There’s a myth going around that the recent Oregon shooter was an incel (involuntary celibate) virgin. The justification for this is based on posts he allegedly made on the r9k board on 4chan. That’s very weak evidence, and it turns out that r9k was trying to frame one of its own users, Eggman, as the shooter. Even if other evidence supposedly surfaces that the shooter was an incel virgin, it should be treated with skepticism. The media said that he is a white supremacist, even though he is actually mixed race, so the media can not be trusted to report accurate details about the shooter.
The real reason so many people want to label the Oregon shooter an incel virgin isn’t about the whatever was written on 4chan. It’s because they believe in the just world fallacy in dating and sex (which is the basis of the feminist time machine). They think, correctly, that murdering lots of people makes a man evil, but then they assume that evil men can’t get laid or get into relationships with women. Thus, in the minds of most people being evil and being an incel virgin is one in the same. They also believe that if one is true than the other is true as well. In other words, this isn’t a case of evil men are incel virgins, but only some incel virgins are evil. What they believe is that being an incel virgin alone is evidence that a man is evil and will go around raping women and murdering people.
Believing that being evil and being incel virgin man is the same is very dangerous for incel virgin men. For example, DailyKos is now promoting a conspiracy theory that r9k is an “online domestic terrorist organization”. Some DailyKos users are suggesting that a list get created to track men, who I guess they would suspect of being incel virgins later, starting in third grade. (By their own admission such a list would be illegal and unconstitutional, but that doesn’t seem to bother them.) Other DailyKos users want the NSA to track incel virgin men. (I’m certain that everyone on DailyKos who wants the NSA to spy on incel virgin men was previously against NSA spying). There are even some other DailyKos users who think that the government is intentionally turning a blind eye to the so called “incel virgin terrorism”, possibly as a method to keep the public in a state of panic.
Such reactions aren’t limited to DailyKos. Jezebel declared that “sexually frustrated men” are “the real terrorists. (Notice how “sexually frustrated men” is a much larger category than incel virgin men.) Jezebel also demanded that “sexually frustrated men” be castrated (obviously such as castration would not be voluntary).
Other reactions appear to be less extreme at first glance, but on further analysis are not. Someone at Reddit is suggesting that camps be created for incel virgin men. That person had to put that they didn’t mean concentration camps in the title (which in itself is very revealing). If you read the link, it doesn’t sound sinister until that person says “lets round them up”. Even in a conversation about incel virgin men that looks innocuous on the surface still treats incel virgin men as terrorists who are going to snap at any second.
There are many more examples I could document, but this where the just world fallacy in dating and sex leads. If a man has any trouble getting getting laid or getting into a relationship, then lots of people, especially women, believe him to be evil, on the verge of a murderous rampage, and part of a incel virgin domestic terrorist organization (that is nothing but a conspiracy theory) that requires NSA spying to stop (NSA spying they were formerly against).
You are not safe if you aren’t an incel virgin. Jezebel included all “sexually frustrated men” as terrorists. DailyKos included #GamerGate as part of the incel virgin domestic terrorist organization conspiracy theory, as well as the MRM & MGTOW. If they don’t like something about you, then you will be accused of being an incel virgin, so that people can treat you as if you were synonymous with evil and part of a domestic terrorist organization.