The Bechdel Test

18 May 2010

It’s so simple.  It’s so shocking.  Three easy rules to watch for when viewing films and thinking about women’s place onscreen — originally framed in Alison Bechdel’s “Dykes to Watch Out For,” way back in 1985, yet we’re still counting those films on our fingers.

One Response to “The Bechdel Test”

  1. […] In January of 2011 I picked up Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home and could not put it down except to post an ecstatic comment about how good it was. It quickly became the book I most frequently handed out as gifts to my friends. Bechdel, the cartoonist best known for her strip “Dykes to Watch Out For,” as well as for her minimum-standard feminist criteria for seeing a film, subsequently termed The Bechdel Test. […]

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