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.
Mangina – an 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.