The Bechdel Test Rules

Do you know about The Bechdel Test? I talk about it in my media studies classes a great deal. It’s a handy (and disturbing) measure of how many (and, actually, how few) movies feature women characters in substantive roles.

This is a great post that will give you some background on The Bechdel Test and a rationale for why it is so relevant.

Charlie Jane Anders on the importance of The Bechdel Test.

Aren’t you glad you read that?

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