I have recently discovered the Bechdel test. It is a measure of movies and how central females are in them. It measures if:
According to Neda Ulaby, the test still resonates because “it articulates something often missing in popular culture: not the number of women we see on screen, but the depth of their stories, and the range of their concerns.”
You can find movies that passed the test here.
I liked the measure because I am very irritated every time an important politician or other person who is female is interviewed and they mention her clothes, make-up, if she’s a mother, but never with men. I have now found out there is a test for that too, the Finkbeiner test. I mean everyone understands that the obituary here is of a woman: “X made a mean beef stroganoff, followed X’s pertner from job to job and took eight years off from work to raise three children.” It’s not that easy to understand that she was a world famous rocket scientist…