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Bechdel Test

Claire Fallon

12 Amazing Books That Pass The Bechdel Test

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.18.2014 | Books

Belle, Divergent, and The Other Woman passed it. The Avengers and A Million Ways to Die in the West, not so much. The Bechdel Test, proposed by cartoo...

Why Women in Film Matter

Vivian Norris | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Without women's stories, we see only half of our world. Without women filmmakers showing us what it really means to be a woman within what has long been a patriarchal society, we cannot appreciate the many struggles women have experienced, nor the sweetness of the victories won.

70 Percent of Real Women Fail the Bechdel Test

Reductress | Posted 05.28.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

This post originally appeared on Reductress.com. When asked if they had at least two female friends who they talk to about something besides men, Y...

The One Problem With 'The Lego Movie'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment

"The Lego Movie" wasn't entirely perfect -- even though it grossed $400 million like no big deal. It could have represented women better, "The Lego Mo...

Dear Hollywood, Women Make You Better Movies And More Money

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 04.02.2014 | Women

Even though most moviegoers are female, Hollywood still seems to have a major woman problem. Whether it's directing, writing or acting -- roles for wo...

Why Vampire Academy Is Different From Other YA Movies

Mark Waters | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Waters

You've probably heard of the Bechdel test, which evaluates movies based on three simple questions. It's shocking how few Hollywood releases can actually answer those three questions with a "Yes."

This Graph Proves Everyone Loses When Hollywood Is Sexist

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

It's no secret that women are underrepresented in Hollywood. From "The Wolf Of Wall Street" to "Star Trek Into Darkness," many films lack developed f...

Putting Kids' Shows to the Bechdel Test

Kayla Williams | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents
Kayla Williams

Earlier this year, I heard about the Bechdel test. It wasn't long before I started thinking about the shows my kids watch and wondering how they would perform on a modified version of it.

It's a Man's World at the Movies

Nina Burleigh | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Nina Burleigh

Most real men aren't heroic global fugitives, any more than are most women. So why do they get the fantasy, and we not? Maybe if more women wrote and directed movies we'd have more interesting women doing more interesting things onscreen.

Sweden's New Movie-Rating System Is Pure Genius

Posted 11.07.2013 | Women

Want to make sure your next movie night involves a film that actually treats women like real people? Take a cue from Sweden. Some Swedish cinemas ...

Colorado Native's Screenplay Becomes Full-Length Feature Film

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 07.30.2013 | Denver

A young Colorado native had her first screenplay made into a full-length feature film released last week, and she did it with a crew full of women and...

The Year of the Woman and the Hefty Burden of Making Choices

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 02.10.2013 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

The behavior of a woman who appears on the public stage can be counted on to provoke a contentious referendum on the state of women in general. Is this good for women?

Taking On TV Critic Groupthink And TV's Lack Of Bold Sci-Fi

Maureen Ryan | Posted 08.17.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

I'm going to watch the final season of "Fringe." I wasn't really a fan of the overall storyline the Fox show pursued in Season 4; in the end, it didn't ultimately have the emotional resonance or cumulative power of Seasons 2 and 3.

Where All my Ladies at in the Microbudget, Independent Filmmaking Revolution?

Vera Miao | Posted 06.03.2012 | Women
Vera Miao

Hollywood has taught me a lot of hard realities about who really gets to tell what stories.