- August 15, 2021
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject – Governance
Context – The movement came into the spotlight yet again in the UK’s Plymouth, where a 22-year-old man named Jake Davidson shot dead five people, including a toddler, in what is widely being called the worst incident of its kind in British history since 2010.
- The ‘incel’ movement, a dangerous online subculture comprising men who identify as ‘involuntary celibates’ and regularly express deeply misogynistic views about women, is slowly becoming a threat to law and order, experts have warned.
- Men who are part of this movement harbour a deep resentment towards both women and other men who are sexually active.
- The blame women for their own lack of sexual and social status.
- An extreme section of Incels even advocate violence against women. However, not all members of the subculture are violent, experts say.
- The ‘black pill’ theory, often associated with incels, promotes the defeatist idea that your fate is sealed at birth and no matter what changes you try to make, your sexual capital cannot be altered.
- ‘Red pillers’, on the other hand, believe the world is biased toward women, and see feminism as female supremacy. They believe there is a systemic bias in favour of women.