A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture—often with the aim of conveying a particular phenomenon, theme, or meaning represented by the meme. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices, that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.
Sometime during the late 2000s, meme became synonymous with digital image macros transferred across the Internet and lost it's original meaning in colloquial culture. While some memes can be enlightening and humorous, the fact is that memes promote a vapid short-cut kind of thinking (typical of normies) that is slowly degrading human culture. Unfortunately, memes are becoming increasingly prevalent and spread quicker than ever before. Nevertheless, incel communities do have their own memes.