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Bechdel Test Adopted by Swedish Theaters

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A Bechdel Test approval certificate now in use at select Swedish theaters

People are sounding off around the internet after four Swedish movie theaters announced last week that they had adopted the Bechdel Test as a new rating for gender bias in their programming. 

Famously invented by graphic novelist Alison Bechdel in 1985, the test checks for gender bias by asking that a film satisfies all of three points:

  1. That the film has at least two women in it,
  2. Who talk to each other,
  3. About a topic other than a man.

An article in the Guardian reports that the move was supported by the publicly-funded Swedish Film Institute, and mentions several notable blockbusters that fail the test. 

More mentions over at Bitch Media and Fast Company.

Does your favorite film pass the test? Check over here.

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