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  • Support My Kickstarter Project - Tropes vs Women in Video Games

    by Feminist Frequency Published 1 year ago

    This project was successfully funded as of June 16th 2012! NOTE ON COMMENTS & TRIGGER WARNING: Comments on this video were closed at midnight June 16th 2012. I left the comments open on this video (until 24 hours after the kickstarter was finished) as a way of showing why this topic is so important. I apologize for all the hate speech, misogyny, racism, threats and ignorance that were left below over this 2 week period. The trolls only managed to prove to everyone that sexism in gaming is indeed a huge problem. No new comments will be approved for this video. I love playing video games but I'm regularly disappointed in the limited and limiting ways women are represented. This video project will explore, analyze and deconstruct some of the most common tropes and stereotypes of female characters in games. The series will highlight the larger reoccurring patterns and conventions used within the gaming industry rather than just focusing on the worst offenders. You can still visit the kickstarter page here: http://kck.st/JijdIr

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  • The Hunger Games Movie vs. the Book

    by Feminist Frequency Published 1 year ago

    Warning: SPOILERS for the first Hunger Games novel and movie

    The Hunger Game is one of the most popular young adult novel series rivaling Harry Potter and Twilight. As the first of its film adaptations was just released in March 2012, readers and audiences have been pleasantly surprised at this fresh, dynamic, young female protagonist. In the second of my two part series on The Hunger Games, I'll compare the book to the movie and talk about some of the shortcomings of the adaptation and a few things that the film actually did better then the book.

    Also check out Part One, where I discuss the character of Katniss within the first book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8428XSejp0

    To Donation to FemFreq please visit: http://www.feministfrequency.com/donate

    For more information, links and a full transcript visit http://www.FeministFrequency.com

    COMMENT POLICY: Moderated comments will remain open for 2-4 weeks, after that all comments will be closed on YouTube.

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  • The Hunger Games Novel & Katniss Everdeen

    by Feminist Frequency Published 1 year ago

    Warning: SPOILERS for the first Hunger Games novel

    The Hunger Game is one of the most popular young adult novel series' rivaling Harry Potter and Twilight. As the first of its film adaptations was just released in March 2012, readers and audiences have been pleasantly surprised at this fresh, dynamic, young female protagonist. In this video I'll explore Katniss' character in the first novel as it relates to gender and portrayals of violence. Be sure to stay turned for Part 2 where I compare the book to the movie.

    To Donation to FemFreq please visit: http://www.feministfrequency.com/donate

    For more information, links and a full transcript visit http://www.FeministFrequency.com

    COMMENT POLICY: Moderated comments will remain open for 2-4 weeks, after that all comments will be closed on YouTube.

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  • LEGO & Gender Part 1: Lego Friends

    by Feminist Frequency Published 2 years ago

    LEGO announced that after 4 years of intensive research, they have finally come up with a LEGO product that fulfills the desires of “how girls naturally build and play.” This new theme is called LEGO Friends and it’s a pink and purple, gender segregated, suburban wasteland populated by Barbie/Bratz style dolls. Many parents, educators, feminists, and media critics have spoken out against LEGOs attempts to separate girls into their own stereotypical isolated enclave within the LEGO universe. In part 1 of my two part LEGO and Gender series, I’ll explore how LEGO went terribly wrong with LEGO Friends and provide a brief history of LEGO’s ridiculous and slightly hilarious attempts to market to girls since the late 70′s. In part 2 I’ll delve into LEGO’s intentional strategy to market almost exclusively to boys since the mid 80′s by developing and marketing sets that are male identified and male centered. In conclusion, I’ll offer LEGO a couple of suggestions that they can consider when creating and marketing new products. For more info, links and a full transcript visit http://www.FeministFrequency.com Please support Feminist Frequency http://www.FeministFrequency.com/Donate
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  • LEGO Friends - LEGO & Gender Part 1

    by Feminist Frequency Published 2 years ago

    Watch Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe65EGkB9kA For more information, links and a full transcripts visit http://www.FeministFrequency.com LEGO announced that after 4 years of intensive research, they have finally come up with a LEGO product that fulfills the desires of "how girls naturally build and play." This new theme is called LEGO Friends and it's a pink and purple, gender segregated, suburban wasteland populated by Barbie/Bratz style dolls. Many parents, educators, feminists, and media critics have spoken out against LEGOs attempts to separate girls into their own stereotypical isolated enclave within the LEGO universe. In part 1 of my two part LEGO and Gender series, I'll explore how LEGO went terribly wrong with LEGO Friends and provide a brief history of LEGO's ridiculous and slightly hilarious attempts to market to girls since the late 70's. In part 2 I'll delve into LEGO's intentional strategy to market almost exclusively to boys since the mid 80's by developing and marketing sets that are male identified and male centered. In conclusion, I'll offer LEGO a couple of suggestions that they can consider when creating and marketing new products. Please support FemFreq - http://www.FeministFrequency.com/Donate

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  • Top 5 Creepy and Sexist Christmas Songs

    by Feminist Frequency Published 2 years ago

    You've heard them about a bagillion times before, and every December they are played over and over again, yup, it's the same old Christmas and Holiday songs. But have you ever noticed that some of the lyrics are just down right creepy? Check out this video for my Top 5 Creepy and Sexist Christmas Songs.

