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Feminist Frequency
by Critical Commons Manager

A collection of clips from Anita Sarkeesian analyzing the gender politics of commercial television

Feminist cultural critic Anita Sarkeesian produces an ongoing series of video commentaries from a feminist/fangirl perspective at FeministFrequency.com. This collection of video clips and commentaries analyze the gender politics of TV shows ranging from Roseanne, to Gossip Girl, Veronica Mars, Fringe, Glee and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

 

Not THIS Girl's Best Friend by Josh Friedman (2008) Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and its subtle subversion of the highly manufactured belief that "Diamond's are a girl's best friend."
Disrupting Sexism in the Workplace by J.J. Abrams (2008) A female FBI agent defends her emotional involvement in her work, a critique often used against women in the workplace.
A New Generation of Dude and Homophobic Language by Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk & Ryan Murphy (2009) Glee takes a look at how one father defends his gay son from homophobic language.
Veronica Mars and Feminism by Rob Thomas (2004) Examples of how the television series Veronica Mars deals critically with gender and class through humour and wit.
Roseanne Explains Male Privilege by Matt Williams (1988) Roseanne explains how male privilege gives boys a social advantage that girls don't have.
Gossip Girl: Race by Stephanie Savage & Josh Schwartz (2007) Gossip Girl is a feminist media critic's worst nightmare. The show is about rich, white, oversexed and hypersexualized New York City teens.
Gossip Girl: Class by Stephanie Savage & Josh Schwartz (2007) Gossip Girl is a feminist media critic's worst nightmare. The show is about rich, white, oversexed and hypersexualized New York City teens.
Gossip Girl: Sexual Violence by Stephanie Savage & Josh Schwartz (2007) Gossip Girl is a feminist media critic's worst nightmare. The show is about rich, white, oversexed and hypersexualized New York City teens.