They worried about loneliness among those isolated from others, the ability to get food safely, and what it might mean to spend the entire spring indoors, unable to get any real reprieve from cabin fever. But on Reddit, 4chan, and misogynistic online forums, incels have been celebrating the fact that attractive people are about to be stuck inside — living their lives just like incels, and crucially, unable to have casual sex. Co, news of a UK lockdown last night kicked these posts into overdrive.
Incels had been gloating about this prospect since coronavirus first appeared in the west, and now they had a case where Ch and Stacys — men and women demonised by incels for being sexually active and stereotypically attractive — would be forced indoors for the foreseeable.
Some have even twisted people putting themselves forward for vaccine testing as women being desperate for sex.
Co wrote, advocating that incels focus on their primary concern of female sexual liberation rather than be distracted by this small win. up to her free weekly newsletter the Dress Down for the latest film, TV, art, theatre and book reviews.
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