“Women are all female impersonators to some degree.” - Susan Brownmiller
Before this blog came into existence in February of 2008, Kate and Amelia hosted a feminist radio show at Knox College. Wanting a name that would grab attention to a show that might otherwise struggle to gain an audience, they settled on Female Impersonators Radio Hour, courtesy of the above quote by Susan Brownmiller.
When Amelia started this blog she decided to borrow on the name of the radio show she co-hosted, and the Female Impersonator Blog was born.
The idea of gender as a social construct is one of Amelia's most enduring interests as a feminist, so the Brownmiller quote is one she has a special attachment to.
The second post ever written at Female Impersonator was on the topic of the blog name. Read that post here.