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[VIDEO]: Anita Sarkeesian Talks Bob’s Burgers, Feminist Frequency, and the Importance of Safe Geek Spaces

GeekGirlCon is by far my favorite pop culture convention experience in the country (#SorryNotSorry SDCC!). While still small when compared to cons like SDCC and NYCC, in the past few years it’s gone from about 2,500 attendees to over 11,000, which goes to show that this Seattle convention has become increasingly worth our time and attention. Another organization that has grown immensely in the past few years? Feminist Frequency, which has gone from being a labor of love started by Anita Sarkeesian on her own in her apartment to fully-fledged non-profit with a staff and several video projects in the works.

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Feminist Frequency’s presence at GeekGirlCon reflected that growth, this being the first year they had a table in the exhibitor’s hall. I had the chance to sit down and talk to Sarkeesian in an interview that you can check out in the video above! We discuss how far Feminist Frequency has come, the importance of safe geek spaces like GeekGirlCon and GaymerX, and why we both love Bob’s Burgers so much. Enjoy!

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Teresa Jusino (she/her) is a native New Yorker and a proud Puerto Rican, Jewish, bisexual woman with ADHD. She's been writing professionally since 2010 and was a former TMS assistant editor from 2015-18. Now, she's back as a contributing writer. When not writing about pop culture, she's writing screenplays and is the creator of your future favorite genre show. Teresa lives in L.A. with her brilliant wife. Her other great loves include: Star Trek, The Last of Us, anything by Brian K. Vaughan, and her Level 5 android Paladin named Lal.

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