Talk:Bechdel test

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Page Name - Bechdel vs. Bechdel-Wallace[edit]

Given that Alison Bechdel herself has said she wants it to be referred to as the Bechdel-Wallace test, since Wallace is the one whose idea it actually was and Bechdel was the one who publicized it through her comic, would it not be better to name the page "Bechdel-Wallace test" and have a redirect from "Bechdel test"? Likewise it should be referred to as such throughout, except where noting the alternate form. It just seems appropriate to give credit where due, especially when it's been requested by the current namesake. Felice Enellen (talk) 13:53, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

I understand why you might think that, but Wikipedia policy is to use the most commonly used name for article topics, see WP:COMMONNAME, not what the topic's creator calls it. "Bechdel test" is clearly more widely used.  Sandstein  14:00, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
Fair enough. Felice Enellen (talk) 14:09, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

Bechdell test in media[edit]

I just finished watching Archer season 7 episode 6 "Bel Pante: II" where the female characters are in a room arguing about the male characters when one of them laughs and says, "Suck it, Bechdell test". I thought this might be worth mentioning somewhere in the article JMargulies (talk) 03:13, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, that's what we call "trivia"; we try to avoid writing articles that accumulate such minor examples. See WP:TRIVIA. The place to put such mentions would be TV Tropes.  Sandstein  12:02, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

Statistics update?[edit]

I think updating the statistics on the movies that pass/fail the bechdel test on would he beneficial to this article. It seems the data currently reflects statistics from 2015 that may have been updated on the website since then.Syoung18 (talk) 05:31, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Seems like a reasonable thing to do to me. Go right ahead. Tamtrible (talk) 06:43, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

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