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Do Your Favorite Movies Pass the Bechdel Test?

By Abbey Clarke Nov 27, 2013

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In case you aren’t familiar, Masterminds, the Bechdel test is a test of gender bias in works of fiction. It has three parts:

1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it.

2. Who talk to each other.

3. About something besides a man.

Sounds simple, right? You’d be surprised at how many of your favorite movies fail this test! While failing this test doesn’t necessarily mean that a work is sexist, it can certainly open up conversations about women’s roles in contemporary narratives. Let’s see how Mindhut’s favorite films fare!

Tags: movies, slideshows, feminism, movies we love, gender equality, bechdel test

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Abbey Clarke

Abbey Clarke is a writer and editorial assistant living in Jersey City. She's a player on a D&D podcast called Knife Errant, wrote her senior thesis on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is working on a novel about a semi-reformed demon who runs a library. You can follow her on Twitter at @abbeybookaholic.

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