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Amplify Your Involvement, Action 3: Self-care
Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.  -Audre Lorde, A Burst of Light: Essays It’s week three of Amplify Your Involvement — and this week is all about you. We know that focusing on the needs of those around us feels critical right now. But, it’s also incredibly […]
Amplify Your Involvement, Action 2: Resources
For our second week of ways to Amplify Your Involvement, we’re talking about resources: what do you have an ample amount of that you’re willing and able to contribute? What do the communities and organizations you care about need? We all have something to contribute — the questions are what, and when, and how. Assessing your available resources […]
Klara K Network Honors Anita Sarkeesian With 2016 Penguin Award
On December 6th in Stockholm, Swedish business network Klara K honored Anita Sarkeesian with the Penguin Award 2016 at  this year’s K-Day ceremony. The event brings together scholars, journalists, and policy makers for a conversation on equality, courage and inclusive leadership. The Penguin Award recognizes individuals who have acted with bravery and resilience in the face of opposition, […]
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. […]
Defying Hate Speech and Threats Against Female Journalists
On December 2, Sweden celebrated the 250th anniversary of the Freedom of the Press Act, which was the first of its kind in the world. To mark the occasion, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Fojo Media Institute/Linnæus University, the Swedish Institute and the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO gathered a powerful group of female […]
Ideas From the Trenches – Dangerous Games
CBC Radio interviewed Anita and Feminist Frequency board member Dr. Jennifer Jenson of York University for their documentary series In the Trenches. The episode, entitled “Dangerous Games,” features an in-depth look at the work of Ph.D candidate Emma Vossen, “who looks to gamer culture as a microcosm of how sexism is seeded and replicated within broader society.” The interview […]
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 […]
Beyond the Safety Pin: The Work Begins Now
My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit. — Flavia Dzodan With Donald Trump winning the 2016 US presidential election, many people in the US have spent the past few days in shock, disbelief and fear. Trump’s racist, sexist rhetoric has had very real consequences, fanning the flames of hatred and white supremacy, and […]
Feminist Frequency and Extra Life
  Feminist Frequency goes live on Twitch at 9 am PST on Saturday, November 5 to join in @ExtraLife4Kids! Watch Anita, FemFreq team, and a roster of special guests struggle hilariously to game for 24 hours straight on games like Towerfall, Mario Kart, Spelunky, and VR Batman. This cool event benefits a great cause, and all donations support the […]
FREQ #9: Sammus Powers Up
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. Our latest issue features an interview with Sammus, a rapper, producer and activist whose work we love. (You might remember when she made a 15 second song for us about […]