Hall of Mirrors: Facing Patriarchy in the Media, Facing Ourselves
#Featured, #Movies, #Video Games

John Wick is “a man of focus,” as another character describes him early in John Wick: Chapter 2. Once he sets his mind on a singular task, you […]

Protesting Against “Peak” Masculinity
#Featured, #Politics

Wanda Sykes, casually sipping the straw of a fountain soda, saunters up to a group of young boys seated in a fast food restaurant and confronts them about the language they’re using to criticize what they have deemed an unbecoming little statue. “That’s so […]

FREQ #12: Sophie Campbell Wants More of Everything
#Comics, #Featured, #Newsletter, #Writing

Every month, the FREQ newsletter features great interviews with some of the most inspiring women in media, as well as exciting FemFreq news. Our latest issue features an interview […]

The Final Girl
#Featured, #Movies, #Reviews, #Writing

There’s a line of dialogue about halfway through Split,  M. Night Shyamalan’s latest blockbuster, that masterfully illustrates precisely how this film careens smugly off the rails. Dr. Karen Fletcher […]

If There Is No Struggle, There Is No Progress
#Books, #Featured

art by Mickalene Thomas   Spend this Black History Month remembering the activists upon whose work we build, and upon whose shoulders we stand. Connect with writers, thinkers, […]

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Feminist Frequency’s Annual Report for 2016
We’re thrilled to share with you Feminist Frequency’s Annual Report for 2016. Last year was an exciting time of growth for the organization: we launched Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History, a new project that tells the stories of incredible women across time, welcomed additional team members to oversee our operations and expand our development programming, […]
Not Your Exotic Fantasy
This episode explores the ways in which sexist, racist stereotypes about Black women and tribal cultures that date back for centuries are often still perpetuated today in representations of women from indigenous and tribal cultures in video games. These representations link sexism and racism to exotify these women, depicting them as primitive, savage, and hypersexualized. We […]
Feminist Frequency Heads to Chicago
Last Thursday evening, Feminist Frequency was in Chicago to introduce folks to our work, spend time with supporters, and talk about what we’re gearing up for in the next few months. Hosted by our friends at Cards Against Humanity, attendees were treated to delicious food and drinks, and hilarious comedy – which provided a little welcomed levity […]
Real American Heroes: The White Male Heteronormativity of Peter Berg’s Patriot’s Day
Patriot’s Day is Boston’s day to celebrate its sense of community: it’s a day for the entire city to literally commune, shoulder to shoulder, lining Beacon or Boylston Street while witnessing awe-inspiring performances of muscle and commitment, the product of months upon months of training. Speaking as someone who spent years living there and standing amongst […]
Leaping Across the Spaces Between Us: On Relationships in Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian
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