Sex-cluded: What Makes Men Turn Incel?
Friday, 7 October
They are described as isolated, violent misogynists. So what draws men to the community of “incels” – or involuntary celibates? Do they hate women or are their reasons for rejecting sex more complex? Justin Quirk delves into the dark corners of the internet with William Costello, expert on the psychology of incels at the University of Austin at Texas, to find out how worried we should be about them.
“You have a supply and demand problem – a skewed sex ratio.”
“The sensationalising of incel violence is a worrying trend.”
“The term ‘incel’ first appeared on a lesbian forum in the late 1990s.”
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Written and presented by Justin Quirk. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Jade Bailey. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.
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