Episode 1 of PhDigital is here!

PhDigital is a podcast about the internet, the people who live on it, and the people who research it. The first episode is now available on iTunes. In it, Tim Squirrell talks to Annie Kelly, a PhD researcher in American Studies at the University of East Anglia, where she analyses anti-feminist communities including Return of Kings, A Voice for Men, and the KotakuInAction subreddit.

A definitive guide to Incels Part Three: the history of Incel

The incel community wasn’t always violent. In the 90s, it was a support group like any other. How did it become a place where misogyny is so normal? In this post, we find out, going through Alana’s Involuntary Celibacy Project, the love-shy community, IncelSupport, PUAHate and Elliot Rodger, and finally r/incels, r/braincels, incels.me and Incelocalypse.