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FFR #43: Live from XOXO!
This week, we bring you a very special show recorded live at the XOXO festival in Portland! We decided to liven things up by playing a special game in which each of us presents one piece of media we loved when we were younger to the crowd, and asking them to vote: Can we still love […]
FFR #39: BlacKkKlansman
This week, Anita, Ebony and Carolyn are going deep undercover with Spike Lee’s latest film, BlacKkKlansman, based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, a black Colorado Springs police officer who successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan, in a manner of speaking. We talk about how the film engages directly with cinematic history, from white supremacist […]
Presenting the Tropes vs. Women in Video Games Curriculum!
The Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series has had a tremendous impact on the ways in which our culture thinks about and talks about video games, and the links between the values expressed in popular media and the values of our larger society. We’ve always intended Tropes to serve as a resource for educators, and […]
Gender Breakdown of Games Featured at E3 2018
For the fourth year in a row, we’ve made our data-gathering excursion into each of the major E3 press conferences to see if things are actually getting better in terms of female representation; to identify those areas in which we’re making progress, and those in which we’re just treading water. For purposes of this year’s study, […]
Feminist Frequency Radio #21: Watch the Fried Ones
In this week’s episode of Feminist Frequency Radio, Anita and the gang travel the world with the delectable cuisine of Netflix’s new food documentary series Ugly Delicious, which explores the collisions of food, culture, and history. When does culinary tribute cross over into culinary appropriation? How do we handle beloved foods that have become saddled with […]
Feminist Frequency Radio #20: Enjoy Your Sloppy Nostalgia Pudding While Also Eating a Chicken Sandwich
In this week’s episode, Carolyn has visited the OASIS of Ready Player One and lives to tell Anita and Ebony the tale, demonstrating her own knowledge of obscure pop culture trivia and criticizing RPO for its use of the woman-as-trophy trope familiar to so many of the properties that inspired it. The gang then moves on […]
The Past, the Present, and the Absent: Reflections on GDC 2018
There’s a young queer Asian woman who works at the coffee stand up the street from my apartment, let’s call her Lou, and sometimes when I swing by for a morning cup, she and I make a bit of small talk about games. Last Friday, the final day of GDC, she asked me what I’d been […]
Feminist Frequency Radio #19: You Down With GDC? No, Not Ebony!
This week, Anita and Caro talk all about their experiences at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference, touching on the shifting politics of the industry, the important voices that go unheard, and, of course, their favorite games of the show. Learn how Carolyn totally saved Anita’s life during the event, and hear Caro gush over the Outerlands […]
Feminist Frequency Radio 18: A Gaggle of Chimpanzees Hopped Up on Nyquil
In this week’s episode, the Feminist Frequency Killjoys (call us, Marvel) unleash a torrent of opinions about Netflix’s Jessica Jones, from its complicated wrestling with trauma to the ways in which people of color are often used as narrative tools in the service of white women’s healing. Then we gush over the mobile game Florence, which […]
Feminist Frequency Radio #17: You Both Were in My Dreams as Puppies
In this week’s podcast, Anita opens the door on some of the strange imagery from her dreams. Then, we work through our feelings about Ava DuVernay’s film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s children’s classic, A Wrinkle in Time and discover that maybe how you feel about this movie depends on how in touch you are with your […]
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