I'm a Philosopher King... only, I'm not.
March 3, 2014 3:30 PM Subscribe
What's a good title that has the same sense as Philosopher King but can be used by a woman? Don't start me on "Philosopher Queen" -- You and I both know that it's not the same thing at ALL.
posted by janey47 to Human Relations (45 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I use personal cards with my telephone number and email address on them, and I have them done in as high a quality has I can reasonably pay for (i.e., thermography over letter press, but a very high quality card stock).
I give myself titles. I didn't used to. I used to have real calling card sized cards with only my name on them, and I would write whatever else was needed (i.e., book recommendations, etc). A couple of years ago, I started also using the email address and phone number. At the same time, I took the title "Leisure Consultant." When those cards ran out, I took the title "Pancake House Cocktail Waitress." Next was "Unindicted Co-Conspirator." (that last one is actually true in the weirdest way imaginable)
When Unindicted Co-Conspirator runs out, I want to be a Philosopher King. Sadly, as a woman, I think that avenue is blocked to me.
I could use "Empress" or "High Priestess" but I never really learned how to read the tarot all that well. Again, the male form is better: Hierophant. What would be the feminine form, other than High Priestess? What were women's titles in Roman temples?
But even they don't have the same kind of devil-may-care wanderer feel that Philosopher King does.
Ideas? I'm in no rush here, so take your time.