Friday, June 03, 2011

The Bechdel Test for women in movies

This is simple and rather disturbing. Once seen, it cannot be unseen. The Bechdel Test is going to be something I think about whenever I see a film from now on.

The three questions are, in a movie:
1. Are there two or more women and do they have names?
2. Do they talk to each other?
3. Do they talk to each other about something other than a man?

Consciousness raising happens when you least expect it.

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