The Bechdel Test

I stumbled upon this concept when reading a post about sexism in Warcraft, and now it’s stuck in my head. Basically it’s a test proposed in a 1985 comic to see how women are represented in movies (or TV, games, etc):

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

Sounds simple enough? But it’s kind of worrying when you realise how often popular culture fails the test.