. The Donnelly study considers an involuntarily celibate person is someone who for six months or more was unable to find a willing partner to have sex with despite trying.
Virgin shaming by media[edit | edit source]
The fakestream media often disingenuously tries to paint incel people as a terroristic singular community, by capitalizing "incel" as "Incel" outside the start of a sentence. Or pretending incel is an acronym, like "INCEL", to take advantage the fact that the word "incel" is accidentally linguistically similar to the word "ISIS", to provoke fear of involuntary celibates. Essentially, those are sophisticated forms of involuntary virgin shaming. Of course, anyone spelling "Incel" with a capital "I" or "INCEL" in capital letters is not a problem for most incels, but those media often use those spellings with a malicious intent.
Aybees[edit | edit source]
The only real cohesive incel community anywhere on the web is arguably the aybee (Absolute Beginners) community of Germany. Most other platforms have some sorts of incelosphere rifts going on.
Colloquial use of the term "the incel community"[edit | edit source]
knajjd, Master, and mental out have colloquially referred to "the incel community", but this does not imply a single organization or cohesive group any more than, say, the use of the term "the scientific community" or "the international community" does.