A pejorative neologism combining 'slacker' and 'activism,' sometimes spelled 'slacktivism.' Engaging socially in activism that requires little or no effort as part of a lifestyle or self-identity. Slactivism usually produces no appreciable results and often perpetuates poor research and hearsay.
1. When I heard that Jack was boycotting Taco Bell because he said they exploit tomato farmers in Latin America, I knew it was more of Jack's slactivism. He never visited Taco Bell anyway.

2. Jill thought of herself as an activist. She always hit "Like" on Facebook whenever a social justice issue came up, and she was a part of several Political Action Committee fan pages, but her friends knew her slactivism couldn't be counted on to write Congress or go beyond a few mouse-clicks.
by Bansuri November 29, 2010
3 Words related to Slactivism
The slacker's form of activism. i.e. "We'll protest the next war..."
Jim wanted to sign the petition, but couldn't get off the couch. Quintessential slactivism.
by slactivist August 29, 2010

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