A great post about gender inequality in fiction. For the writers out there, do your books pass the Bechdel Test?
True or false: My teenage sons love when I point out gender inequality or lack of diversity in movies to them, especially when I pause the DVD to do so.
False. They don’t love that. They roll their eyes and say, “Ugh, Mom, we get it.”
But as long as they’re in my home, I will make use of these teachable moments. As a mother of two white males, it’s my job to make sure they recognize what they might otherwise fail to see.
But I’m not here to get all preachy. I’ll save that for my sons. Instead I wanted to tell you about the Bechdel Test. Maybe you already know about it. After all, I’m a laggard. But I didn’t know the term until my social media bud, Audrey Kalman, mentioned it to me in a tweet. (Thanks, Audrey!)
The Bechdel test is an indicator of gender…
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