Date on Honors Thesis



English Area

Examining Committee Member

Dr. Paul Walker, Advisor

Examining Committee Member

Dr. Daniel Nielsen, Committee Member

Examining Committee Member

Dr. Sara Cooper, Committee Member


In this paper I outline the basic ideological beliefs of incels, which provide insight into the community’s violent tendencies. In addition, because I believe incel communities are more directly to blame for digital misogyny than a larger and more broad group of men, I examine posts from within their community and comments under Anita Sarkeesian’s video “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games” in order to demonstrate that the rhetoric in both online locations is from the same source. Finally, I discuss actions that can be taken to mitigate the online violence perpetrated by the incel community, which will, in turn, limit the physical acts of violence stemming from their rhetoric.

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