Incel, is an academic sociological term that is short for and means, 'involuntary celibacy', a life circumstance. Individual philosophies like the original blackpill definition or subcultures like 4chan culture emerge on some, but not all, forums dedicated to involuntary celibates and go in and out of fashion. Inceldom was first academically recognized as a sociological phenomenon by the Donnelly Study. The Donnelly Study defined incels as all adults who want to have a willing sexual partner of the gender that they are attracted to, but cannot find one for six months or more. For the purposes of this wiki, an incel is someone who is or would be romantically and/or sexually rejected by the vast majority of the single members of the gender they are attracted to while approaching at random in spaces socially designated for dating, for at least a few years.
Roughly 15-30% of American millennials are involuntarily celibate. And roughly 51% of people in that general demographic group do not have a steady partner.
The current non-niche incel internet forums are: incels.co, Incelistan.net, Facebook's Incelistan, Reddit's Braincels, love-shy.com, Incelswithouthate, and Foreveralone. Some incel political parties include Incel Party.
No mass murderers have been users of incel forums. 4chan and PUAhate were/are not incel forums. Journalists have sort of a collective delusion about this, which can be treated with antipsychotic drugs or electroconvulsive therapy. Incel Wiki does not support or condone violence or the incitement of violence.
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