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The Toronto Star | 04.28.18

Shadowy online subculture in spotlight after Toronto van attack

Becca Lewis

After the Toronto van attack, the online community of incels came into the spotlight. Data & Society Researcher Becca Lewis explains.

“In the manosphere, ‘being red-pilled means eschewing liberal ideology and recognizing that men, not women, are the oppressed class,’ according to a 2017 report by Alice Marwick and Rebecca Lewis with Data & Society, a think tank specializing in the cultural and social impact of the internet.

‘The connecting tissue of the manosphere is that men are actually the ones suffering in modern society, and our laws and society is now balanced in favour of women,’ Lewis said.”

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