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Radical bullying group ‘inceltears’ shut down

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On Friday, April 10th 2020, the radically bullying and sexist hate group ‘reddit.com/r/inceltears’ shut down. The forum was devoted to mocking men who cannot find partners, otherwise known as ‘incels’, short for ‘involuntary celibates’. This is the latest in a line of sexist groups shutting down or getting banned.

Inceltears restricted viewership of it’s previous posts, and posted on their front page “that’s all folks, we’re done“, meaning of course, they have no present intention of coming back.

The head mod, /u/andysambergspants removed every ‘under-mod’ from the subreddit and then deleted their account. This came off the heels of the sub devolving into people telling involuntary virgins to kill themselves. source from the sub itself The subreddit also had a history of users promoting violence against lonely men. Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has stated that the site still has a fairly laissez-faire moderation style. Violent threats however, are not allowed on Reddit.

Members of the subreddit had also allegedly driven a regular user of the subreddit to suicide recently, who posted a note with his face.

Inceltears had endured increasing criticism from various places for not being mature, which had increased in frequency as of late. For example, a popular podcast had recently portrayed the sub as ‘infamous’.

Inceltears overlapped primarily with boards dedicated to bullying, shaming, and gossip

If inceltears was intrinsically interested in the well-being of women and society, one would expect them to be interested in things like feminism and social justice. However, if one analyses what other boards anti-incels tend to frequent they are overwhelmingly related to bullying, shaming, as well as gossip about unwanted sexual approaches from males, e.g. creepyPMssadcringeiamverybadassjustneckbeardthingsihavesexgatekeeping, and iamverysmart.

This may be the last large anti-incel forum

In 2018 and 2019, three anti-incel Facebook groups went into hiding or were banned by Facebook. Including ‘Found the incel’, banned by Facebook for violent speech and ‘How do incels even survive’, which was banned by Facebook for terroristic threats.

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. VirginbutnotanIncel

    April 11, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Based

  2. Kibble

    April 11, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Yasmin is /ourgirl/!

  3. Flores

    April 11, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Feels good to be treated like a human being.

  4. Aldis Ozols

    April 11, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    An excellent piece of reporting!

    Even the secondary links of that network diagram are devoted to ridicule. Nasty people.

  5. DTI

    April 11, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Yasmin,
    You wrote a decent short summary, but why did you not mention inceltears’ involvement with/support for pedophiles?

  6. Frail

    April 11, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Good article tbh. IT needed to be removed. They finally listened

  7. Blackdive

    April 11, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    They were hateful hypocritical bullies, it’s astounding how they lasted that long without getting banned. Serves them right

    • Tessa

      April 11, 2020 at 8:57 pm

      Good riddance! What a bunch of lowlife hypocrites.

  8. Danny

    April 11, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    I’ve heard there’s been quite a few pedophiles on IncelTears. Pretty ironic for a group that’s supposedly trying to support women.

  9. rusty the doomer

    April 11, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    st. yasming doing god’s work!

    also, had hoped you would have mentioned that inceltears actually drove a man to suicide.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/IncelsWithoutHate/comments/fxjv4a/the_sad_case_of_stuggocel/

  10. imperfect_Cel

    April 12, 2020 at 8:10 am

    Hoped you would include:

    braziliansigma the hero of inceltears who mocked the suicide of an incel: https://i.redd.it/4650kepmy7s41.jpg

    How inceltears reacts to suicidal people:
    https://imgur.com/a/4U34qto

    don’t let them claim ignorance they have blood on their hands

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