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From the vault, 12.02.2018
I’ve been vocal about my disappointment with how the word “femcel,” a portmanteau of “female incel,” has evolved over time and subsequently reported on. Originally an outgrowth of women internalizing and believing Manosphere content, “femcel” was never intended to be a label for pro-anorexic Brandy Melville-clad art hoes or women whose feelings of terminal unlovableness could be conveyed in the lyrics of a Lana del Rey song. It’s also not the same as the over-all empowering Female Dating Strategy, radical feminism, or bizarro Jungian analysis, and it certainly is NOT strictly the domain of the Zoomer. It is exactly what it sounds like, and the foundations were laid by the despair of Gen X and Millennial women.
Whether real or imagined, these women saw (and still do see) themselves as the true analogs to male incels. The feelings in this subculture were best embodied by a now-deleted /pol/ post that referred to femcels as “beasts” who were “invisible to all men, including betas.”
Below is a post from the now-banned /r/trufemcels subreddit. Just as incels have a canon of science to bolster their worldview, so did and so do femcels. Here is a taster of the “pink pill” science that was widely shared before the term “femcel” blew up. Though brief, this post does a good job of encapsulating the original worldview.
About ugly women in relationships
A husband's marital satisfaction is a function of his wife's attractiveness. A wife's marital satisfaction is not related to her husband's attractiveness.
Men act better towards their partner if she's more attractive. Women, on the other hand, act better towards less attractive men (presumably because the men act better with more attractive women).
You think you're safe if you date below your looksmatch and if you babebux? Think again.
Men overestimate their attractiveness.
Men are actively turned off by intelligence, unless the woman is more attractive than she is smart.
About men ignoring ugly women
Men only see attractive women.
Men have unvaried tastes in women, so they all go for the same top women. Women in comparison like a greater variety of men.
Men imagine attractive women are the most into them.
Men send the bulk of their messages to the most attractive women.
About the general woes of ugly women (unrelated to dating)
Ugly women inspire the least empathy.
Ugly women don't get hired. Callbacks are 54% for attractive women, 47% for attractive men, 26% for ugly men and 7% for ugly women. The average was 32% for men and 28% for women. Being an ugly man is about as bad as being an average woman.
Ugly female students are given lower grades. (They found that attractive female students aren't given higher grades than what they should get, but that unattractive female students are given lower grades than what they should get.)
About men's AMALT behavior
Men ejaculate larger volumes of more potent sperm and reach orgasm faster when looking at pictures of women they aren't familiar with.1
Men prefer women with feminine faces for flings and women with masculine faces for LTRs, and that preference is even stronger if the man is already in a LTR.
Men find 20-year-old women the most attractive no matter their own age.
The sum spent on an engagement ring is larger if the woman is younger.
Dispelling the incel myth about online dating
While it is true that women shoot for Chads and that men send more messages, men are more likely to end up with someone who's above their looksmatch. After 5 messages exchanged, 55% of men were talking to someone more attractive than themselves and 35% of women were talking to someone more attractive than themselves. This is done with normalized attractiveness curves so with 20% of men and women rated 5, 20% rated 4, 20% rated 3, 20% rated 2 and 20% rated 1. According to these normalized ratings, a male 3 ends up with a 4 more often than a female 3 ends up with 4.
AMALT - All Men Are Like That