Dykeworld: Alison Bechdel wins MacArthur Foundation ‘genius’ grant


In her comic strip, “Dykes to Watch Out For,” which ran from 1983 to 2008, she offered a basic metric used to illustrate just how male-dominated the film industry actually is.

The test, which Bechdel coined in 1985 in a strip titled “The Rule,” consists of three questions which set a baseline not for gender parity, but for the simple inclusion of women in a film in any meaningful way:

1) Does it have two female characters?

2) Who talk to each other?

3) About something other than a man?


read the full article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/09/17/alison-bechdel-just-won-a-macarthur-foundation-genius-grant-shes-already-changed-the-way-we-talk-about-film/



I’ve been a fan of hers going back to the 90s and have all her DTWOF in their original cover releases. Reading her books allowed me to feel connected to a larger community.

see also: Servants to the Cause

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