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Gender Breakdown of Games Featured at E3 2019
2019 represents our fifth year doing a statistical breakdown of the games featured at E3, and analyzing what the data tells us about the representation of women in video games. This year, we ran the numbers on E3 events from Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft, EA, Bethesda, and Square Enix, as well as the annual PC Gaming Show, […]
Feminist Frequency’s 2018 Annual Report
We’re thrilled to share our latest annual report with you!  In 2018, Feminist Frequency continued to be a vital resource for feminist media criticism, pop culture analysis, and online safety resources. We had a fantastic time bringing you the second season of our critically-acclaimed web series, The FREQ Show,  taking the Feminist Frequency Radio podcast  on the road, and […]
FREQ #19: The Writing’s On the Wall for Jessica Pabón-Colón
  Each issue of the FREQ 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 pioneering interdisciplinary Latina scholar and activist, Dr. Jessica Pabón-Colón. Her recent book, Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora is a towering yet accessible […]
Carolyn’s Top Five Games of 2018
Each year, the barrage of game releases feels bigger and more unmanageable than the last. In some ways, I suppose that’s a good problem to have, but it does mean that there are some much-talked-about games that I simply haven’t played, or haven’t played enough to know what I think of them. These games include Return […]
GeekGirlCon 2018: Take a Look at This Cosplay Greatness!
GeekGirlCon is one of the highlights of each year for the Feminist Frequency crew, and this year was no different! We had a phenomenal time connecting with all the amazing artists, game creators, cosplayers, and just our fellow wide-eyed pop culture fanatics! Take a look through our album of photos to get a sample of the […]
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, […]
Happy Birthday to Us…Our Gift Is YOU
  It’s officially one of our favorite months of the year! This May, we’re celebrating our 9th anniversary and our Second Annual Spring Campaign. We have so much in store for you over the next few months, but the biggest is undoubtedly the one so many of you keep asking about: the second season of The […]
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, […]
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On October 2nd, the highly anticipated debut from Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Adams will hit shelves. History Vs. Women is going to shake the foundations of what you know about larger-than-life women in history — but more importantly, it’s going to introduce you to a breathtaking tapestry of artists, Amazons, scholars, rebels, and villains you’ll be delighted to know. Pre-order today and get ready to be amazed by what women can do when they dare to be great.