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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 […]
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 […]
What Lies Beneath: On the Love and Anger of Night in the Woods
To one degree or another, we’re shaped by the places we come from. Mae Borowski, the twenty-year-old college dropout hero of Night in the Woods, doesn’t know how deeply her hometown of Possum Springs has shaped her, but she soon learns that this struggling old town has carved tunnels that run through her heart and mind. […]
Building Alliances: An Interview with Kris Hayashi of the Transgender Law Center
Art by Bishakh Som Interview by Laura Hudson Kris Hayashi has spent the last thirteen years advocating for the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming people like himself, and as the executive director of the Transgender Law Center at the dawn of the Trump administration, he has his work cut out for him. Although the Transgender […]
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 […]
Amplify Your Involvement, Action 1: Safety
Yesterday, we shared the first action in our four-week series on ways to Amplify Your Involvement this December. For this inaugural week, we’re talking about safety. At Feminist Frequency, we know that speaking out and speaking up for a more equitable virtual world, and the compassionate treatment of one another, can be met with criticism and harassment. […]
FREQ #10: This is Not New
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 and activism. This month, we’re bringing you a compelling conversation about social justice, advocacy, and our current political moment with Renée Bracey Sherman, an award-winning reproductive rights activist. Today, we […]
Link Round Up: Feminist Critiques of SlutWalk
Below is a collection of articles and blog posts from feminists who are critical of the current SlutWalk phenomenon from various points of view. If you’ve been following the feminist blog-o-sphere there has been a lot of talk about “SlutWalk”. SlutWalk has become a mini-movement that was originally conceived in Toronto in response to a police […]
Misogyny and the Backlash Against Assange’s Accusers
Below is a collection of articles that discuss the internet backlash against the two Swedish women who have accused Julian Assange, editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks of sexual assault. These charges come just after WikiLeaks publicly released 1500 of 251,000 secret U.S. diplomatic cables to the outrage of the U.S. Government. With the release of the documents, Assange […]