Tag Archives: Bechdel Test

Seven Feminist Calls to Action

June 25th, 2019

In our fight to counter the unacceptable inequality that plagues the film industry, there are a number of measures we can each take. Let’s start by calling an ace an ace: the Bechdel Test is a joke. Literally. At least it was intended as one when first presented in the 1980s as a quip by […]

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How To Be An Active, And Activist, Film Spectator

April 9th, 2019

It’s an overwhelming time to be an activist. Everybody’s requesting campaign donations, signatures for petitions and phone calls to Congress. There are meetings, marches and peaceful protests to attend. There are pins to wear, MONEY TO STAMP and justice to be served. It’s exhausting, not to mention a whole lot of work. Fortunately, there’s a […]

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When Boys Write Girls: A Lesson in Gender Appropriation

February 14th, 2019

There’s been much ado on the topic of CULTURAL APPROPRIATION in storytelling –often regarding the debate, “should a White person write a story about a Black person’s experience?” In a similar vein we might question the issue of gender appropriation, i.e. should a man write a story about a woman’s experience? There are strong arguments […]

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