Good Lord, it used to be the Nile that was reputed to spontaneously generate monsters but it was a piker compared to the net. The horror in Toronto as it were lifted a rock to reveal to daylight the ugly creatures beneath and the equally ugly words they call themselves.
Before allegedly killing 10 people with a van in Toronto, Alek Minassian appeared to have posted a message on Facebook that linked him to a toxic online community of misogynists that has become the source of a growing pattern of violence.
Self-described incels congregate mostly online, meeting in forums and message boards like Reddit and 4chan, and its offshoot site 8chan, to discuss their hopelessness with women in posts that are peppered with racist and misogynistic rants. “Chads” are incel-speak for good-looking men, who incels believe can’t be one of them. “Stacys” are the women who find “Chads” attractive.
While some posters questioned whether Minassian, 25, was a “fakecel” — the term for someone whose average looks disqualifies him from community membership — most hailed him as a hero of the movement.
A plague on them all and if I never hear these idiotic words again it will be far too soon.