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    Women & 'Game of Thrones': How 'Breaker of Chains' Broke the Bechdel Test

    In this new semi-weekly series, we examine the roles of women on "Game of Thrones" and what their portrayal tells us about the larger picture.

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    Putting Money on the Bechdel Test (GRAPHS)

    The Bechdel test has proven an intriguing -- if far from wholly accurate -- method of figuring out a film's level of female character development. Are there two women in a given film? Do they talk to each other -- and about something other than men? In a fascinating piece on FiveThirtyEight, the Bec...

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    Does It Matter If the Bechdel Test "Fails" Feminist Films?

    Swedish theaters' decisions to rate movies according to the female-focused metric revives the debate over how to measure the presence of women in film.

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    Sweden Introduces Feminist Movie Ratings

    Instead of violence or profanity, a new system in Sweden rates moves according to whether female characters talk about something other than men.

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