Feminist Frequency Radio

Feminist Frequency Radio is coming for your media. Each week, Anita Sarkeesian, Carolyn Petit, and Ebony Aster bring you dispatches from the pop culture wars and invite you to listen in on their entertaining, stimulating, take-no-prisoners conversations about the latest films, games, and tv. They’ll be bringing their distinctly different feminist perspectives to the mix as they celebrate and critique it all. With special guests from all over the feminist media sphere, an assortment of great bonus segments, and your questions keeping them on their toes, Feminist Frequency Radio is there to help you dig deeper into the things you love. Warning: Feminist Frequency Radio may significantly enhance your media experience. Join our community at Patreon.com/femfreq Feminist Frequency Radio is powered by Simplecast



episode 9: 09 FREQing Out Over the Whimsical Fish Man’s Deal

This week on Feminist Frequency Radio, Guillermo del Toro’s latest film The Shape of Water divides the crew! Find out which of us were seduced by the film’s tender love story and which of us have no souls as we contemplate just what it means to fall in love with a fish man. (This discussion may involve Ebony busting out one of her patented Hater Rants.) We also talk about prominent women criticizing the #MeToo movement and examine what last week’s Aziz Ansari story says about our cultural expectations around romantic and sexual encounters. We round things out with a look at the trans-centric web series Her Story and a round of What’s Your Deal? Also, the podcast faces its most vital question yet: Should What’s Your Deal change its name to What’s Your FREQout? Help us decide!


Entertainment News: 5:07-15:35

The Shape of Water: 15:37-32:47

Her Story (web series): 32:51-45:53

What’s Your Deal?/Wrap-Up: 45:53-57:54

Referenced in this episode:

Margaret Atwood op-ed: Am I a bad feminist? https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/am-i-a-bad-feminist/article37591823/

News story about French letter denouncing #MeToo: http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/10/europe/catherine-deneuve-france-letter-metoo-intl/index.html

Babe story about Aziz Ansari: https://babe.net/2018/01/13/aziz-ansari-28355

Her Story web series: herstoryshow.com

Saladin Ahmed’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/saladinahmed

Comics: Lizz Winstead and Laurie Kilmartin


 2018-01-17  57m