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Is Passing the Bechdel Test Enough?

The Bechdel test is a simple series of questions designed to test a film for its basic level of female participation—1. Are there two named/speaking women? 2. Do they talk to each other? 3. About something other than men/a man? … Continue reading

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A Thousand Tiny Slights

I understand the desire to just ignore politics and social issues. For most of my life, I was completely ignorant of just how deep issues like racism and sexism ran in our society—part of the privilege of belonging to the … Continue reading

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When You Like Problematic Things–As a Creator

I wrote a while back about liking problematic things as a consumer—how we inevitably support problematic media because, well, we like it. Even being aware of how it’s problematic doesn’t cancel out the elements we do enjoy—and sometimes, due to … Continue reading

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