You know how, when you get pregnant, you suddenly start noticing pregnant women and babies everywhere? That’s how I’m feeling with The Bechdel Test this week.
Even though it was created in 1985, I’d never heard about it until ten days ago, but now it seems to be, well… all over the media!
It’s not a perfect test, but it does make you think about how women are portrayed on-screen and in books. And it turns out the Swedish government are taking it to heart and considering a proposal that all films released in that country now carry a Bechdel rating.
Click Here to read an article on Sweden’s decision in this week’s Independent newspaper.