26 Apr 2018

Toronto van attack: Driver linked to controversial online group

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 26 April 2018

Alek Minassian, the van driver accused of killing 10 people in Toronto has been linked to a misogynistic online group called Incel. Incel is short for "involuntarily celibate" and in particular refers to online groups of men who feel that they can't enter into sexual relationships. The attitudes of men who visit the boards vary widely, but online they frequently vent anger against sexually prolific men ("Chads") and women ("Stacys"). More generally, incel forums often include rants aimed at feminism and women. Toronto residents remain shocked by the lunchtime attack. They've been gathering at a vigil near the scene. For the latest on the Toronto attack we're joined by Laura McQuillan who is a New Zealand journalist in Toronto.