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I need your suggestions for the name of an interesting social commentary project I am heading up?

Asked by Simone_De_Beauvoir (38937points) March 7th, 2010

I decided to get a bunch of my feminist-identified friends together, have ‘em put on their ‘This is what a feminist looks like’ t-shirts, hoodies, buttons, etc. (or not, identification with any of the many forms of feminism will be enough), get all of us over to the Coney Island beach in the very near future and have a photo shoot done to capture our diversity…to be later uploaded to a website we will develop so that other groups anywhere can do the same and send in their photos…

Now, Alex and I haven’t slept in over 3 days (teething baby, late nights out) and can’t come up with a name for this project…I want it to be funny or meaningful but all I am coming up with now is ‘feminism sprawled on the sand’ and that sucks so…

Please help…Coney Island, NYC, feminism, diversity, etc. can be parts of the project name…I am hoping this will expand…

and this is not about what you think about feminism, how you identify, what spiteful things you need to get out there…thanks in advance

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janbb's avatar

Vagina Beach?

dpworkin's avatar

The Nathan’s Monologues

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@janbb that would only explain some people (given that the next 2 closest people involved have a penis) and I really don’t want to make this about sex parts

janbb's avatar

You want fries with that?

dpworkin's avatar

Whinestein on the Beach

gailcalled's avatar

Google Nathan’s Hot Dogs at Coney Island.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@gailcalled oh, now I get it, thanks

jaytkay's avatar

Beach Session

dpworkin's avatar

Nathan’s is the hotdog joint, and hotdogs are a reference to weiners, and monologues is famous from the Vagina Monologues.

janbb's avatar

Peeps on the Beach Project

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@dpworkin I like it but I don’t want it to sound like anything else that exists like the Vagina Monologues – a fresh start would be good.

dpworkin's avatar

Femermaid Parade

gailcalled's avatar

Male or Female, getting sand in your crack still hurts.

janbb's avatar

A Coney Island of Many Kinds

dpworkin's avatar

Picnique Sur la Mer

janbb's avatar

Le Dejeuner sur la Plage

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@janbb hmm…how about A Coney Island of Many Femis?

janbb's avatar

Bitches on the Beach

graynett's avatar

Nevil Shute the story of the last days after the bomb “On the beach” or what’s in it for me (Sand)

dpworkin's avatar

@janbb did we do that serially or sequentially?

janbb's avatar

two minds with but a single thought, scarily enough

dpworkin's avatar

We should have met in 1974.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@janbb well we may identify as feminists but we don’t identify as bitches

janbb's avatar

Going back to the Oscars but you can pick my brain more tomorrow, Simone. I love naming things!

@dpworkin Do I hear an echo?

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

Feminists with sand in their toes.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@janbb we cant see the Oscars…ABC 7 rebelled against CableVision and now we don’t have it

SeventhSense's avatar

More than Mermaids- 1st Annual Coney Island Feminist Gathering

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@SeventhSense well I like that but it makes it sound like I’m supposed to provide the group with more than just a photo-op and I’m not ready for that kind of a responsibility. Although..now that I’m thinking about it…you may be on to something…it could be The First Annual Coney Island Feminist Visibility Gathering…what do you think?

kevbo's avatar

Critical Ass

tinyfaery's avatar

I think you should just call it This Is What A Feminist Looks Like.

SeventhSense's avatar

The First Annual Coney Island Feminist Visibility Gathering
Well…it kind of sounds like a reaction to last years Invisibility summit.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@tinyfaery yes, that’s what the entire thing is called – but because each year we may change locations and others will contribute their stuff from other places…we need a name for the local project.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@SeventhSense yes yes, har har – I think it’s a consideration..the term visibility is familiar to many in the social justice community – it’s not about its literal meaning..well it’s mostly not about that.

kevbo's avatar

Feminist Flash Mafia Mob

(actually, that kind of works if you think “camera flash”)

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@OperativeQ it sounds interesting, i like that – but because the beginning sounds like ‘femme’ which is not everyone’s gender identity in my group of friends, it’s not as inclusive as I’d like.

eponymoushipster's avatar

Hairy Clams Under the Boardwalk?

gggritso's avatar

No Woman is a (Coney) Island
femin-IS-t

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@kevbo I think the word ‘mob’ has a negative connotation
@gggritso not women specific

kevbo's avatar

Cones and Bones

SeventhSense's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir
The reason I said Mermaids is that it’s just synonymous to Coney Island with the annual Mermaid Parade.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@eponymoushipster eh, not only are many of us hairless but many of us are vegetarians and anything to do with clams is a problem.
@SeventhSense oh I know! and I go there…but it was getting too long.

OperativeQ's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir You may not all identify as women, but you do all identify as feminists, correct? That’s what I was referring to.

How about Feminist Bloc Party then?

eponymoushipster's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir The Most Boring People Ever Society?

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@OperativeQ oh I know – you were completely right on but it just might sound as femme, that’s all
@eponymoushipster well that simply isn’t true so it’s not a good suggestion.

eponymoushipster's avatar

The “We’ll Probably Find Fault With What You Say” Assocation of Coney Island

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@eponymoushipster okay did you not read my details? I asked, specifically, for you to not be an ass and provide spiteful crap as answers…thanks.

Trillian's avatar

Feminism across the demographics?

liminal's avatar

I kinda like just “More than Mermaids” @SeventhSense. It says, in a fun way, that something more than gender is taking place. Refers to a local happening. Could easily develop lore. Easy to remember. Something I would look at twice. The title brings one in. It would just need a good defining slug line or motto like The Feminist Photo Project.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@liminal oh I see…hmm…and it is shorter…definitely a contender.

liminal's avatar

More than Mermaids acts as a web-site address. Feminist Visibility Project could be a great slug-line descriptor.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Uppitty Womyn’s NYC Collective

(Womyn has been used as a Feminist alternative to wo,men)

Uppity is a tongue in cheek, in your face way to say “We are feminists” get over it!

ZAGWRITER's avatar

how about “We are what’s Now”?

augustlan's avatar

The New Wave

liminal's avatar

that is nice.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@SeventhSense I’m using your suggestion and calling it ‘more than mermaids’

SeventhSense's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir
Glad I could help. Best wishes for a strong project/organization.

liminal's avatar

for some reason your story about WBC on long island reminded me of this project you are putting together.

How is it progressing?

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@liminal I’ve talked about it to many people and will shortly start doing more active engagement of people, making facebook page and flyers, etc…I also talked to Harlem United people and they want to do a booth together with our event so that people can get HIV screenings.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@liminal Thanks! – today I found a photographer!

augustlan's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir WhooHoo! Be sure to link us to the pics afterward. I’d love to see them!

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