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The Bechdel Test: A Gender Bias In "Modern" America

As a woman who identifies with feminism, the fact that the Bechdel Test is still so prominent a conversation topic just kills me.

What is the Bechdel test, you ask? 693 more words


Haiku Review: Take 2

Well. I’m still injured, but I’ve read six more books. I also woke up at 4:30am for reasons I do not fully understand. So here is an ill-advised Haiku Review Edition! 126 more words


The Bechdel Test

“All these relationships between women, I thought, rapidly recalling the splendid gallery of fictitious women, are too simple. … And I tried to remember any case in the course of my reading where two women are represented as friends. 563 more words

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Breakfast at Tiffany's and Fun Home: The Journey to Home

Home, as it is considered by most people, is a place to live. But home can also be an idea. It can be a symbol of identity, a storage of memories, or a sense of belonging. 1,095 more words


Books Acquired Recently

Bechdel, Alison. Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama. 2012. Boston: Mariner, 2013.

I will be teaching Bechdel’s book about her father, Fun Home… 131 more words


Pulitzer finalist 'Fun Home' to land on Broadway in spring 2015

The rumors have finally panned out, as the Public Theater’s much-heralded musical Fun Home (which got terrific notices, including one in EW) will take on the spring behemoths and open on Broadway just before Tony nominations roll out next spring. 231 more words

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Feminist Film 101: An Introduction to the Bechdel Test

There are some terms in gender film study that are integral, and one such buzzword that gets thrown around the internet a lot is the… 585 more words