Bechdel Test Post #1

GLEE EPISODE #21: FUNK

Bechdel Test for Women

1. It has two or more women in it (with names)

2. At least two women talk to each-other: Quinn Fabray and Mercedes Jones

3. Quinn and Mercedes talk to one-another about funk, how it feels to be overweight and Mercedes offers a place for Quinn to live.

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Bechdel Test for Men

1. It has two or more men in it (with names)

2. At least two men talk to each-other: Will Schuester and Principal Figgins, Puck and Finn, Will Schuester and Kurt

3. Will Schuester and Kurt talk about Sue Sylvester. However – he does have several other conversations about non-female subjects.

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Bechdel Test for Race

1. It has two or more people of color in it (with names)

2. Two minorities do not talk to one another

3. N/A

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This Glee episode PASSES the female test, PASSES the male test and DOES NOT pass the Bechdel Test for Race.

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JUSTIFIED EPISODE #9: HATLESS

Bechdel Test for Women

1. It does have more than two women in it (with names): Winona Hawkins and Gwen the waitress

2. No women talk to each-other

3. N/A

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Bechdel Test for Men

1. It has two or more men in it (with names)

2. At least two men talk to each-other: Raylan Givens talks to several male characters

3. Raylan has several discussions with men throughout the episode.

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Bechdel Test for Race

1. It has two or more people of color in it (with names)

2. Two minorities do not talk to one another

3. N/A

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This episode of Justified DOES NOT pass the female test, PASSES the male test and DOES NOT pass the Bechdel Test for Race.


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JUSTIFIED EPISODE #10: THE HAMMER

Bechdel Test for Women

1. It does NOT have more than two women in it (with names)

2. No women talk to each-other

3. N/A

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Bechdel Test for Men

1. It has two or more men in it (with names)

2. At least two men talk to each-other: Raylan Givens talks to several male characters – his boss, a judge, criminals, co-workers

3. Raylan has several discussions with men throughout the episode – none of them are about women.

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Bechdel Test for Race

1. It has only one person of color with a name

2. Two minorities do not talk to one another

3. N/A

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This episode of Justified DOES NOT pass the female test, PASSES the male test and DOES NOT pass the Bechdel Test for Race.

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JUSTIFIED EPISODE #11: VETERANS

Bechdel Test for Women

1. It does have more than two women in it (with names)

2. No women talk to each-other

3. N/A

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Bechdel Test for Men

1. It has two or more men in it (with names)

2. At least two men talk to each-other: Raylan Givens talks to several characters – his boss, his father, criminals, co-workers

3. Raylan has several discussions with men throughout the episode – none of them are about women.

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Bechdel Test for Race

1. It has one character of color with no name

2. Two minorities do not talk to one another

3. N/A

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This episode of Justified DOES NOT pass the female test, PASSES the male test and DOES NOT pass the Bechdel Test for Race.

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THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME #11: FEAR THE HUNTERS

Bechdel Test for Women

1. It does have more than two women in it (with names)

2. No women talk to each-other

3. N/A

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Bechdel Test for Men

1. It has two or more men in it (with names)

2. At least two men talk to each-other: Rick is the main male protagonist and he talks with several of the male and female characters throughout the volume.

3. Rick has several discussions with men throughout the volume – only three of them are about women.

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Bechdel Test for Race

1. It has four characters of color with names

2. Two minorities DO talk to each-other

3. First they talk about a missing white man – and then they talk about the weather.

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This volume of The Walking Dead DOES NOT pass the female test, PASSES the male test and just barely PASSES the Bechdel Test for Race.

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About tinyheroes

Mindy Crouchley is a 33 year old woman with a degree in English and Technical Writing from Portland State University. She has accumulated three+ years experience in the Marketing and Communications field - with an emphasis on creating digital media content. She has been reading comic books since she was 10 years old. She currently lives in outer southeast Portland with her spouse Dan Robertson, her baby girl, and their dog - Jabba the pug. She spends her free time devouring books, crafting cosplay, video gaming, attending comic cons, writing stories/screenplays, attending book to film adaptation club meetings, volunteering, and watching copious amounts of TV and movies.

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