    For more information and a full transcript visit http://www.FeministFrequency.com

    To donate visit http://www.FeministFrequency.com/Donate

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  • Top 10 Best Non Violent iPhone Games

    by Feminist Frequency Published 2 years ago

    Here is my Top 10 List of favourite non violent video games for the iPhone. I compiled this list because, while there is a huge variety of different types of video games, the testosterone driven, shoot em up style tends to dominate discussions about "serious gaming" and can feel exclusionary and alienating to a lot of other people who may be interested in exploring alternative forms of gaming. Plus these games are loads of fun to play!

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  • Tropes vs. Women: #6 The Straw Feminist

    by Feminist Frequency Published 2 years ago

    The Straw Feminist trope is a deliberately created, exaggerated caricature of a feminist that is used to undermine and ridicule feminist movements. This was probably one of the most difficult and longest videos I've made so far, partly because the Straw Feminist is a very complex and twisted representation. I actually cut out about 5 minutes of actual analysis to keep the video at a reasonable viewing time. The Straw Feminist trope has many more facets and MANY more examples but I hope I was able to provide a general overview.

    More links and full transcript available at www.feministfrequency.com

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  • Tropes vs. Women: #5 The Mystical Pregnancy

    by Feminist Frequency Published 2 years ago

    The Mystical Pregnancy is a trope writers use to create drama and terror by invading, violating and exploiting women's reproductive capabilities. Often these female characters have their ovaries harvested by aliens or serve as human incubators for demon spawn. Sometimes they are carrying the Messiah and other times Satan himself. Watch Laura Shapiro's Vid "Stay Awake" - http://laurashapiro.dreamwidth.org/306241.html Visit http://www.FeministFrequency.com for more info and resources!

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  • Tropes vs. Women: #4 The Evil Demon Seductress

    by Feminist Frequency Published 2 years ago

    The Evil Demon Seductress is a supernatural creature usually a demon, alien, robot, vampire etc. who is most often disguised as a sexy human female. She uses her sexuality and sexual wiles to manipulate, seduce, kill and often eat poor, hapless men by luring them into her evil web. This is the fourth of a six part series created for Bitch Magazine. Tropes vs. Women explores the reoccurring stories, themes and representations of women in Hollywood films and TV shows. For more information and full transcript visit: http://www.feministfrequency.com

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  • Tropes vs. Women: #3 The Smurfette Principle

    by Feminist Frequency Published 2 years ago

    The Smurfette Principle was named two decades ago by Katha Pollitt, when she noticed that there were a disproportionate amount of male characters in programming aimed at young people. Even in adult programming, when women do appear in the primary cast of a television show or movie, they are usually alone in a group of men. Sadly, this trope has made its way into the 21st century. For a full transcript visit: http://www.feministfrequency.com/2011/04/tropes-vs-women-3-the-smurfette-principle/ Check out Nostalgia Chick's video on the Smurfette Principle - http://blip.tv/file/3122155 Also, be sure to check out the Smurfs episode where Smurfette is created! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCnj5Vk-1V0

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  • Tropes vs. Women: #2 Women in Refrigerators

    by Feminist Frequency Published 2 years ago

    This is the second of a six part series created for Bitch Magazine - http://bitchmagazine.org Women in Refrigerators is a trope identified by comic book fan (and now comic book writer) Gail Simone because she was sick of seeing "superheroines who have been either depowered, raped, or cut up and stuck in the refrigerator."

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  • Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch is a Steaming Pile of Sexist Crap

    by Feminist Frequency Published 2 years ago

    As soon as I saw the trailer for Sucker Punch I correctly guessed that it would be another adolescent boy fantasy masquerading as a pseudo-female-empowerment film. What I was surprised about however was how the mainstream media and the blog-o-sphere called Zach Snyder out on his disaster of a movie. Visit http://www.feministfrequency.com for links.

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  • Tropes vs. Women: #1 The Manic Pixie Dream Girl

    by Feminist Frequency Published 2 years ago

    This is the first of a six part series created for Bitch Magazine. Tropes vs. Women explores the reoccurring themes and representations of women in Hollywood films and TV shows. The Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a cute, bubbly, young (usually white) woman who has recently entered the life of our brooding hero to teach him how to loosen up and enjoy life. While that might sound all well and good for the man, this trope leaves women as simply there to support the star on his journey of self discovery with no real life of her own. For a full transcript visit: http://www.feministfrequency.com/2011/03/tropes-vs-women-1-the-manic-pixie-dream-girl/

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    Feminism in Focus - Anita Sarkeesian

    by Feminist Frequency Published 2 years ago
    ajonas writes:

    Part 1 of our nist.tv WAM it Yourself event - Feminism in Focus: Interviews with Feminist Video Creators.

    Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency talks about what got her started creating a video blog about feminism and pop culture, what inspires her, and how she works.

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