Tuesday, May 18, 2010
This blog is a project for my science fiction, but I'm hoping it will also contribute positively to the online conversation about feminism and genre media. I'm going to be posting a few times a week, and each post is going to be an overview of a particular movie or TV show and its treatment of women.
Something I'll mention in probably every review is the Bechdel Test. In short, for a movie to pass, it has to have at least two female characters, who talk to each other, about something besides a guy. It's from a comic called Dykes to Watch Out For, and as a friend of mine points out every time I mention it, it's not a very high standard. Even so, a lot of the movies that pass it only barely do.
Anyway, while I've already got a fairly lengthy list of films and shows to discuss, I'd love to get some additional ideas. So let me know if you have any suggestions.