The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies

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The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies#1
Posted: 6/11/10 at 4:14pm
1. Are there two named female characters in the movie?
2. Do they have a conversation with each other?
3. Is the conversation about something other than men?
The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
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The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies#2
Posted: 6/11/10 at 4:22pm
Informative and sad.
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The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies#2
Posted: 6/11/10 at 4:23pm
I love Allison.

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The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies#3
Posted: 6/13/12 at 12:31pm
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
Updated On: 6/13/12 at 12:31 PM
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The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies#4
Posted: 6/13/12 at 12:33pm
I think that's a pretty unrealistic test. Why would anyone want to watch two women talk about anything?
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies#5
Posted: 6/13/12 at 1:56pm
I looooove Anita's videos. She manages to talk about things in a really direct, relatable way. The kind of threats and attacks she's currently receiving for her Kickstarter are just beyond disgusting.
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The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies#6
Posted: 6/19/12 at 5:55pm
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
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The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies#7
Posted: 6/19/12 at 11:42pm
That? Was very cool. Thanks.
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The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies#8
Posted: 6/20/12 at 12:12am
Jay Smooth is awesome.
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The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies#9
Posted: 6/20/12 at 12:20am
I think I'm more of a gamer than a lot of people on here, so I can attest to the amount of sexism (and homophobia and racism and general bullying) in the video game community. It's really bad. And it's coming to some sort of head.
"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
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The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies#10
Posted: 6/20/12 at 1:08am
I'm also a gamer, and I spend a lot of time reading, discussing, and commenting on these issues. The sort of bigotry that runs rampant through the community is really disturbing. It really is seen a some sort of final bastion for white male players to act however they want. And I think Kad is correct that it's really starting to come to a head. We're really starting to see a marked public refusal to abide this kind of behavior in venues that people listen to.

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