Thursday, February 24, 2005

A New Name

It has been called to my attention that 'redneck' is a rather unappealing word. However, I've become quite fond of the name 'Red'. So now you see my blog has a new name: Red's Rants.

However, the new name was selected in haste. Perhaps the word 'rant' implies that I'm a whiner/complainer. That's not what I'm going for either. So if any creative minds out there have a better idea for my new name, please leave it in the comments section. If I choose your name, I will be sure to give you full credit!

Comments:
:( I liked Redneck Feminist! It showed a sense of humor. And it was an unapologetic show of your feminist beliefs. (The dreaded "F" word that women shy away from now.)
 
Really? Hmmm. I could just go by 'Red Feminist'... but then people would think I was a Republican, haha. I don't believe Libertarians have an official color.
 
I like the alliteration. In some circles, both "redneck" and "feminist" carry a negative conotation. Were it me, I wouldn't give damn what anyone thuoght of my appelation. As I think you would agree...one should not be judged by the color of their pseudonym, but by the content of their blog. ;)
 
Red Feminist might also make you sound like a Communist which would make your blog title: Red Feminist: A Free Market Feminst blog. That would sound like an oxymoron :)

Besides, it is a female's God given right to rant. Or at least so I've been told by my lady friends. :)

Mike
 
I also liked Redneck Feminist. It was distinctive and showed a person unafraid of being politically incorrect. We need more people like that in this world. Please, go back to it!
 
I liked Redneck Feminist too. What's wrong with being politically incorrect? I think the title brings in readers because of the perceived contradiction.
 
If you can, stick with Redneck Feminist, and maybe put a blurb on the side to hush up the complainers.

Barring that, Free Market Feminist works, although it sounds a touch academic. How add the word "rock" or "drummer" in there: Rocking Free-Market Feminism.

Also, "drumgurl: Subtitle" would work.
 
Like many who've already commented, I like Redneck Feminist, especially since you seem to smash the stereotypes that tend to accompany both words. And "rant" has nothing to do with the content of a message, but rather its delivery -- loud, violent, vehement. So I suggest Redneck Feminist Rants.

And in case anyone's curious, the color long associated with classical liberalism in the UK (that's what they call libertarianism there) is orange. Don't remember where I picked up that tidbit or I'd toss a link.
 
I'm disappointed. Some of my favorite feminists have been rednecks -- Hazel Dickens and Loretta Lynne come to mind.

You should change it back.

You've got a PM back at SYG.
 
LORETTA LYNN HAS A POSSE
 
Another vote for keeping Redneck Feminist. F#&* those who don't like it.

For me, libertarian is more of a dirty word than redneck or feminist. But then I'm a liberal. To me, part of your appeal is seeing how you handle what I see as a contradiction.
 
Besides, a return to the "redneck" lifestyle is now chic. Look at Ashton Kutcher and Paris Hilton with their [$35] trucker hats!

Get a stetson, work a Skoal ring into your jeans, and quit worrying about whether the term "redneck" is going to offend someone.
 
Why change? I thought your first post addressed the issue well.
 
red,

I agree, Redneck Feminist had a distinct ring to it.

Screw the trolls!
 
i liked redneck feminist too! i'm originally from a tiny, predominately redneck, north-florida town... and while i'm what anyone would consider a redneck, i could rather identify with the term "redneck feminist"! love your writing BTW!
 
How about "Red Pants"?
 
How about "Red Scare?" You get to be ironic, historical, and maybe even a little edgy. Or you could just go back to the original. The only reason not to is if you have your eyes on a radio show or something where you'd need to leverage your blog audience.

EC.
 
To thine own self be true...
 
To thine own self be true...
 
post some more, gosh darn it! I want posts!
 
post, please. i am so glad to have "met" you, bein both a woman indoctrinated in redneckedness, and having found FEMINISM as the world's only hope...

a secular god's blessings on you, Eve...
 
Redneck Feminist is genius.
 
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