Bechdel Test Reveals Gender Inequality in Movies

The Bechdel Test is a relatively well known test that assesses whether a movie acknowledges that women exist. The requirement is simple, Are there two or more women in it and do they have names? Do they talk to each other? And do they talk to each other about something other then a man? the fact that so many movies fail to meet these requirements is an indicator that women are over objectified in movies. This objectifying of women can be traced back to the 1940s when movies and TV shows first became popularized and predominatly displayed a damsel in distress surrounded by men taking action and fixing things


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