Oakland Group Calls Out Men Who Pose as Feminists Online to Pick Up Women

By Brian Shields

Fri Jul 25th, 2014 6:30am America/Los_Angeles

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OAKLAND (KRON) — An Oakland activist group is calling out a growing social media trend called “Macktivism” where men pose as feminists online to pick up women.

The Oakland Sister Circle created a graphic that it says describes the typical “Macktivist.” The image includes such features as a “political t-shirt (boasting justice for someone… somewhere… maybe in a third world country.”)

Courtesy Oakland Sisters Circle
Image courtesy Oakland Sisters Circle

Experts say the “Macktivism” fad is growing with some men pretending to advocate for women’s rights issues just to appear more attractive to the women he meets online.

Feminism has once again become a hot topic on the Internet in recent months.

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