Monday, February 26, 2007

Help Me Come up With a Name!

If you have been checking this blog you may know by now that I have an interest in romance where the woman (by a small or large margin) is more dominant than her partner. I started a yahoogroup for writers in this area called Hear Me Roar. With Laura Bacchi's help we will soon have a reading list online and I really want to help develop this area as a recognised sub-genre.

But for this to happen I think the sub-genre needs a name, some less BDSM-specific than Femdom. Suggestions that we have floated include: Fem-strong, AlphaFem, Alphem, Female-Alpha.... I want the name to immediately conjur or the image of a woman in charge, but not immediately leap as far as a dominatrix with a boot-licking slave. So if you have any ideas for a catchy and immediately understandable name for romance about dominant women please, please share it!

[28 Feb] Perhaps I could give up on the name and just use a symbol :)

8 comments:

Kis Lee said...

personally i like AlphaFem.

Kis Lee said...

p.s. that picture is really creepy.

Emily Veinglory said...

Hmm. AlphaFem. Accurate but not very... snappy?

kis, but not kis lee said...

Alphafem is probably the best of those suggested. Alphem sounds like a brand of dog food or vitamin supplements. As for fem-strong, well, it reminds me of hygiene products. How bout Woman on top?

Emily Veinglory said...

I wonder if you need to think wider. I don't know, sphinxfic, Amazonfic, roarfic, bitchfic, TopGrrl, BossLady, XX, DoubleX help me free associate here guys... ;)

Anne Douglas said...

Fempower?
topfem?
Femtop?

December Quinn said...

Mistress Fiction?

Emily Veinglory said...

Well, so far we are going with AlphaFem... hmm. Oh well, I needed to pick something.