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Halt and Catch Fire Recap FREQCast: The Series Finale
Well, here we are. It’s been a few days now and I still can’t stop thinking about this show, not just these two final episodes but really this whole last season, in which some characters made amends, some characters learned how to better care for each other, some characters learned how to live in the moment. […]
Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQCast on 01.05: Choose Your Pain
It’s our latest episode of the Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQcast, and Anita has high praise: “I didn’t hate it as much as I hated the first couple of episodes!” Ebony is put in the baffling position of being more upbeat about the show’s progress than Anita. The two share their thoughts on the presentation of […]
Officer K and the Real Girl: Cultural Dehumanization in Blade Runner 2049
The original Blade Runner is a film without heroes, but to me, the most sympathetic characters have always been the four rogue replicants that Rick Deckard hunts down and kills over the course of the film. Designed for slave labor, their rebellion demonstrates a conviction that they deserve to freely exist just like the human beings […]
Crisis Pregnancy Centers Definitely Deliver… And They Make Sure You Do, Too!
You won’t believe one of the ways the anti-choice movement is working to deny pregnant people access to legitimate medical care and appropriate family planning services. In our latest episode of The FREQ Show, we shine a spotlight on so-called Crisis Pregnancy Centers: what they are, who’s behind them, and why they’re so dangerous. Watch the […]
Feminist Answering Machine: Mallory Ortberg on Disney’s Mulan
It’s time for another message on our one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art Feminist Answering Machine! This one comes to us courtesy of writer Mallory Ortberg, who has thoughts she wants to share about Disney’s Mulan, and no, they have nothing to do with a certain sauce McDonald’s released in conjunction with the film that’s been making something of a […]
Star Trek: Discovery Recap FREQCast on 01.04: The Butcher’s Knife…
This week’s episode of Star Trek: Discovery has a mouthful of a title (“The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry”) and Anita and Ebony have several mouthfuls of things to say about it. The two are cautiously optimistic about the development of Discovery’s depiction of the Klingons, as well as our introduction to Ripper […]
Halt and Catch Fire Recap FREQCast on Episode 04.08: Goodwill
In Goodwill (which Anita rightly argues would have been more aptly titled “Hangin’ in There”), the characters begin to process the loss suffered in last week’s episode, and so do Anita and Carolyn. Join us as we relive all the fantastic moments in this powerful and poignant episode, while also pondering the questions this episode raises, […]
Geek Girls, Assemble!
  The FemFreq team had a great weekend in Seattle at GeekGirlCon 2017, and we’ve got the pictures to prove it! We had a dynamite time getting to talk to long-standing FemFreq supporters, and meeting new folks who wanted to learn more about what we do. On Saturday, we held a panel called “Pop Culture Playback,” […]
Star Trek: Discovery Recap FREQCast on 01.03: Context Is for Kings
This week, the mysterious starship Discovery makes its debut on Star Trek: Discovery, along with Jason Isaacs (best known as Lucius Malfoy from the Harry Potter films) as Captain Gabriel Lorca, a figure who appears determined to win the war with the Klingons at any cost, and with no regard for any ethical concerns. It’s somewhat […]
Halt and Catch Fire Recap FREQCast on 04.06: Who Needs a Guy
This week’s episode of Halt and Catch Fire was certainly a game-changer for the series, which has all of three episodes (next week’s standard one-hour show and then a two-hour finale) left to go. Halt is a series that has always been about connections on multiple levels: the connections in the characters’ lives and the kinds […]