An Open Letter To The Manginas of the Internet

by Frost on August 8, 2011

This is a letter to all Manginas.

What is a Mangina?

Simply, it is a portmanteau of the words Man and Vagina. I use it here to signify the community of heterosexual men blogging about sex and gender issues from a feminist perspective today.

Is Mangina pejorative? I suggest it is not. Vaginas are certainly wondrous things and masculinity, while often oppressive, is not without merit – especially in the context of its kinder, gentler, post-sexual revolution revival. The word formed from the combination of these fine concepts has negative connotations only insofar as we allow them.  For example, some would use the word Mangina to mock those of us who stand up for feminism, women’s liberty, and gender rights. The implication being that men who exhibit sympathy for women, and embody characteristics that society has deemed “female”, are somehow less than those who do not!

That’s why I choose to display my Mangina proudly. I suggest you do the same.

So what kinds of issues are important to Manginas?

We write about gender and queer issues. We combat sexism, agism, slut-shaming, hetero-normative worldviews, patriarchy, racism, fascism and a few other -isms to boot. We are but quiet voices in a shouting world, but we’re doing our small part to resist oppression wherever it’s found. As an auxillary wing to the courageous women who’ve spearheaded the larger battle for women’s rights, we’ve accomplished a lot. The scourge of patriarchy that dominated the western world for centuries is breathing it’s dying gasps.

It’s not quite time to sheath our pens, as there is still work to be done, but the optimist in me says: That day draws near. Or at least so it seemed.

Recently, I’ve noticed a new challenge rearing itself in our midst. Almost as soon as the old patriarchy had been slain, a new movement rose to take it’s place. I call it Neo-Traditionalism, and it is a many-headed hydra. In one facet, it is the Men’s Right’s Movement, a comical collection of the privileged whining about not being quite privileged enough.

In another, it is the reactionary and sexist dating advice of “gurus” like Susan Walsh, who urge young women to act coy and subservient in the eyes of their men, and to feel ashamed of their natural sexual urges and actions.

Most widely of all, it manifests itself in the Seduction Community, a sad collection of hapless men driven to the internet by their failure with women, where they attempt to learn the tricks, deceptions and flim-flams that will guide women into having (possibly consensual) sexual relations with them.

Suffice it to say,  the Manginas of the world must be active in combating this threat. The men driving Neo-Traditionalism are an embarrassment to our gender. It is essential that we push back against their misinformation in our blogs, magazines, opinion articles, and wherever else public opinion can be influenced.

It will be a long, difficult, and often thankless task. But we will always have one consolation: The women of the world will see us as the heroes we are. And not just any women – the best women.

As you can imagine, the Neo-Trads are strongly disposed toward agist, weightist and other patriarchal beauty myths. They claim to exhibit a strong mate preference for young women, thin women, and women that conform to the patriarchal western ideal of beauty. Apparently anything over 32 is too ripe for these “men!”

Fortunately, there is one major benefit of these sad attitudes to the proud Manginas of the world. [Trigger warning: Hetero-normative assumptions made for the remainder of this letter.]

The Man-o-Sphere – PUAs, Traditionalist Christians, Men’s Rights Activists and all the rest – are spending all their efforts chasing after a small group of women. Unlike us, they haven’t succeeded in freeing themselves from their patriarchal, Eurocentric, sexist preference for young, thin, attractive, soft-spoken, modest women. The non-Manginas are blinkered by their agist, weightist and myriad other prejudices.

This leaves the meat market for Manginas WIDE OPEN.

As progressive, forward-thinking men, we Manginas would never think to judge a woman for being a fat, old slut. To do so would violate the tenets of our entire belief system. The Neo-Trads, on the other hand, won’t have anything to do with inner-beautiful women such as these.

They would not be interested in a middle-aged career sex worker – So we Manginas will wallow in the intellectual delights of their wisdom and maturity, and the sensual pleasures that only a woman of her prodigious experience can deliver!

Their agist bigotry drives them away from all but the youngest women – So we Manginas will pursue and wed the delightful tri and quadragenerian set!

Weightism holds them back from drinking in the sublime ecstasy of making love to a 500lb woman – So we Manginas will have the ravishingly rotund all to ourselves!

