Incel ‘expert’ claims anyone who says ‘triggered’ or ‘based’ is likely part of dangerous extremist group
A clip of journalist Laura Bates sharing her expertise about “incels” has caused much soul-searching and repentance on Twitter. Founder of the “Everyday Sexism Project,” Bates is one of many impartial experts on the so-called incel (involuntary celibate) movement – typically described as a resentful den of internet-addicted virgins.
Bates was invited by ITV to share her deep insights on the subject following the deadly shooting in the English city of Plymouth earlier this month. The suspect, a 22-year-old male, had allegedly posted on ‘incel’ forums, raising concern that there could be murderous incel sleeper cells across the UK. What can parents do to ensure that their sons do not become radicalized and turn into killers? ITV asked Bates.
The author of ‘Men Who Hate Women’ pointed to numerous “red flags” that could indicate to worried parents that their offspring are secret incels.
“Referring to people as ‘normies’, or as ‘triggered normies’, is the word incels use to refer to people outside their community,” she expertly explained, adding that anyone who uses words such as “triggered, based [or] cucked” are also potential dangers to the public. People who refer to themselves as “red-pilled” or “black-pilled” are similarly suspect.
What’s important to understand is that these words serve as a “conduit to other forms of extremism,” Bates revealed. “It isn’t completely separate from far-right, white nationalist, white supremacist movements… The incel community is a very racist community.”
very important discussion warning of red flags if someone is using words like "normies", "based", "cucked -- they may be part of an extremist group pic.twitter.com/3o4tFero1a— Austerity Sucks (@austerity_sucks) August 22, 2021
For many internet users, it was a deeply humbling ITV segment.
how do you do my fellow based super shadowy extremists gm pic.twitter.com/lyyBqQLqnX— potato.sol (@TSolserer) August 23, 2021
That's what they mean by an extremist group mate— thesnakecharmer☀ (@snakecharmerXBT) August 22, 2021
Others refused to give up their white nationalist lingo.
Couple of normie beta cucks having a super non based conversation.— Payne (@Tradermayne) August 23, 2021
Normies are so cucked they get triggered by words like based.— Jameson Lopp (@lopp) August 23, 2021
Still others were concerned about Bates’ ability to continue going undercover on the internet, with several observers suggesting that she sounded like an out-of-touch geriatric.
very strong ok boomer vibes— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) August 23, 2021
This is the "Rock and Roll makes your kids Satanists" but for 2021— Squid Diddly (@SquidDiddly1989) August 22, 2021
The panic over incels comes at a time when both the US and UK have begun to sound the alarm over the alleged threat posed by domestic extremists. Critics have accused authorities of using the narrative in an attempt to criminalize politically incorrect views. British law enforcement has come under fire for patrolling the streets in rainbow-themed patrol cars as they hunt for “hate crimes.”
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