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Well, Too Bad We Can’t Stay
I saw Get Out among a predominantly white audience this weekend. The decision was spontaneous and swift — there was a showing near me (in the white-ass suburb in which I live) at the perfect time, so I went. If I had had more than 10 seconds to think about it and plan, I would have […]
Hall of Mirrors: Facing Patriarchy in the Media, Facing Ourselves
John Wick is “a man of focus,” as another character describes him early in John Wick: Chapter 2. Once he sets his mind on a singular task, you don’t want to come between him and its accomplishment. When Chapter 2 begins, that task is the recovery of the ’69 Mustang that was taken from him in the […]
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 […]
FREQ #12: Sophie Campbell Wants More of Everything
Every month, the FREQ newsletter features great interviews with some of the most inspiring women in media, as well as exciting FemFreq news. Our latest issue features an interview with the phenomenally talented Sophie Campbell.  Sign up now to have FREQ delivered right to your inbox!   While mainstream comic books have often been criticized for their […]
The Final Girl
There’s a line of dialogue about halfway through Split,  M. Night Shyamalan’s latest blockbuster, that masterfully illustrates precisely how this film careens smugly off the rails. Dr. Karen Fletcher (Betty Buckley), sympathetic psychiatrist to the movie’s hero (more on this later), sits across from her patient and asks him which of the personae inhabiting his body currently “has […]
If There Is No Struggle, There Is No Progress
art by Mickalene Thomas   Spend this Black History Month remembering the activists upon whose work we build, and upon whose shoulders we stand. Connect with writers, thinkers, artists, and creators you may never have heard of; or dig deeper into the work of old favorites. Celebrate #blackgirlmagic. Applaud #blackboyjoy. Tune into the diaspora and witness that […]
Feminist Frequency’s Annual Report for 2016
We’re thrilled to share with you Feminist Frequency’s Annual Report for 2016. Last year was an exciting time of growth for the organization: we launched Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History, a new project that tells the stories of incredible women across time, welcomed additional team members to oversee our operations and expand our development programming, […]
Feminist Frequency Heads to Chicago
Last Thursday evening, Feminist Frequency was in Chicago to introduce folks to our work, spend time with supporters, and talk about what we’re gearing up for in the next few months. Hosted by our friends at Cards Against Humanity, attendees were treated to delicious food and drinks, and hilarious comedy – which provided a little welcomed levity […]
Real American Heroes: The White Male Heteronormativity of Peter Berg’s Patriot’s Day
Patriot’s Day is Boston’s day to celebrate its sense of community: it’s a day for the entire city to literally commune, shoulder to shoulder, lining Beacon or Boylston Street while witnessing awe-inspiring performances of muscle and commitment, the product of months upon months of training. Speaking as someone who spent years living there and standing amongst […]
Leaping Across the Spaces Between Us: On Relationships in Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian
As the people here grow colder I turn to my computer And spend my evenings with it Like a friend I was loading a new program I had ordered from a magazine (Are you lonely, are you lost? This voice console is a must) I press Execute “Hello, I know that you’ve been feeling tired I […]