We used to refer to nerds as "Poindexters" back in the early 70s.CHAD
phrase describing a stereotypical young urban white male, typically single and in his 20s. This phrase is usually used to denote stereotypical "Chad" behavior which is ususally derogatory.
Guy 1: "I just saw this dude pump out 100 push ups, then shotgun a beer."
Guy 2: "What a Chad."
Then they became "Eugenes" in the late 70s early 80s (I think because of Eugene from the movie Grease).
A fat girl was always a "Bertha".
I think the kids call a plainish girl a "Beckie" these days, although I may have that wrong...
Back to your original thought, I suppose I was an incel (INvoluntarily CELibate) until I was 19.
Then I became a wh0rech@ser.
And have been there ever since - for 38 years!
I was never a member of any organization though. I'm not a joiner type.
Honestly I was under the impression that incel only means INvoluntarily CELibate.
The whole "movement" thing may be made up of guys who are indeed "incels", but I believe the vast majority of incels are not a part of that online "movement". Just mostly quiet, decent, honest, perhaps somewhat shy guys whom females do not find attractive enough to consider for sex. It sucks. I did what I had to do to alleviate my issues, but I certainly do not recommend my lifestyle choices for everyone.