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What Is Intersectionality? The FREQ Show: Meet Me at the Corner (of Oppression and Marginalization)
There’s a good chance that you’ve heard the term “intersectionality” a lot in recent years. But do you know the fascinating story of where the term comes from? And do you know what it actually means? In this episode of The FREQ Show, we’ve got you covered, illuminating the origins of the term intersectionality, what intersectionality […]
JoCo Bonus Interview #6: Open Mike Eagle on Hip Hop, Politics, and Snorkeling
In this candid conversation, the last of our special JoCo Cruise interviews, Anita talks to hip hop artist Open Mike Eagle about both his evolution as a rapper and the evolution of hip hop as a whole. The two also discuss how our current political reality seeps into the fabric of everyday life, accepting that as […]
FFR Episode 15: Rocking the Boat on the JoCo Cruise with Special Guest Wil Wheaton!
Welcome to our very first live episode of Feminist Frequency Radio! Recorded at sea aboard the JoCo Cruise, this episode finds Anita and Femfreq friend and board member Felix Kramer in conversation with actor and writer Wil Wheaton! The conversation reaches far and wide, with talk of Wolfenstein II, our shifting relationship to sci-fi in our […]
Do They Know it’s Christmastime at All? | The FREQ Show 01.08
So let’s be real: 2017 sucked. But even in the midst of all that awfulness, there were a few things to celebrate, a few reasons to hope, a few reminders that we should still keep fighting for a better world. From awesome female characters in video games to awesome trans women winning important political victories, from […]
Black Women Are Not Here To Save You: Ebony Aster on the Feminist Answering Machine
In the wake of yesterday’s high-stakes Alabama senate race, lots of people are expressing gratitude toward black women whose votes played a pivotal role in deciding the election in favor of Doug Jones. Feminist Frequency’s own Ebony Aster calls in to our one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art Feminist Answering Machine with a message for all those folks who are […]
Ask a Feminist: What does it mean to “live a feminist life”?
Happy fall, y’all! We’ve added a new recommendation to our list of nonfiction feminist media: Sara Ahmed’s newest book, Living a Feminist Life. Anita can’t put it down, and my copy is here beside me as I type, sitting in a spot of honor on my bedside table. As a long-time student of gender studies, I’ve […]
Feminist Answering Machine: Jessica N. Pabón-Colón Asks, “Where Are the Pussy Hats for Puerto Rico?”
This week, the brilliant feminist scholar Jessica N. Pabón-Colón calls in to our one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art Feminist Answering Machine with an urgent question: Where is all the feminist concern and feminist action in response to the tremendous humanitarian crisis happening in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria? As she explains so clearly here, “Any way […]
One Weird Trick for Helping Women
Hey guys. Would you like to start helping put a stop to sexual predators and rapists before they spend decades assaulting women? Would you like to help curtail dangerous and deadly political movements before they take root in the White House? Watch this video to learn one weird trick that you can do to start making […]
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 […]
We’ve Got to Stop Depending Upon Disgust
Disgust is everywhere these days – have you noticed? Without question, a number of despicable things have occurred in the past few weeks. To name a few: a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, complete with neo-Nazis; their unchecked organizing and violence, resulting in the death of Heather Heyer and the injury of many others; and the […]
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