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Tag: 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.

Interstellar dir. by

Some time in the near future a blight hits earth. At first it hits the wheat and then spreads to…

Spirit Gate by

Crossroads #1 Once The Hundred was a place of peace and safety. The Guardians delivered justice and the reeves flew…

The Scorpio Races by

First read in August 2012, reread Oct 2014 as part of this year’s RIP reading1 . Near the village of…

Sacred Scars by

A resurrection of magic : Book 2 If you haven’t read book one, Skin Hunger, then be warned, this follows…

Chimes at Midnight by

An October Daye novel ; # 7 Part of my RIP IX reading. Goblin fruit is a pleasant drug for…

The Night Watch by

Starting in 1947 The Night Watch tells the story, in reverse chronology, of various people in and around London during…

Ascension by

A Tangled Axon novel : #1 Part of my Diverse Universe reading. Alanna Quick is a sky-surgeon and she loves…

Ashes of Honor by

The October Daye series # 6 My first book for this year’s RIP challenge1 It has been almost a year…

God’s War by

Bel Dame Apocrypha #1 Originally read August 2011 – Reread August 2014 Okay, this book seriously rewards a reread. I…

One Salt Sea by

An October Daye Novel ; 5. Generalised spoiler warning in effect for the first four books, because, well obviously. Toby…

Late Eclipses by

The fourth October Daye novel. If you haven’t read any of the previous books in this series then this review…

An artificial night by

An October Daye novel #3 Originally read for the Once Upon a Time VI challenge, 18th May 2012 reread for…

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