Category: News

More Voices, More Perspectives in 2017: A Letter from the Managing Editor
So much has changed here at Feminist Frequency in the past year! When 2016 started, we had just two full-time staffers: Anita and myself. Now we’re up to four! We’re still a very small organization, to be sure, but doubling in size opens up a lot of exciting new possibilities for us, and because each member […]
Feminist Frequency at CES with Engadget
Engadget brought Anita and Carolyn out to Las Vegas last weekend for the 2016 Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES) to share their thoughts about video games from the stage — and while she was at the showcase, Caro got to play the NES Mini! Check out some highlights from the event, including Anita’s interview about current state of the […]
Las Vegas, CES, and Feminist Frequency
When they weren’t on the Engadget stage sharing impressions about today’s gaming trends or the state of the industry, Anita and Carolyn had a great time walking around the CES 2017 with FemFreq friend, Anthony Carboni. We were blown away by some of the high-tech offerings on display (and Carolyn had a special connection with a […]
Happy New Year. 2016 is Finally Over.
The end of the year is the perfect time for reflection, gratitude, and resolution. Upon reflection, 2016 was — in many ways for many people — a fairly trying twelve months. That’s why we spent the month of December sharing four actions to Amplify Your Involvement: Safety, Resources, Self-Care and Advocacy. These are just four ways […]
Amplify Your Involvement, Action 4: Advocacy
Advocacy is an integral part of Feminist Frequency’s mission. For us, it means actively speaking up for an inclusive and representative media landscape and the eradication of online harassment. It also means producing educational work, attending conferences and events, and promoting similarly focused projects and organizations. Advocacy is a significant component of nearly every cause out […]
Amplify Your Involvement, Action 3: Self-care
Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.  -Audre Lorde, A Burst of Light: Essays It’s week three of Amplify Your Involvement — and this week is all about you. We know that focusing on the needs of those around us feels critical right now. But, it’s also incredibly […]
Amplify Your Involvement, Action 2: Resources
For our second week of ways to Amplify Your Involvement, we’re talking about resources: what do you have an ample amount of that you’re willing and able to contribute? What do the communities and organizations you care about need? We all have something to contribute — the questions are what, and when, and how. Assessing your available resources […]
Klara K Network Honors Anita Sarkeesian With 2016 Penguin Award
On December 6th in Stockholm, Swedish business network Klara K honored Anita Sarkeesian with the Penguin Award 2016 at  this year’s K-Day ceremony. The event brings together scholars, journalists, and policy makers for a conversation on equality, courage and inclusive leadership. The Penguin Award recognizes individuals who have acted with bravery and resilience in the face of opposition, […]
Reflecting on the Brilliance of Ada Lovelace
Feminist Frequency was so excited to share the final episode of Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History, that we’re releasing it ahead of schedule! Please join us as we reflect on the visionary work of Ada Lovelace, a Victorian noblewoman who foresaw the richness, complexity, and potential of the digital age. This episode is generously sponsored by The Science Ambassador […]
Defying Hate Speech and Threats Against Female Journalists
On December 2, Sweden celebrated the 250th anniversary of the Freedom of the Press Act, which was the first of its kind in the world. To mark the occasion, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Fojo Media Institute/Linnæus University, the Swedish Institute and the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO gathered a powerful group of female […]