Cybercrime Awareness Clinic: Deconstructing the Incel Community
Cybercrime Awareness Clinic Seminar: Deconstructing the Incel Community
Join us for Deconstructing the Incel Community delivered by Dr Lisa Sugiura as part of the Cybercrime Awareness seminar research series.
Dr Lisa Sugiura is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Cybercrime and the Deputy Director of the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Portsmouth. She has an interdisciplinary international research track record on, and expertise in, online deviance, and technology-facilitated sexual abuse and violence. She has published on topics including the online pharmaceutical trade, phishing, online research ethics, rape culture online, and is the author of the forthcoming book The Incel Rebellion: The Rise of the Manosphere and the Virtual War Against Women Emerald publishing.
The Incel (involuntary celibate) community have been associated with violent attacks, predominantly in Canada, the US and the UK, and are increasingly presented as a contemporary aberration of misogynistic extremism. The ideologies espoused within the incel community and the broader manosphere, however, are not confined to online spaces but are exacerbated and enabled by digital technologies. Incel is characterised by contradiction, absurdity and inconsistency and positioning incels as merely men who hate women because they won’t have sex with them is an oversimplification. There are wider harms arising from the incel community, which includes but is not limited to the incitement of violence and hatred. Drawing on extensive research involving an online ethnography and interviews with self-identified incels, in this talk, Dr Sugiura will deconstruct the incel culture and address some of the misconceptions about incels.
All are welcome to join us for Deconstructing the Incel Community. This is an online event . The webinar link will be sent to participants prior to the event.
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