Blue Belle: Femininity, Fashion and a ‘Tale as Old as Time’
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Let’s state the obvious right up front: Beauty and the Beast is a Disney film. What this means is that it follows a long history of formulaic narratives […]

FREQ #13: How to Make An Escape Room
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Art by Rory Frances   Each month, FREQ will bring you the latest news and updates from Feminist Frequency, as well as interviews with some of the most inspiring women in media, activism, and beyond. This month, we’re talking to Laura Hall, an escape room […]

Logan: A Film Fighting With Itself
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It’s telling that Logan, Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine after playing the character for 17 years, heavily references a moment in Shane, the legendary 1953 Western. Specifically, […]

What Lies Beneath: On the Love and Anger of Night in the Woods
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To one degree or another, we’re shaped by the places we come from. Mae Borowski, the twenty-year-old college dropout hero of Night in the Woods, doesn’t know how […]

Resting and Reading: Thoughts on Self-Care and the Importance of Inspiration
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Sometimes people will ask me for advice on how to maintain both creative work and social activism for the long haul, and every time, one of the most […]

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Advocacy Microtalks: Challenging the Industry in 20 Slides
  Another GDC has come and gone, but you still have an opportunity to listen in on the thought-provoking discussions happening in the games industry from some of its most socially-engaged leaders. The GDC Vault is a fantastic way to catch up on many of the great panels, talks, and presentations from past events. Anita delivered an […]
Building Alliances: An Interview with Kris Hayashi of the Transgender Law Center
Art by Bishakh Som Interview by Laura Hudson Kris Hayashi has spent the last thirteen years advocating for the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming people like himself, and as the executive director of the Transgender Law Center at the dawn of the Trump administration, he has his work cut out for him. Although the Transgender […]
Well, Too Bad We Can’t Stay
I saw Get Out among a predominantly white audience this weekend. The decision was spontaneous and swift — there was a showing near me (in the white-ass suburb in which I live) at the perfect time, so I went. If I had had more than 10 seconds to think about it and plan, I would have […]
Hall of Mirrors: Facing Patriarchy in the Media, Facing Ourselves
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 don’t want to come between him and its accomplishment. When Chapter 2 begins, that task is the recovery of the ’69 Mustang that was taken from him in the […]
Protesting Against “Peak” Masculinity
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 gay.” “That’s really gay!” “Dude, look at those pants.” (laughter) –“Please don’t […]