bechdel.io

Developer Advocate at MongoDB

I am
Joe Karlsson

PhD Student in American Studies at the University of Iowa

I am
Laurel
Carlson

We're
SIBLINGS

What is the
Bechdel Test?

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Allow us to EXPLAIN

it to you

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  1. Film includes at least TWO WOMEN

  2. Who have at least ONE CONVERSATION

  3. About something OTHER THAN A MAN OR MEN

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Before
You
Judge ...

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This is not

a perfect
test

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Your fav movie isn't bad if it doesn't pass the test

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Examines under- and misrepresentation of women in film

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Our

Origin

Story

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Check it out at

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How HECK
does it
work?

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  1. 1 ) Breaks up scenes
  2. 2) Identify gender
  3. 3) 2 or more woman in scene?
  4. 4) Did they talk about a man

1.

2.

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Lessons Learned

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Patriarchal words are deeply ingrained in our vocabulary

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Our app does not [currently] work with transgender characters

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Lots of cool opportunities
in the
DIGITAL HUMANITIES

for engineers

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Case Study:

2015 Oscar Films

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Best Picture Nominees

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Best Actress

Best Actor

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Interested in contributing?

plz chat us up!

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Developer Advocate at MongoDB


Joe Karlsson

PhD Student in American Studies at the University of Iowa

Laurel Carlson

Keep in touch!

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