This is from how I understood things:Not to derail, but can someone please explain the difference between incels, love shys, and MGTOW?
MGTOW at its purest is avoiding marriage, dating and in some extreme cases any interaction with women in general. That is all. Reasons for that can vary from you having overwhelmingly bad experiences with women, getting divorce-raped or you determining that the current toxic climate is not worth the risk. Many men are MGTOW without even knowing about the term. Just like any other community however, MGTOW too was prone to and eventually fell into the pitfall of being a circlejerking hugbox for autists. Personally I consider them by far the most harmless ones.
Incels are literally virgins with rage and can in my opinion be interchangeably used with loveshy. Various reasons such as crippling autism, shitty character, having lost the genetic lottery etc. make them pent up with an unholy amount of angst until they eventually an hero themselves or go PumpedUpKicks.mp3. From an ideological standpoint you can regard incels more or less as reverse-PUAs. While incels make everything about how much sex they don't get, PUAs make everything about how much sex they allegedly get. I couldn't help but notice that the term incel is being increasingly used the same inflationary way as nazi or bigot, only here for men who - God forbid - dare to disagree with a woman or even put an uppity bitch back in her place (Vic Mignogna's fans are often derided as "incels" for example).
A lot of confusion seems to stem from the fact that all these people are part of the so-called "Red Pill" community. To make things even messier, you can see various individuals changing teams, such as PUAs now becoming MGTOWs themselves, dating coaches or, in Roosh V's case, religious fundamentalists. The thing that all of them have in common - at the very least the more chromosomically challenged members - is that they are more or less like /pol/ if you Ctrl+H "Jews" with "women".
That is of course if my research is correct.