Tag Archives: passes the Bechdel Test

The Bechdel test comes from a comic by Alice Bechdel, in which two characters discuss female characters and how shows revolve around men. In order to pass the test a book/film/etc must pass three simple rules:
It has to have at least two women in it
Who talk to each other
About something besides a man
It doesn’t mean that the things is good by default or anything, so a good film may not pass the test while a brutal book may. It’s just an indication of the role of women in the media.

The Book Thief

At the end of the nineteen thirties in Germany a little girl travelled with her mother and brother on the train. The children were being sen [...]

Year of wonders

The year is 1665 and Anna Frith is a widow at only 18 years of age. She has two young sons to support and she works hard. Life in a small vi [...]

Pegasus and the new Olympians

I am miles and miles and miles away from being obsessive and compulsive, yet I do have a completion-ist streak in me. That is the only excus [...]

The Ransom of Dond

Illustrated by Pam Smy Darra lives on the island of Inniscaul is a small island off the coast of Eriu, or Ireland. And it is her fate to be [...]

A Natural history of Dragons

A memoir by Lady Trent Lady Trent, as all know, is the world’s pre-eminent dragon naturalist. This is her story of how she became that [...]

The Ghost Bride

Li Lan is seventeen. Her mother died of smallpox when she was very young, her father was so scarred by the disease at the same time that he [...]

Thorn

A retelling of The Goose Girl story. Princess Alyrra has not has a happy life. Growing up in fear of her brother and trying to stay on her m [...]

The Bone Knife

You can get this one free if you’d like to try it. See Khanani’s site for links The Bone Knife is a short story, and to me it fe [...]

Sunbolt

Book 1 of The Sunbolt ChroniclesI chose this for my Diverse Universe reading because I liked the cover that I saw posted over on BookLust so [...]
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