term is popular because :
a) it was already self assigned
b) in a venn diagram, One containing a group of negative attributes attributed to a group of men without a name,
The other containing a self assigned term “incel”?
there was significant overlap.
I wouldn’t say “The Venn diagram was a circle”
however it fit well enough to lift the term incel, add to the definition of incel, and place it back again.
are there exceptions? yes.
白云泉 there have been several mass shootings by people who described themselves as incel.
so it has been tainted by the people who called them selves incel and murdered others.