This is a link to the wikipedia page of the Bechdel test. It’s a pretty well-known metric to gauge how “women-friendly” a piece of art is (I believe it has traditionally been applied to movies) by seeing if a film satisfies 3 requirements;
- It has at least two women in it
- that talk to each other
- about something other than a man.
We haven’t talked about pop culture a lot in class, but I think it’s an interesting heuristic to both use for criticism of art/culture and to critique in and of itself. It’s always shocking to me how many things I encounter culturally that don’t pass it.