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There have been quite a few academic and media outlets analyzing and referencing this wiki.

The academic articles are mostly from Europe and the United States, many of them post-graduate articles that are very lengthly and detailed albeit generally rather specious in their ideas. Some argue this type of academic activity is mostly rent-seeking or a waste of taxes. Few of them attempt to engage with claims and evidence made on the Wiki in a factual manner, with most either using the wiki as a reference for specific concepts linked to the incel subculture or as a glossary.

Below is a running list of academics, journal articles, news outlets, and various notable individuals and publications that have referenced the wiki.

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More notable articles[edit | edit source]

De Cook[edit | edit source]

In March 2021, Julia R. DeCook, assistant professor for whatnot at Loyola University Chicago, wrote a French poststructualist type article attempting to analyse incel culture through the lens of the Lacanian spin on Freud's castration anxiety theory.[11]

The article contains numerous factual mistakes and a clear political bias. For example, contrary to the article, the Wiki was not created in response to the ban of r/incels, but in response to the Wikipedia incel article. Further, DeCook asserts that the Wiki was created to counter: "disinformation about their group [incels] being spread by nefarious actors (namely, Jews, 'globalists,' and feminists, among others," (ibid, p. 238) but, unlike vocal members of r/incels, this wiki does not condone physical violence as noted in nearly all articles pertaining to violent topics or individuals, neither does it focus much on "globalists or Jews". Nor does the Wiki accept the framing of inceldom as only constituting self-identified members of a modern online subculture, as DeCook repeatedly implies in her article.

Tao Beloney[edit | edit source]

In 2023, the author Tao Beloney wrote an essay-format article about the Wiki for the e-magazine Pharos, administered by Vassar College, an American liberal arts college. Pharos describes itself as being dedicated to countering "appropriations of Greco-Roman antiquity by hate groups".[12] The Pharos article focuses on the "Timeless quotes on women" Wiki page. The thesis of the article is that the "Timeless Quotes" page attempts to "project inceldom back into history" via "inventing an entire academic discipline of 'incelology' to support [the Wiki's] cause" (presumably in reference to the "incelology" Wiki category). In the essay, Beloney asserts that the Wiki selectively misquotes Classical texts in pursuit of this purported misogynist agenda, but concedes that the insights of many writers and thinkers of the Classical world reveal, in the modern vernacular, a 'problematic' view of women. Presumably, these reactionary attitudes of the ancients create a need for interpretations of the works of such thinkers to be critically curated by institutionally approved academics like the author.

The author further criticizes the page for focusing on Classical figures who are "overwhelmingly white, European, and male", which is humorous in light of the fact that the entire discipline of Classics focuses predominately on the cultural contributions of such individuals (in the modern view), creating a natural tension that seems to underlie much of the editorial agenda of the Magazine. The article further labels the inclusion of the quotations of thinkers who do not fit into these identity categories as a "token effort to claim that incel ideology is cross-cultural, transhistorical, not specifically masculine, and therefore true". The article repeatedly attempts to pigeonhole incels in a particular ideological category, ascribing an unitary standpoint and sociopolitical agenda to the Wiki that the Beloney appears to believe is shared by all incels. The emphasis on this thread of argumentation reveals the author is seemingly ignorant of the fact that the webpage in question was created by fewer than a handful of users who ascribe to very heterogenous political and social views, and further, that self-identified incels tend not to agree much on such issues even on the more explicitly politicized incel platforms.

The article concludes by arguing that incels' (purported) views are increasingly accepted by society, and that "misogyny is ascendent in American politics and life". The article then rather tenuously tries to link what the author perceives as incel culture to such disparate cultural phenomena as 'violence against Asian women' and the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision concerning abortion law, via tying online incels to mainstream American Right-Wing intellectuals like Tom Wolfe and Ross Douthat.

