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Incelphobia is a form of ableism usually characterized by hatred, fear, antagonism or aversion towards truecels, incels or nearcels.

Incelphobes usually believe in the just-world fallacy, and they sometimes express this antagonism through virgin-shaming against truecels, cacophobia against uglycels, and ableism against disabledcels. Incelphobia is sometimes called incelhatred and overlaps with anti-incelism.

A person who holds incephobic beliefs, is an incelphobe or incelhater. Virgin-shaming is usually directed against males because people often subconsciously evaluate men based on their sexual success. Incelphobes justify their incelphobia by suggesting that concepts such as the blackpill or red pill are sexist, but they're silent when women such as Catherine Hakim say practically the exact same thing. The most self-conscious incels, when becoming “incel toms”, sometimes parrot incelphobic behavious.


Inceldom-experiencers (and other singletons) are sometimes discriminated against financially. In the UK, research by the Good Housekeeping Institute estimates that singletons pay £2000 more per year than married and cohabitating people on everything from car insurance, council tax, travel fares, wills and many other costs. The difference is even more lopsided in the United States wherein involuntary celibates are especially discriminated against in healthcare payments.

Broadest sense[edit]

In its broadest sense, the usage of the term incelphobia incorporates a wide range of behaviors. In its broadest usage, incelphobia within the dating scene is referred to as nonredamancy, which means romantic rejection. Nonredamancy most prominently affects truecels and nymphocels the former because it's all they ever experience, the latter because they desire a romantic or sexual outlet so much. In its broadest sense, incelphobia can come in many different forms, including cacophobia against deformed inceldom-experiencers, lookism against unattractive incels, hybristophilia against good-mannered involuntary celibates and ableism against involuntary celibates with a disability.


The term incelphobia is a portmanteau that uses “phobia” as a suffix. Since “phobia” alludes to an irrational fear, the term incelphobia only incorporates irrational forms of aversion to involuntary celibate people. Therefore, this does not include a fear of individuals such as Elliot Rodger. However, inceldom-experiencers online (sometimes called cybercels or incelospherians) often face incelphobia even if they do not harbour any ill-natured tendencies. This may include gravedancing and broadbrushing, or for malecels, issues such as androheterophobia.

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