In the chat rooms and forums dedicated to the extreme incel misogynistic subculture, Jake Davison was praised as a “saint” on Saturday night.
In a series of bizarre and invariably deeply offensive comments, the Plymouth mass shooting was hailed as marking the beginning of a new “season” of attacks by young men filled with hatred towards women.
One incel – an involuntary celibate – expressed disappointment that Davison’s “score”, or the number of people he had killed, was not higher.
Another warned that he feared Davison’s murders could erode the rights of British incels to arm themselves to carry out more attacks. Many blamed women who had spurned Davison’s advances as responsible for his actions.
Doesn’t seem to be working, does it?
As to whether the culture actually has changed, some rise in sexually frustrated young men etc I’m not sure. It’s never been all that far away from being a worry in any and every society. Round the 17 year olds up, together, send ’em off to fight the equivalent others over the hill has long been a standard manouevre. It could be that, sa with so many other things, this social media is just raising the visibility. As with libertarians and other such generally unfashionable thought processes.