Category: Featured

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 […]
FREQ #12: Sophie Campbell Wants More of Everything
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 with the phenomenally talented Sophie Campbell.  Sign up now to have FREQ delivered right to your inbox!   While mainstream comic books have often been criticized for their […]
The Final Girl
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 (Betty Buckley), sympathetic psychiatrist to the movie’s hero (more on this later), sits across from her patient and asks him which of the personae inhabiting his body currently “has […]
If There Is No Struggle, There Is No Progress
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, artists, and creators you may never have heard of; or dig deeper into the work of old favorites. Celebrate #blackgirlmagic. Applaud #blackboyjoy. Tune into the diaspora and witness that […]
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
As the people here grow colder I turn to my computer And spend my evenings with it Like a friend I was loading a new program I had ordered from a magazine (Are you lonely, are you lost? This voice console is a must) I press Execute “Hello, I know that you’ve been feeling tired I […]
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 […]