The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies – A Short Summary

What is the Bechdel Test and how does it work?
Three simple rules for movies to pass the Bechdel Test:

1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man
The test is explained well on feministfrequency:

The Rules are taken from a cartoon by Alison Bechdel who recently (Nov 8, 2013) commented on the Bechdel Test on her blog.

There is a Bechdel Test Movie List online. Test your movies and be amazed.

Dykes_to_Watch_Out_For_(Bechdel_test_origin)Dykes to Watch Out For

November 28, 2013:
This week the New York Film Academy posted graphics to illustrate Gender Inequality in Film. Their conclusion: “After reviewing the data, it is clear that Hollywood remains stuck in its gender bias.” Well, who would have guessed…