Testing for Gender Equality

http://bechdeltest.com

I think this this is a wonderful normative test for how far the media is coming on gender equality. The test is simple:

1. More then two women

2. Talking two each other

3. about something other then a man

Many movies and tv shows fail this test. It is not even a good goal as it doesn’t require an equal amount of women but it does put up a mirror to the social portrayals and language we use to perpetuate inequality in role-models.

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