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The Bechdel Test is a test adapted from the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (it goes by other names, including the Mo Movie Measure, Bechdel's law and the Bechdel/Wallace Test). In the strip in question, one of the characters is talking about how she only goes to see movies if they meet the following criteria:

1. It has to have at least two women in it,
2. Who talk to each other,
3. About something besides a man.


Apparently, this has become something of a litmus test in certain circles for determining whether a movie, book, play, etc. has a non-sexist portrayal of women. Particularly, as Charlie Stross points out inhis blog about the test, you expand the last point to "about something besides men or marriage or babies"

This way to the Teal Deer Enclosure )
dunmurderin: A clownfish, orange and white, with a banner saying he is NOT a Combaticon!  So no one mistakes him for one, y'know? (Default)
If I hear one more person refer to fanfic as something that is only acceptable if it's a beginning writer using fanfic as a way to practice for 'real' writing, I'm gonna smack a bitch.
Rant Ahoy! )
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Big Important Read This First Note: This post is a response to a post made by LadyStarscream in her LJ. The big blocks that are in italics are her words, everything else is my usual long-windedness. Long story short, I largely agree with what she says, but...well, you can read the 'but' bits all through this biyatch.

Dreadmoon error fixed, thanks Devi and Luna!

Response to LadyStarscream. Very long and windy; all about fanfics )

Edited to fix italics.
dunmurderin: A clownfish, orange and white, with a banner saying he is NOT a Combaticon!  So no one mistakes him for one, y'know? (Default)
Joss Whedon delivering a speech, accepting recognition from Equality Now in May 2006.

Late Night Ranting Below )

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