A women’s rights activist sent men into a frenzy after she uploaded a picture of this T-shirt with a tongue-in-cheek feminist slogan.
Katy Stoll, from Los Angeles, had little idea of the backlash her message would cause amongst highly sensitive menfolk after posting it to Twitter.
The writer and producer wore a simple black t-shirt emblazoned with the phrase: “The past is male”.
Twitter users took immediate offence to to the ‘sexist’ image which they said was anti-men.
One user branded her “offensively sexist” while another said that she showed a “hatred” of men.
US conservative commentator Ben Shapiro took a swipe at Katy’s message and said he would raise his four-year-old daughter to “believe she is capable of anything rather than a victim”.
A defiant Katy was undeterred and explained the gesture was not meant to be taken as a man-hating critique, website FemPositive reported .
She said : “Some of your sensitive souls are concerned about my shirt! Allow me to explain. ‘The Past is Male’ doesn’t mean I hate men, it means the past was a sexist patriarchy & the future is about equality.
“It’s more inclusive than the ‘future is female’ and also funny. Hope that helps!”
Many of her followers – of bother genders – tweeted to say they loved the outfit with one even asking where they could purchase it.
One user, Nathanial Hogan said: As a white man I can confirm I am not offended and love your shirt.”
Another said: “I love your shirt and I am male as hell.”