What if you held a protest and no one showed up?

The College Fix reports.

‘Take Back The Women’s Study Lounge’ sit-in at Michigan State sparsely attended

It appears outrage over the recent decision at Michigan State University to open a 91-year-old women’s-only study lounge to men as well — in compliance with Title IX — is relatively minimal.

A “Take Back The Women’s Study Lounge” sit-in that launched Wednesday at 9 a.m. and continued through 2 a.m. Thursday appears to have attracted only about a couple dozen protestors, this at a campus than enrolls some 40,000 undergrads.

Organizers of the event billed it as a success on Facebook because they collected 601 petition signatures throughout the course of the day. But actual participation in the daylong sit-in appears sparse, according to photos taken by The College Fix (shown above) and others posted on social media.

A College Fix representative went by the sit-in at 1 p.m. and said he saw only a handful of students standing about in the hall near the lounge. (Participants agreed not to protest inside the actual lounge to maintain its integrity, they stated on Facebook). He went back at 5:30 p.m. and said it was much the same.

“I saw maybe five girls standing around,” the Michigan State student told The College Fix. “Maybe three people petition gathering. … No signs. No chants. You wouldn’t know it was a protest or a sit-in just by looking at it.”

During the day, participants gathered signatures, as well as collected testimonials from students who want the lounge to remain only for women and adhered those statements to a sign near their demonstration. Also on hand were “free zines on consent, understanding patriarchy, women’s health, sexual assault, and white privilege,” a Facebook status from one participant stated.

The State News campus newspaper described the daylong demonstration as “people filtering in and out throughout the day.”

The climax of the event was a testimonial reading around sunset outside the building.

“Many stood on the steps of the Union and told their emotional stories, as the 91 years of history of the Women’s Lounge disappeared without a discussion between the students and MSU,” the State News reports. A photo of the readings posted on Twitter shows roughly 17 people in it.