Ashley – Feminist Frequency

Ashley

Giving Officer committed to a life of general slapdashery.

We’ve Got to Stop Depending Upon Disgust
Disgust is everywhere these days – have you noticed? Without question, a number of despicable things have occurred in the past few weeks. To name a few: a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, complete with neo-Nazis; their unchecked organizing and violence, resulting in the death of Heather Heyer and the injury of many others; and the […]
Party vs. Video Games: Celebrating Tropes
You didn’t think we’d let the wrap of Tropes vs. Women in Video Games pass without a proper celebration, did you? This past Saturday – five years after Anita launched the Tropes Kickstarter – we hosted folks from the games industry, backers, and many of the other people that helped make Tropes a reality. And, without […]
Jungletown and Reality TV: The Unbearable Whiteness of Being and ‘Surviving’
The onslaught of headlines indicating some dark times – regarding immigration, education, and healthcare, to name just a few areas of concern and crisis – have left a lot of us looking for escapist entertainment in our downtime. Even just an hour offline and away from the news can provide a much-needed respite. Ironically enough, though, for many […]
May Marks our Anniversary, Campaign and New Show
This is a big month for us! May is Feminist Frequency’s anniversary – and this May, we’re not just celebrating eight years of advocating for inclusive media. We launched our brand-new series, The FREQ Show, and have four new episodes coming out over the next few weeks (look out for upcoming videos here, on our website, […]
Feminist Frequency Stops in Seattle
This week, we got to spend time with fans, talking feminism and playing with lasers – is there anything better? On Monday night, Glowforge generously hosted Feminist Frequency at their Seattle offices to meet with our existing and new supporters in the area. Attendees got to try out the Glowforge 3D laser printer and create uniquely […]
Blue Belle: Femininity, Fashion and a ‘Tale as Old as Time’
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 involving young women in a bit of a pickle (as the result of, say, selling their voice to get out of that darn sea, see the world, and […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]