MANGINA, revisted

The following comes from Coyote Dreaming – Butler’s blog.


Last week at the local yacht club I got into a bit of an altercation with a local guy who fancies himself the self-appointed authority on the rights of men and defender of their honor and self-esteem. The culmination of this rather ridiculous non-event was his shouting at me as I walked away, “You’re just a mangina!” My first reaction was to laugh and respond, “Thanks for the compliment!”

Subsequently, I gave that term some thought over the weekend, looked it up – to some dismaying results – in The Urban Dictionary, and began thinking that the term was being defined rather terribly, but then I got a great quote from my friend Almond, regarding a re-definition of the term.

Manginaan individual of the male species who embodies the spirit of equality and empowerment and assists in the effort to end violence against women and girls.

Yeah Joe… I’m a Mangina and I’m proud to be among what seems to be fairly superior company.

About One Billion Rising North Bay

A grassroots movement to raise awareness to end violence against women and girls.
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1 Response to MANGINA, revisted

  1. Thom, that is beautiful……………thank you, Maggie

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