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Feminist Frequency’s The FREQ Show Goes Back-to-Basics With a Primer on Privilege

Topics like feminism, inclusion, and intersectionality have never been more mainstream. It's probably because of this that they've never been more misunderstood. Thankfully, Feminist Frequency's digital series The Freq Show is back to break those things down.

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Things We Saw Today: Which Pokémon Is Most Popular In Your State?

The team over at decluttr has put together a map of which Pokémon is most "wanted" in each U.S. state - and it's not always Pikachu!

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Feminist Frequency’s The FREQ Show a Wonderful Antidote to the Current Sociopolitical Climate

We are in desperate need of an antidote to the times in which we live. Thankfully, the folks at Feminist Frequency are providing one with their all-new series (and follow-up to the recently-ended Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games) The FREQ Show. The first episode, "Whitewashing," was released this week, and you can check it out after the jump!

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Feminist Frequency Launches Final Women Vs. Tropes in Video Games Video in a Bittersweet Moment

Five years ago, back when Feminist Frequency was a simple YouTube show, and two years before "Gamergate," feminist pop culture critic, Anita Sarkeesian posted what she thought would be a modest crowdfund. She launched a Kickstarter campaign for a video series she called "Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games." Today, thanks to the campaign being anything but modest, she has posted the final video in the two-season series.

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Feminist Frequency on Rogue One: a Diverse Group of People Fighting a Fascist Empire Is Awesome

But we just wish we got to know these people better.

Rogue One works well as a narrative that fills in some gaps in other, better films, explaining not just how the rebels got their hands on the Death Star plans, but also why the Death Star has such an easily exploitable weakness in the first place. But the all-important human element gets a bit lost in all the sound and fury of war.

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Feminist Frequency’s Ordinary Women Series Concludes With the Mother of Computer Programming, Ada Lovelace

Feminist Frequency concludes Ordinary Women, their five-part video series on historical women who defied the limitations of their times, with the story of the woman widely acknowledged to have created the first computer program, Ada Lovelace.

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Dishonored 2 Builds a Compelling World Where Lots of Cool Women Live, Which Somehow Still Isn’t the Norm

With Dishonored 2, Arkane Studios procures a game in which women populate all walks of life while also improving on the original’s core gameplay, with an even richer variety of abilities to employ and situations to tackle.

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Watch Dogs 2 Makes Anti-Authoritarian Resistance Tedious

Watch Dogs 2 fails where it matters most, trotting out a series of crushingly repetitive missions that never comes close to making you feel like a hacker extraordinaire.

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Things We Saw Today: Ariel Totally Had Legal Recourse Against Ursula in The Little Mermaid

Always consult legal counsel, my friends! As it turns out, Ariel totally had several options when it came to her contract with Ursula the Sea Witch.

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

While still small when compared to cons like SDCC, in the past few years GeekGirlCon has gone from 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 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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Things We Saw Today: Drunk History Gives Us the Stonewall Lesson We Deserve

First of all, drunk Crissle West needs to be my best friend. Secondly, check out Drunk History's take on the Stonewall riots, which West not only tells entertainingly, but also stars trans actors in trans roles. Namely, Alexandra Grey as Marsha P. Johnson and Trace Lysette as Sylvia Rivera, both of whom feature prominently on Transparent this season.

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Feminist Frequency on Gears of War 4: Fun, Familiar, Predictable

If Gears wants to stay relevant, it needs to start taking chances.

Gears of War 4 is a solid, competent shooter, a decent game that could have been much better.

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Feminist Frequency’s New Video “Sinister Seductress” Explores How Femaleness is Exploited to Show Evil in Games

"Sinister Seductress," explores the ways in which games seek to exploit femaleness to convey evil or villainy.

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New Feminist Frequency Video Addresses Need for Body Diversity in Female Characters

In the newest Tropes vs. Women in Video Games video Feminist Frequency takes on the lack of body diversity we see in playable female characters.

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Feminist Frequency on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided‘s Outrageous “Black Lives Matter” Appropriation

At least the architecture is nice...?

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided takes place in a world where augmented people find themselves increasingly marginalized and dehumanized, and the game couldn’t be more explicit about drawing connections between the oppression they’re experiencing and actual historical situations in which entire populations have been systematically oppressed. Unfortunately, the game lacks any moral conviction, and ultimately doesn’t have anything to say about the very serious issues that it raises.

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Feminist Frequency Tackles the Age-Old Question: “Are Women Too Hard to Animate?”

This new Feminist Frequency video asks why there are hardly any female combatants in video games.

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Feminist Frequency’s Gender Breakdown of E3 2016 Shows How Disappointing Representation Was This Year

Feminist Frequency has released its report on the gender breakdown of E3 2016, and the results are disappointing, though perhaps unsurprising.

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Good Luck Getting This Ada Lovelace Tribute Song out of Your Head

Like you're even going to want to.

Looking for new ways to remember Ada Lovelace, wonderful woman of tech history? Of course you are, and you're in luck! You won't be able to get this catchy, if brief, tune out of your head as its electronic sound reminds you how much we owe her.

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Things We Saw Today: X-Men Re-Imagined as Rainbow Brite Characters

Rage Gear Studios created this collection of fan-art drawing featuring popular X-Men characters done up in the style of Rainbow Brite. The perfect combination of adorable and kick-ass!

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Twitter Has a New “Trust & Safety Council,” Including Organizations like Feminist Frequency, GLAAD, & More

Patricia Cartes, Twitter's head of global policy, just wished us all a Happy Safer Internet Day by announcing Twitter's brand new Trust & Safety Council. The full announcement on Twitter's blog describes the new council as "a new and foundational part of our strategy to ensure that people feel safe expressing themselves on Twitter."

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