As of late I'm seeing a lot of complaints about movies not passing the completely useless and overly strict Bechdel test. If people aren't aware of what this "test" is it's some weird test that feminists came up with to decide if movies are perfect or not something like that I don't know. Nor do I care. Because I assure you it's utterly stupid. For a movie to pass the test it has to have the following:
- At least two female characters
- Who have a conversation
- And it can't be about men
Yeah that's the test. So obviously a lot of movies fail this test. Ironically a lot of movies that feminists crap their pants over fail this test. For instance you hear feminists go on and on about something like The Notebook. I haven't seen that one but I would be willing to bet it doesn't pass that test. I can't even think of one episode of Hannibal that passes that test because even when two women are talking it's usually about Hannibal or barring that Will. Yet there are feminists out the ass in the fandom praising that show for "strong female characters" except for Freddie who they hate for no reason. Most of the shows the feminists watch would never in any way pass this test because the main characters are men. Doctor Who, Supernatural, Sherlock, shit like that. Yet what do you see them go the most crazy for? Well those TV shows. In fact they demand more MEN in those shows because they are overly obsessed with men being gay and totally fucking each other because that's, entertainment, but women doing this isn't. Unless it's for the pleasure of other women. Men aren't allowed to like this. As on tumblr it's okay for women to want lesbians as well. Men can't. General rule of thumb is "EVERYTHING MEN LIKE IS BAD" so keep that in mind.
Ironically, you know what does pass the Bechdel test the majority of the time? Lesbian pornography. Who is against porn more than anyone in the universe? Feminists. So that's really funny when you think about it. The greatest movies of all time, that are even praised by them don't qualify to pass this test, not even by a mile. So why do they even have it? I have no actual idea to be honest. Maybe it's because they have to PROVE they are oppressed, by complaining about movies/TV shows they already watch/like? I looked into this and apparently the first origin of this test was some kind of comic strip from the 1980's? Starring lesbians not surprisingly.
The comic is called "Dykes To Watch Out For" which ones again is a perfect example of how they are allowed to use that word but literally no one else is for any reason. In any case, if you ask me this is really more supposed to be a joke. As in if I were to personally read this I'd chuckle and move on, well at least back in the day. Right now I would role my eyes and explain why it's stupid. In any case, some how this stupid thing became some kind of great master rule for deciding what the hell is a good movie and what the hell isn't.
The website bechdeltest.com is a user-edited database of some 4,500 films classified by whether or not they pass the test, with the added requirement that the women must be named characters. As of April 2015, it listed 58% of these films as passing all three of the test's requirements, 10% as failing one, 22% as failing two, and 10% as failing all three.
According to Mark Harris of Entertainment Weekly, if passing the test were mandatory, it would have jeopardized half of the 2009 Academy Award for Best Picture nominees. The news website Vocativ, when subjecting the top-grossing films of 2013 to the Bechdel test, concluded that roughly half of them passed (although some dubiously) and the other half failed.
I am not exactly sure why this test exists or why any feminists are even complaining things don't pass especially when they, themselves consume tons and tons of media on purpose (that they also claim to greatly enjoy) while also complaining that everything is sexist. Kind of how they all watched Hannibal but in season two yelled at Bryan Fuller for being a sexist asshole while continuing to watch the show. Unfortunately for me (and fortunately for them) he actually listened like a dumbass and changed the show to suit them which ruined the show and proves that the Bechdel test is for people who don't know jack shit about good story telling or a good film.
At the end of the day, this test only exists for one reason it gives these ladies a way to bitch about something that they really in no way intend to change.