Brushing up on the Bechdel-Wallace test!
Say who now? And what are they doing?
Put simply, the Bechdel-Wallace is a quick-and-dirty method of determining the gender equality of a work, first appearing in Bechdel's online comic
Dykes to Watch Out For
Although originally used for
, it's now applied to books as well.
To pass the test, a book must:
1) Have at least two women in it
2) Who talk to each other
3) About something other than a man
Not exactly an in-depth rating scale but it's a good place to start.
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Beach Reads that Pass the Bechdel-Wallace Test
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Classics that pass the test
A large part of
The Color Purple
examines Celie's relationships with other women -- her sister Nettie as well as Shug, Squeak, and others.
emphasizes romance, Jane
has meaningful friendships
with fellow student Helen and
her teacher Miss Temple.
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