When I began blogging a year and a half ago, I called my blog The Funny Feminist because I wanted a catchy name that would be easily Google-able. (I don’t know if that’s technically a word yet, but if it is, all credit goes to me!) I also wanted to emphasize that my blog would focus on comedy. Of all art forms, comedy is my favorite, and writing about comedy from a feminist perspective was right up my alley. I called my blog The Funny Feminist not necessarily to focus on how hilarious I am, but to show that I was going to analyze comedy from a feminist point of view.
I also went by the moniker Lady T instead of using my real name because Lady T is a childhood nickname given to me by my awesome and hilarious aunts, and what better way to honor a history of funny, fabulous women than to use the nickname as my blog name?
Still, I’ve always had a problem with using The Funny Feminist as a blog name. First of all, it doesn’t describe my entire purpose. The blog focus has expanded since I started writing it in November 2010. Comedy is still the primary focus, but I write a lot about genre shows and drama as well.
Secondly, I still feel wrong about calling myself The Funny Feminist, as though I’m the only feminist blogger out there who’s funny. At first, I thought the blog title was subversive, challenging the stereotype of feminists having no sense of humor. And I still think there’s a subversive aspect to that title. But I still hate the The. I hate the implication, even the unintentional one, that I’m the only feminist blogger with a good sense of humor.
That’s why I’m thinking about a new name for the blog. Right now I’m thinking about something like Lady T’s Ladybusiness, putting my blogger name in the title and showing that I’m writing about feminist issues. That title doesn’t emphasize the comedy or media aspect of my blogging, though. So I’m willing to think it over and take suggestions about how to update this blog name. Anyone have any thoughts?