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Feminist Answering Machine: Jaclyn Friedman on Who Needs Stories About Amazing Girls the Most
This week on our one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art Feminist Answering Machine, the fantastic author, speaker and activist Jaclyn Friedman calls in with an important message about popular storytelling. For generations, girls have learned to identify with the heroic men in books, films, and other media, but, as Jaclyn so aptly puts it, boys are taught to act as […]
Feminist Frequency Radio is Here! Join Us on Our New Sonic Adventure!
Here it is, the first official episode of our brand new flagship podcast, Feminist Frequency Radio! We’re the show that encourages you to be critical of the media you love, or we’re the feminist killjoys coming to take your media away, depending on your point of view. In this first episode, we hit the ground running […]
Feminist Frequency Radio: A Teaser for Our Forthcoming Flagship Podcast!
Look out: Feminist Frequency Radio is coming for your media! We’re very excited about the imminent launch of our flagship podcast, and this teaser gives you a little taste of what you can expect week-to-week as Anita, Ebony and I bring you dispatches from the pop culture wars and invite you to listen in on our […]
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 […]
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 […]
Flying Cars! Robots! Racism! Are You Ready for Blade Runner 2049?
For many of us, there’s something alluring about the rain-soaked, neon-lit streets of Blade Runner, but those streets are no place to be a replicant on the run. With Blade Runner 2049‘s highly anticipated release just days away, we take a look back at the original 1982 sci-fi cult classic. Blade Runner‘s tale of persecuted androids […]
Masculinity, Rage, and Racism: Some Thoughts on War for the Planet of the Apes
War for the Planet of the Apes may be the least subtle film I have ever seen. Of course, not every film has to be subtle, but at a certain point, enduring a movie that repeatedly bludgeons you with sledgehammers of obvious meaning becomes a numbing experience. War crosses that mark within its opening 15 minutes, […]
Senior Citizen: Gender, Infirmity and Horror
You wouldn’t know it from the amount of time I spend thinking, talking, and writing about horror cinema, but I’m actually not a huge horror fan. I’ll spend hours falling through a TV Tropes or Wikipedia rabbit hole reading plot summary after plot summary, but what I’m looking for are spoilers and someone else to do […]
The FREQ Show: Manufacturing a Muslim Menace
Don’t miss the latest episode of The FREQ Show! In “Manufacturing a Muslim Menace,” we analyze the ways in which the ubiquitous, deeply harmful stereotypical representations of Muslims and Arabs as terrorists and savages in so much popular media contribute directly to Islamophobia in our culture. More than that, they cultivate a political space in which […]
Wonder Woman: The Hero We Need in a Film That Falls Short
After seeing Wonder Woman last Friday and having a chat on Facebook Live to share our immediate impressions, Anita and I exchanged emails this weekend to discuss the film in more detail once we’d had a little time to process their thoughts. Be aware that we talk about the ending in some detail, so… Anita: There’s […]
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