NKL (pronounced nickel) is a ricecel in his thirties who is a user of incels.co. He has lost his virginity, had a girlfriend, as well as other sexual partners in the past. His words appeared in a number of op-eds after the Minassian attack for his views on women and marriage, taken from an incel podcast condemning the Minassian attack. Those appeared in The Guardian, Vice News, and Vice.
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When Jordan Peterson first mentioned "enforced monogamy" in early May 2018, incels.co user NKL insinuated Peterson had been "directly cribbing from him" this talking point as NKL had mentioned it prior to Peterson on the Incelcast on April 24th (deleted on May 4th) which was viewed enough to be heavily cited by digital media. The episode gained 3,218 views by April 29th and possibly substantially more in the days before deletion. On the other hand, enforced monogamy is an established term in anthropology and Peterson has been talking about the importance of monogamy before, claiming "women and men alike" need to take responsibility for their promiscuity and reject the "misbegotted idea of casual sexual gratification". The problems of polygamy have also been raised with substantial publicity e.g. by Angela Nagle in 2017 and Roger Devlin in 2015.
In an interview Jordan Peterson said the following:
[The Toronto Van Killer] was angry at God because women were rejecting him,” “The cure for that is enforced monogamy. That’s actually why monogamy emerges.”
NKL on a post on incels.co further writes:
here’s how i think [enforced monogamy] should work
– people can opt in or opt out of enforced monogamy – if they opt in they pay lower taxes and get free basic income from the govt – marriage laws must first be overhauled so that men aren’t disadvantaged and family courts are fair
– in enforced monogamy people must be married to have sex, and if you get divorced you have to go through a 6 month waiting period where you are not allowed to have sex, this is to discourage people from getting married and then divorced for every hookup
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