Korean Brands Remove Ads Featuring This Hand Gesture After Men’s Rights Activists Complain That It’s “Anti-Male”
They claim that the gesture promotes misandry as it makes fun of penis sizes.
A movement to ban a hand gesture has been, um, growing amongst men's rights activists in South Korea for the last couple of weeks.
According to the activists, the hand gesture, known as the ‘pinching hand sign’, represents the making fun of a small penis. In other words, it promotes misandry and is anti-male.
These men's rights activists also say that the hand gesture is similar to the logo (see below) of defunct online community Megalia, which was widely perceived to be radically feminist and misandrist.
The logo for now-defunct radical feminist site Megalia.