background preloader

Bechdel test

Bechdel test
The Bechdel test (/ˈbɛkdəl/ BEK-dəl) asks whether a work of fiction features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man. The requirement that the two women must be named is sometimes added. Only about half of all films meet these requirements, according to user-edited databases and the media industry press. The test is used as an indicator for the active presence of women in films and other fiction, and to call attention to gender inequality in fiction due to sexism.[1] Also known as the Bechdel-Wallace test,[2] the test is named after the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel, in whose comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For it first appeared in 1985. Bechdel credited the idea to a friend, Liz Wallace, and to the writings of Virginia Woolf. History[edit] Gender portrayal in popular fiction[edit] Female and male characters in film, according to four studies The Bechdel test[edit] The white woman acknowledges that the idea is pretty strict, but good. Application[edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bechdel_test

Related:  13/2/7 - 00Fun HomeOther

Review: Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home” A graphic novel and memoir, Fun Home is beautifully rendered and profoundly nuanced. Click through to read my thoughts and interpretation of the novel. In Fun Home, Alison Bechdel remembers and reframes her childhood experience of a closeted gay father and her complicated relationship with her parents, a relationship that is marked most noticeably by its coldness and distance. Bechdel produces this same dynamic of distance and absence throughout the graphic novel in the referential and literary quality of her narration, in her self-conscious reflective voice that frequently creeps into the realm of the self-referential, and in the images she forges that visualize this distance that characterizes her childhood memory.

Acorn 5, a great Mac OS X picture and photo editor, built for humans. Are there differences between the Direct and App Store versions of Acorn? Yes, there are some small differences. Make sure to check out our larger FAQ for all the gory details. Duke's Fun Home controversy, explained Duke University, like many colleges, recommends that all incoming freshmen read the same book over the summer before they arrive. This year's choice was Fun Home, an acclaimed 2006 graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic is a memoir about Bechdel's family that deals with, among other subjects, her sexual orientation as well as that of her father, a closeted funeral home director. It was released to lavish praise from critics and was recently adapted into an award-winning musical.

18 comics that explain how to be creative when your family and self-doubt get in the way. I love being inspired. Feeling inspired sends a pulse of golden energy through my body. And with it comes a buzz of flittering excitement. All images used with permission from Sara Zimmerman at Unearthed Comics. Like a wave, inspired creative energy brings with it a notion of hope, creativity, optimism, imagination, endless possibilities, and purpose. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel ShareThis Fun Home by Alison Bechdel Review by Derik Badman If superheroes dominate the “mainstream” of comics, then autobiographical comics are the dominant genre of the “independents.” From R.

The Classic CKLW Page - CKLW Lists from Mark Pattison CKLW Lists from Mark Pattison Mark Pattison wrote: A friend told me yesterday he stumbled onto your site. 40 Ways to Use Time Wisely “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” ~Annie Dillard Time. It is arguably our most valuable commodity. Unlike treasured gems, precious metals, and any other prized possessions, time can’t be hoarded, collected, earned, or bought with hard work, money, dignity, or our soul. It slips away whether or not we choose to pack meaning into it.

Nymphalis antiopa Nymphalis antiopa, known as the Mourning Cloak in North America and the Camberwell Beauty in Britain, is a large butterfly native to Eurasia and North America. See also Anglewing butterflies. The immature form of this species is sometimes known as the spiny elm caterpillar.[1] Other older names for this species include Grand Surprise and White Petticoat. A powerful flier, this species is sometimes found in areas far from its usual range during migration. These butterflies have a life-span of 11 to 12 months, one of the most extensive life-spans for any butterfly.[2]

How to make your money last until age 100 Let's suppose that you -- or your spouse or partner -- live to age 100. Will your money last that long? You don't want to experience "money death" before leaving this planet for good. Even if you don't live to be 100, it's smart to make sure your retirement income will last a long time, because there's a good chance you'll make it to your 90s. Sirolimus Sirolimus was isolated for the first time in 1972 by Suren Sehgal and colleagues from samples of Streptomyces hygroscopicus found on Easter Island.[6][7] The compound was originally named rapamycin after the native name of the island, Rapa Nui.[5] Sirolimus was initially developed as an antifungal agent. However, this use was abandoned when it was discovered to have potent immunosuppressive and antiproliferative properties due to its ability to inhibit mTOR. It was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in September 1999 and is marketed under the trade name Rapamune by Pfizer (formerly by Wyeth).

What Happens When We All Live to 100? For millennia, if not for eons—anthropology continuously pushes backward the time of human origin—life expectancy was short. The few people who grew old were assumed, because of their years, to have won the favor of the gods. The typical person was fortunate to reach 40. Beginning in the 19th century, that slowly changed. Since 1840, life expectancy at birth has risen about three months with each passing year. In 1840, life expectancy at birth in Sweden, a much-studied nation owing to its record-keeping, was 45 years for women; today it’s 83 years.

Related: