Alphas, Betas, and Incels: Theorizing the Masculinities of the Manosphere

  title={Alphas, Betas, and Incels: Theorizing the Masculinities of the Manosphere},
  author={Debbie Ging},
  journal={Men and Masculinities},
  pages={638 - 657}
  • Debbie Ging
  • Published 10 May 2017
  • Art
  • Men and Masculinities
Since the emergence of Web 2.0 and social media, a particularly toxic brand of antifeminism has become evident across a range of online networks and platforms. Despite multiple internal conflicts and contradictions, these diverse assemblages are generally united in their adherence to Red Pill “philosophy,” which purports to liberate men from a life of feminist delusion. This loose confederacy of interest groups, broadly known as the manosphere, has become the dominant arena for the… 

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