Friday, June 3, 2011


Wow, you never realize what's missing until someone points it out (at least I wouldn't have). For those of you that don't like to watch youtube videos, the Bechdel test is simple. A movie, TV show, etc. passes the test if it meets the following three conditions (which are technically one condition):

* Does it have two women in it with names...
* Having a conversation...
* That is not about a man (doesn't matter if the man is a boyfriend, relative, acquaintance, plumber)?

These conditions are not onerous. The reverse-Bechdel test (two men/conversation/not about a woman) generally gets passed with flying colors.

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