Category archive: Bechdel Test

Trope: The Singular Woman

I seem to be focused on tropes today. I just read a 1972 science fiction story, by a male author,... (More...)


I just watched the movie Tomorrowland, and I'm surprised I haven't seen more people posting about it. It's the story... (More...)

The Lonely Goatherd and the Bechdel test

I wrote this the other day for a discussion of (among other things) works that do and don't pass the... (More...)

Women in _Whiteout_

Finally watched the movie of Whiteout last night. It's a thriller set in Antarctica, in which US Marshal Carrie Stetko... (More...)

My WorldCon schedule

I'll be arriving in London on Wednesday morning; Mary Anne and I will spend the day hanging out and battling... (More...)

Assorted updates

I feel like I haven't posted a general life update here in ages. Partly that's because I have half a... (More...)

Wordless "conversations" and the Bechdel test

There was a link the other day (from a non-public Facebook post) to a blog post about Pacific Rim and... (More...)


My favorite movie that I watched in 2010 (and there was some tough competition!) was Tangled, which I saw in... (More...)

More on female characters in fiction

A couple of weeks ago, I read a particularly long run of submissions with particularly unfortunate anti-woman aspects. All sorts... (More...)

A few notes on women in fiction

tacityhydra just mentioned the Mo Movie Measure in passing; I was going to post this comment in response to that... (More...)