People join incel groups in order to vent online in a place where they can feel "safe" and "unjudged" by "normal fags".
But details about the suspect reveal he was part of an online community known as Incels, short for "Involuntary Celibates".
Incel was a community on Reddit where sexually frustrated men lamented being "involuntarily celibate", Incel being a portmanteau of the two words.
Incels are involuntary celibates who can not have sex despite being desperate to. They feel that nobody takes them seriously and they're angry about it. "People, fire hydrants, there's mail boxes being run over", said the unnamed man, who said he was driving behind the van during the incident.
"There is a really interesting irony in the incel style of quasipolitics - they are both a response to and advocates of nearly an Ayn Randian view of romance and human relationships".
Other posts on the subreddit were titled "all women are sluts", and "reasons why women are the embodiment of evil". Even after reports surfaced that suspect Alek Minassian reportedly identified with a weird social media club called "Involuntarily Celibate" or incels, Trudeau has continued to resist calling the attacks misogynistic in nature.
As the city reels from the attack, hundreds of Torontonians braved the rain Wednesday night to cheer on the city's professional sports teams as they played in pivotal games.
"At the centre of that suspicion is a Facebook post first believed by many to be a hoax - only to be authenticated by Facebook itself as real". "There will always be more rampages because of the way society treats us". What's truly terrifying is knowing that other incels are watching, and indulging revenge fantasies of their own.
Rodger, a 22-year-old community college student, killed six people and wounded more than a dozen others in shooting and stabbing attacks near the University of California, Santa Barbara before killing himself in 2014.
In an eerily similar fashion to this recent Toronto attack, he took to social media before the deaths.
Instead, the suspect says to the officer, "Kill me". I think you can't fight what you don't acknowledge, and there seems to be to this real unusual reticence to refer to it as a hate crime, as terrorism, and that's exactly what it was.
At the time, though, commentators didn't really think the beta rebellion ideology was a key factor in Rodger's attack. People start to say, "he was mentally ill, he's a lone wolf".
We are talking about unprecedented for Toronto tragic accident. For example if you're over 30 and still a virgin they call you a "Wizard".
How Should We Deal With Incels?
It goes without saying that every movement has its extremists and not every incel harbours violent thoughts. And it's is a little scary. Incels are a hate group that emerged from the "pick-up artist" movement: "When those strategies (or "game") unsurprisingly proved unsuccessful for many men, they became deeply bitter".