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Angry young men become terrorists

A couple of weeks ago I linked to an article by Amia Srinivasan that among other things discussed “incels”, angry young men who believe they’re the victims of evil women.

Last night, one of them committed mass murder in Toronto. 

Internet echo chambers are creating terrorists.

Graeme Wood, writing in The Atlantic:

The dynamic is a familiar one in the age of digital community building. Once the incels griped to themselves, occasionally victimizing others, and sometimes getting over their pathology or finding a partner. Now they can come together online and find others to validate their grievances and encourage them to action.

Update, 30/4:

Writing in The Observer, Catherine Bennett used the Toronto terror atrocity to attack the real enemy here: trans women. Her column compared trans women to incels and Jack The Ripper..