Action Alert | Who Created the Word 'Manel'? Help Us Solve This Mystery.
Remember when Candace Jean Anderson took to Twitter to find the one woman among a sea of men in a photograph? We're hoping something similar can help us figure out the origin of the word manel. It’s easy to figure out how it was formed — all-male + panel = manel — but what we can’t figure out is who created this fantastic mashup that has become part of our daily lexicon. We wish we could take credit for this portmanteau, but sadly we cannot, so we want to give credit where credit is due.
Calling all internet sleuths and word nerds. @GenderAvenger is looking for the origin of the word #manel. Do you know when it was first used and by whom? Let us know! #GenderAvenger https://www.genderavenger.com/blog/action-alert-manel-mystery