Learning from the Leavers? The Promise (and Perils) of r/IncelExit

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An Insight for GNET's 16 Days of Activism series focusing on r/IncelExit and its potential for helping users disengage from misogynist incel communities. My doctoral work shows promising narrative shifts for users as they work to exit these spaces, with increasing agency and self-worth as potential avenues for countering the nihilism of the black pill. However, I question whether this space can contribute to a lasting shift in misogynist beliefs, drawing on users' exit stories alongside three high-profile exits to illustrate this concern.

Period8 Dec 2023

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  • TitleLearning from the Leavers? The Promise (and Perils) of r/IncelExit
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletGlobal Network on Extremism and Technology
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date8/12/23
    DescriptionAn Insight for GNET's 16 Days of Activism series looking at r/IncelExit and its potential for helping users disengage from misogynist incel communities. My doctoral work shows promising narrative shifts for users as they work to exit these spaces, with increasing agency and self-worth as potential avenues for countering the nihilism of the black pill. However, I question whether this space can contribute to a lasting shift in misogynist beliefs, drawing on users' exit stories alongside three high-profile exits to illustrate this concern.
    URLhttps://gnet-research.org/2023/12/08/learning-from-the-leavers-the-promise-and-perils-of-r-incelexit/
    PersonsAllysa Czerwinsky