In short, I’m proposing a complete separation between the two communities of the world. Manginas will be free to monopolize the women for whom we fight so valiantly – the fat, old, ugly, loud, abrasive, slutty, masculine, hectoring, perma-frowning feminists – while the Neo-Traditionalists make do with the pittance left over – young, thin, hotties.

As Manginas, we are prevented from pursuing hot women, not just by our ideology, but also by those women’s recognition that we are a sad and desperate lot, offering what pittance remains of our self-respect in rank supplication, hoping to extract a pity handjob from one of the foul slutwalkers we lionize.

Also, I suppose it’s slightly disingenuous to call my plan a “proposal,” when it’s clearly already happening as I type.

But while the PUAs and non-feminist women are out having sex that doesn’t inspire onlookers to retch, building healthy families, and enjoying happy relationships with clearly defined gender roles – we Manginas have free reign on the slutwalkers! The womyn! The feminists! So what say you, Manginas? Will you heed this call to arms? Will you do your Mangina-rrific duty and make sweet love to the aged, loose, spherical masses of women shunned by the Neo-Trad oppressors?

Will you?

The answer is yes, Manginas, you will. Whether you like it or not.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Clark September 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm

shit was hilarious. well played sir!

Aims August 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm

OMG U R SO CLEVER

oops, actually, I meant lame. And pathetic.

“Here’s a post of mine that sadly didn’t get a lot of attention, but it’s one of my own personal favourites:

http://www.freedomtwentyfive.com/2011/08/an-open-letter-to-the-manginas-of-the-internet/

I submitted it to The Good Men project, Manboobz, and a few other Mangina sites as a guest post, but sadly no one bit. These people are just so easy to parody, it’s ridiculous.”

Hmmmm, maybe not so easy to parody then IF NO-ONE BIT??

whoosh July 11, 2012 at 12:46 am

LOl@ the idiots who didn’t read. I guess ill just resign myself on taking thing young athletic girls *sigh* manginas get all that sweet fat pussy

Canaduck January 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm

The guy who wrote this spends a lot of time masturbating with his own tears as lube.

Bernd Klang March 6, 2012 at 10:57 am

Brilliant comment!!

LDR January 9, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I have never pitied someone so much before. Please, go and study a little, then maybe you be able to write a good parody, with, you know, good arguments.

Ash January 5, 2012 at 3:01 am

shitting dick nipples!

Bridget January 4, 2012 at 5:26 pm

SHITTING DICK NIPPLES

Sam January 4, 2012 at 11:52 am

Hey Frost, you can’t write for shit. Bet you’re a virgin. Actually, I bet you’re a gay virgin.

Reez December 28, 2011 at 7:50 pm

I just realised I’m a born again Neo Trad. I’m going to get you Frost ! LOL.

Paladin September 15, 2011 at 8:46 am

Great satire lol! You had me worried for a moment!

Simon August 22, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I try not to judge women but I still love hotties. Don’t knock hotties. There are plenty of smart, well-adjusted hotties.

Robert December 15, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Well-adjusted ‘hotties’ or well-adjusted women in general do not exist. Period. The ideal of a well-adjusted woman is appealing to men, since we have penises that provide the constant illusion that they must be stroked, like many of our egos upon which we’ve had to rely in this world void of ‘true’ love, but separation from these vile feminine entities is paramount to survival, ‘spiritual’ and otherwise. We live in a time when adhering to the ancient tenet ‘Know Thyself’ can be quite ‘handy’, if not advisable. Women, while a tantalizing distraction from the mundane reality of our cyclic existence, are an ever-devolving separate species and are gradually destroying themselves, their children, their men and any enterprise over which they have control, which includes the world, itself. Leave them alone and discover how to enjoy your life while you have it. The simple form or beauty of a thing is never an indication of high value or quality, as the media and women would have you believe; and today, it’s quite the opposite.

Dalrock August 14, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Nicely played Frost!

Library Desk Graffiti August 9, 2011 at 4:37 am

april fool’s!!!! good one, you got me

oh wait…

tenthring August 8, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Writing style and not substance critique, you switch in and out of sarcasm clumsily and it was confusing the first time through.

Jack Dublin August 8, 2011 at 3:46 pm

After checking the MSM news this was a nice pick me up. Although a bit of a downer from the perspective of western culture in general.

Anyone know what buying a moderate sized island and starting a country costs?

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