About

Feminist Frequency is a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. The video series was created by Anita Sarkeesian in 2009 and largely serves as an educational resource to encourage critical media literacy and provide resources for media makers to improve their works of fiction.

Feminist Frequency is a 501(c)3 non profit charity and all videos are available on YouTube to watch and share for free without any advertising. These educational videos are made possible by generous donations from viewers.

Team

Anita Sarkeesian is a media critic and the creator of Feminist Frequency, a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Her work focuses on deconstructing the stereotypes and tropes associated with women in popular culture as well as highlighting issues surrounding the targeted harassment of women in online and gaming spaces.  Anita earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies at California State University Northridge and her Master’s degree in Social and Political Thought at York University.

Anita lectures and presents at universities, conferences and game development studios internationally. She’s been a presenter and panelist at various fan, media and technology conferences and has also facilitated and taught multi-day filmmaking workshops.  She has been interviewed and featured in publications such as Forbes, Wired, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Her videos are freely available via the Feminist Frequency YouTube channel and widely serve as educational tools in high school and university classrooms.

Anita was the recipient of the 2014 Game Developers Choice Ambassador Award, she was given a 2013 honorary award from National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers and was nominated for Microsoft’s 2014 Women in Games Ambassador Award.

She is currently an adviser to Silverstring Media and has served as a judge for the Games for Change Awards.

Click here for Anita’s Media Kit including short bio and headshots.

 

Jonathan McIntosh serves as producer and co-writer on Feminist Frequency’s Tropes vs Women in Video Games web series. Jonathan is a pop culture hacker and transformative storyteller. He has been remixing mass media narratives for critical purposes since before the invention of YouTube. Everything he makes is freely available on the internet to view, share and remix. His viral remix videos “Buffy vs Edward” and “Donald Duck meets Glenn Beck” have been featured and discussed by major media publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, WIRED, and on National Public Radio. His online videos have been recommended by Roger Ebert and celebrated by Lawrence Lessig, while Glenn Beck has said of Jonathan’s work “It is some of the best, well made propaganda I’ve ever seen”.

Jonathan has given lectures and facilitated workshops around the world focusing on remix video, transformative storytelling, fair use and critical media literacy. Recently, he’s given presentations at Transmedia Hollywood, Interactive Arts and Media at Columbia College, Festival de Cine Global Dominicano in Santo Domingo, Ars Electronica Symposium IV in Linz Austria and Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona in Spain. Over the past several years he’s been a regular speaker and workshop leader at the Open Video Conference in New York City.

His remix and HTML5 video works are often included on course syllabi and screened in classrooms by educational and media literacy organizations. As an advisory board member at New Media Rights, Jonathan is an outspoken advocate of the fair use doctrine.

Interviews

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2013

2012

Pre-2012