Anita Sarkeesian

Executive Director and Buffy the Vampire Slayer Enthusiast

Logan: A Film Fighting With Itself
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, it references the moment when gunfighter Shane tells Joey, the young son of some local ranchers, “Joey, there’s no living with, with a killing. There’s no going back […]
Resting and Reading: Thoughts on Self-Care and the Importance of Inspiration
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 crucial suggestions I can offer is to take honest-to-goodness breaks. I’ll say, “You are no good to anyone if you are too tired or too burnt out.” The […]
Trump, GamerGate, and Online Mobs
After the election of Donald Trump, I was asked by numerous media outlets to speak about Trump and GamerGate in the same breath. Initially, part of me wanted to reject the comparison as trite and absurd, along with the very notion that something that happened in a comparatively small industry could be held up alongside an […]
FREQ #11: Teal Sherer Talks
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. Our latest issue features an interview with Teal Sherer. Teal Sherer’s acting resume, which includes roles in film, theater and television, also boasts several special skills that few actors […]
FemFreq Fave Five: Anita’s Picks for 2016
At FemFreq, despite being deeply concerned with media and with how representations in the media impact our culture, we don’t always get to talk about the media we love. Sometimes it’s because we just don’t have time to review a particular work, and sometimes it’s simply that it doesn’t fall within the scope of what we […]
Beyond the Safety Pin: The Work Begins Now
My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit. — Flavia Dzodan With Donald Trump winning the 2016 US presidential election, many people in the US have spent the past few days in shock, disbelief and fear. Trump’s racist, sexist rhetoric has had very real consequences, fanning the flames of hatred and white supremacy, and […]
FREQ #9: Sammus Powers Up
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. Our latest issue features an interview with Sammus, a rapper, producer and activist whose work we love. (You might remember when she made a 15 second song for us about […]
FREQ #7: Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Sounds Off
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. Our latest issue features an interview with Lauren Mayberry: the lead singer of the band CHVRCHES and an outspoken critic of sexism both online and in daily life. Make […]
Welcome to our Brand New Website!
After months of work, we’re thrilled to finally present Feminist Frequency’s completely revamped online home. Here, you’ll find all the stuff you’ve come to know Feminist Frequency for, with a better organized video archive full of all our Tropes vs. Women in Video Games episodes, our new feminist video reviews, and the entire back catalogue (warning: some […]
Halt and Catch Fire – Season 3 Review
Struggling to get a mainframe computer working in the first episode of Halt and Catch Fire’s third season, Gordon (Scoot McNairy) refers to the uncooperative machine as “her.” Donna (Kerry Bishé), one of the heads of the pioneering tech company Mutiny, questions her husband’s choice of words. “Her?!” “Yeah, her. Temperamental, high maintenance, only responds to […]