In general, while the article is commendable in the sense that the author seemed to have actually researched the Wiki beyond skimming a few pages (as many professional academics appear to do), the article is not much different from the bulk of the scholarship on the Wiki, as it accepts as given that inceldom is only a modern online subculture and not an empirically investigable cross-cultural and cross-temporal life circumstance. The article also likely exaggerates the direct influence online incel culture has had on right-wing thought, with any overlap that does exist likely being mediated by third party platforms (such as 4chan) that host both viewpoints, and perhaps draw from a similar demographic (younger men), promoting the cross-germination of ideas. At minimum, it is very unlikely that the American right-wing boomers mentioned by Beloney were directly influenced by online incels in the promotion of their natural tradcon agenda. Overall, the essay's emphatic pursuit of this central inference makes Beloney's conclusion (that incels are shaping public policy and cultural norms by influencing conservative thinkers) appear more like a facile attempt to gain ammunition in the American left-right 'cultural war' by linking a maligned group, such as (online) incels, to the American conservative movement more broadly than a seriously scholarly analysis of the Wikipage, whether of the author's explicit intent in writing the article.

Finally, Beloney would likely be enthused by the news that (his/her/their?) article contained several quotes worthy of inclusion in the aforementioned Wiki page which were previously unknown to the authors of said page, as, despite its flaws, Beloney's article was not entirely bereft of insights into Classical-era thinkers.

Media[edit | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]

Spiteful Mutants by Edward Dutton, 2022.

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Incel History, books & scholars

Historical figures

Protocels: Anthony PerkinsCharles BukowskiCharles FourierChristine ChubbuckDaniel JohnstonFranz KafkaFriedrich NietzscheGiacomo LeopardiH. P. LovecraftHenry CavendishHenri de Toulouse-LautrecHenry FlyntIsaac NewtonJeremy BenthamJoseph MerrickLudwig van BeethovenNikola TeslaMary Ann BevanOliver HeavisideOtto WeiningerGueules casséesQuasimodoTed KaczynskiVincent van GoghAdolf HitlerThomas HobbesOswald SpenglerJohn RuskinBaldwin IV

Protochads: Arthur SchopenhauerDrukpa KunleyGenghis KhanGiacomo CasanovaJohn Humphrey NoyesHercules

Other categories: Notable incelsHigh IQ celibatesAcademics who were incelHermits

History articles

Timeless quotes on womenHistory of female sex-favoritismIncelosphere timelineSexual revolutionReproductive successLumpenproletariat


A History of CelibacyCreepFacial Aesthetics: Concepts and Clinical DiagnosisHoney Money: The power of erotic capitalKill All NormiesMännliche Absolute BeginnerMarsSex and CharacterSex and CultureSexual Utopia in PowerShyness and LoveSind Singles anders?The Great UnmarriedThe Love-Shy Survival GuideThe Manipulated ManThe Myth of Male PowerUnfreiwillig SingleUnberührtWhateverWomen As Sex VendorsIncel: A novel

Authors, scholars, researchers, incelologist and sexologists

Angela NagleAntoine BanierArne HoffmannBeate KüpperBrian GilmartinCamille PagliaCarol QueenCatherine HakimDan SavageDavid BussDenise DonnellyDustin SheplerElizabeth BurgessFranco BasagliaIrenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt‎‎J. D. UnwinThe Jolly HereticJordan HolbrookJordan PetersonKristin SpitznogleLaura CarpenterMenelaos ApostolouMichel ClouscardMichel HouellebecqMike CrumplarOlaf WickenhöferPaul MaloneyReid MihalkoRhawn JosephRobin HansonRobin SprengerRoger DevlinRoy BaumeisterSatoshi KanazawaScott AaronsonScott AlexanderSylvain PoirierTalmer ShockleyTim SquirrellVeronika KracherWalter M. GallichanWillhelm ReichWilliam CostelloVox Day

Miscellaneous in news and academiaTroubadourDonnelly studyConfessions of Leftover Men