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Calling Films out on their Gender Bias

Heard of the Bechdel Test? It requires two things in a film:

  1. For the film to have two or more women
  2. For the two women in the film to talk to each other about something besides a man


Seems simple enough, but try applying it to a range of your favorite films and you’ll see that far too many films fail to pass. (Note: The Hunger Games passes – YAY!)

So now Sweden’s applying this to their movies – Seems like a good idea to me! Let’s call out the gender-bias that exists in our society. This is one test more of society should be taking!