On Saturday, millions of people gathered in Women’s Marches all over the world to support equal rights for all people. The marches were amazing demonstrations of hope and peaceful resistance… and if they helped some people to find everlasting love, well, why not? One woman found sparks with “equality bae,” a fellow marcher in the Women’s March in London, and took to Facebook to track down the patriarchy smasher who had caught her fancy. This tale involves the Women’s March, social media, and woke baes. It is truly a love story for our time. (Bustle has reached out to Sophie Strummvoll for comment and will update upon reply.)
Sophie Stummvoll was one of thousands of demonstrators to gather in London for the Women’s March on Saturday. She told Mashable, “I participated in the Women’s March on London along with millions of men and women around the world to make it known that we as people will not stand for women, gays, Muslims or any other marginalized groups to have less rights and opportunity than the privileged majority.”
While she and a friend marched, Strummvoll spied a man with a sign bearing the message, “F*ck the patriarchy.” She took a selfie with him in the background. “I was just thinking that I wanted to capture a moment of crying out for equality next to this really hot true bae!” she told Mashable.
When she got home, Strummvoll decided to track down the guy at the march and posted a message to the London Women’s March Facebook page. It featured the selfie and read,
Commenters were instantly on board and dubbed the mystery man “equality bae.”
Eventually, Strummvoll learned that “equality bae” is actually a man named Morgan Edward Davies. She sent him a private message, and he messaged her back. She updated people following the story on Facebook, saying, “He reached out to me in the woke and lovely manner you would expect him to! #foundequalitybae.” LOVE LIVES.
Davies seems to have had a good sense of humor about being #equalitybae, telling Mashable, “Let's be honest it was a brave thing she did and took a lot of balls (pun intended). I thought that it was really lovely that someone had noticed me and my voice….” Only time will tell if this will turn into a love story for the ages, but, all in all, a march for women’s equality seems like a solid place to meet a quality human.