Also Mr. Natural--
Steph is your friend, so why would you want her to have a name that may cause her to be veiwed as being tacky, nasty or lacking in class? Also, she deals with children at work, so then she would have to keep her new roller derby hobby a secret so she doesn't have to answer to pissed off parents....just food for thought.
I guess because I thought Roller Derby was a celebration of all things tacky, nasty and classless. Most of the online stuff describes a punk rock-ish revival of the sport since its decline in the early seventies. One team's website had Pabst Blue Ribbon as a sponsor for pete's sake. I've looked at numerous team rosters, they're chock full of lewd and nasty names and costumes.
If Modern E was really worried about offending parents, she would probably not do the roller derby thing anyway (she could join a ballet troupe if she wanted something "classy" or refined"). I think she's very good at what she does and probably doesn't feel that her job will be threatened by the Derby or by having a stage name. (Now, Parents might
raise an eyebrow if she had her name legally changed to "Zsa Zsa LaWhore"...)
IHeartConcrete wrote:As for your "a bunch of others are doing it, why shouldn't you" perspective, I've spent a year with the Renegades and I think they prefer the reputation of crazy tough girls over overt sexual trashiness. Trashy leagues/teams are a dime a dozen...because they have no skating/playing ability, so all they have left is getting attention with their names. The Renegades are known as fighters and I am sure they want that reputation to remain. That is why people come to Renegade games, because they KNOW there will be fights, jumps, horrible crashes, etc. Of course, I could be wrong....
I can see one of these unfortunate, dime-a-dozen teams at practice..."Well girls, we're lousy skaters and we've never won a bout -- what should we do now? -- 'cause we sure aren't having any fun..."
A particularly untalented and "trashy" girl in the back raises her hand:
"How about we pick really nasty names? That's the only way we're ever gonna make up for our lack of skill!"
"Great Idea! -- who wants to be Dr. Queefenstein?"
Maybe they just pick the lewd names because they think they're funny and clever and it gives them a break from their boring normal lives. I agree with you though, Modern-E's name should be acceptable to her teammates and jive with the philosophy of the team.
IHeartConcrete wrote:and no fighting/violence isn't the best subject for children, however I think parents find it easier to deal with telling little johnny that fighting isn't ok at school versus trying to explain queefing.
This is true and deadly serious. There have been so many high school queefings in the past 5 years, I'm afraid of what could happen in the future.