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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 […]
Announcing Anita and Ebony’s Upcoming Book, History vs. Women: The Defiant Lives That They Don’t Want You to Know
We are so thrilled to finally be able to share with you a project that Anita and Ebony have been working on for a long time. Coming this October, History vs. Women is a captivating collection of stories about the lives of 25 extraordinary women whose tales have rarely been told. These true stories of innovation, […]
The Twisted Knots of Power and Control in Phantom Thread
NOTE: This piece contains spoilers for Phantom Thread.   Phantom Thread is a film of such remarkable craft and exquisite execution that I find myself in the extremely rare position of admiring it, even liking it, despite finding its message somewhat deplorable. Like the gowns that are the obsessive life’s work of Daniel Day-Lewis’ Reynolds Woodcock, […]
Check out Feminist Frequency’s Annual Report for 2017
We’re so excited to share Feminist Frequency’s Annual Report for 2017!  Year after year, Feminist Frequency continues to grow as an outlet for sharing feminist criticism, vital media literacy resources, and pop culture analysis. Last year marked the end of our popular and critically-acclaimed signature series, Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games, but we’re doing so much more!  […]
FREQ Interview: Ijeoma Oluo Knows Who She’s Writing For
Each quarter, our newsletter brings you an interview with a fascinating, inspiring, talented woman we think you should know more about. In our latest issue, we talk to the brilliant writer Ijeoma Oluo, whose new book So You Want to Talk About Race explores many of the biggest questions being raised in the contemporary conversation about […]
A Splash of Color: The Quietly Feminist Love Story of Florence
The tender new iOS game Florence is, yes, the sort of game I tend to champion, the sort of art that feels particularly crucial and nourishing in this period of intensified violence, cruelty, and dehumanization. A narrative game that tells the story of how a young woman’s life is changed when she and a musician meet […]
Thunder and Lightning
Back at the tail end of 2016, dazed from the uppercut of the whitest election result since Andrew Jackson polled his family about whether to have mayonnaise sandwiches or unseasoned chicken for dinner,  I included Marvel’s Luke Cage in my “Fave Five” year-end roundup. What some white critics bemoaned (either obliquely or explicitly) as the show’s […]
The Power of a Positive Tweet
I recently had the pleasure of visiting BioWare’s Edmonton office, where I met and had tea with a group of fantastic women who work there, and with a few male allies, too. However, when I shared about this pleasant experience on Twitter, a number of people took the opportunity to voice their disapproval of my presence […]
In Remembrance of Allan G. Johnson, 1946-2017
Several years ago I was on an NYC subway and my friend told me to listen to this speech he had on his primitive, first-generation iPhone. We listened together, one earbud in each of our ears, as an older white dude spoke about systems of privilege and oppression. At the time, I didn’t fully understand what […]
Anita’s Most Memorable Media of 2017
Every new year I say to myself, “Self, keep track of the media you love this year so when December rolls around you know exactly what to write about,” and every year, I don’t do it. This year is no different. Trying to come up with some of my favourites of the year often results in […]
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