These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Feminist Frequency as Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2009 by Anita Sarkeesian, Feminist Frequency is a not-for-profit site that analyzes the media’s relationship to gender, race, and sexuality and advocates for “inclusive and representative media.” According to their about page, in 2020, they “established the industry’s first Games and Online Harassment Hotline, a text-based support resource for people who struggle from abuse, burnout, depression, and more.”
Funded by / Ownership
Feminist Frequency is a 501c3 non-profit charity that is funded through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Feminist Frequency hosts videos and commentary analyzing portrayals of women in popular culture with a current focus on harassment in gaming. Articles and headlines rarely use loaded emotional language, such as this Gender Breakdown of Games in 2020. The website also features a list of resources, such as Feminism 101, which offers definitions and explanations for what feminism is and isn’t. All articles reviewed were properly sourced.
Generally, the content is factual and holds a left-center bias in positions.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Feminist Frequency as Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (F. Locke Siewert 1/6/2017) Updated (10/20/2022)
Last Updated on October 20, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check