Talk:Dykes to Watch Out For

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spoilers warning?[edit]

Does this article need a warning for spoilers in the character description section? Is that too ambitious? 06:59, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

It will if anyone wants to update Toni and Clarice's marital/relationship status, per the latest strip. (sob!) —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 07:18, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Rename page?[edit]

The page is currently titled Dykes to Watch out For, which isn't proper English style, and I can't find that the title is ever capitalized that way by the author. Bechdel seems to capitalize the strip as either Dykes To Watch Out For, or (occasionally) Dykes to Watch Out For; the latter is the way a title would ordinarily be capitalized in standard English. I suggest that we rename this page Dykes to Watch Out For. (That title is currently used for a redirect page, pointing to Dykes to Watch out For, but with a history--so I can't just change the page title with the 'move' command. I've requested a rename over at WP:RM.) -- Narsil 21:00, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Go for it! Thanks for pointing it out. Dkreisst 21:17, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
Makes sense to me. —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 21:24, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Page moved, per request. Cheers. -GTBacchus(talk) 23:24, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Who's Liz Wallace?[edit]

an appositive like "her friend" would be useful here. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Homunq (talkcontribs) 21:06, 8 May 2007 (UTC).

description of Sydney[edit]

"shallow and self-interested"? She's supposed to be an academic, and academia is satirized, but I think this is going way too far. (talk) 11:11, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Time and aging[edit]

Do the characters age in (roughly) real time, as in Doonesbury, or is it most like other strips where characters exist in stasis, as in Boondocks? --Mightyfastpig (talk) 22:48, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

They do age, but much slower than in real life. The strip has been going on for more than 20 years, but I don't think 20 years has passed for the characters. QuizzicalBee (talk) 18:18, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

table of DtWOF books?[edit]

Since The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For is coming out soon (mid-November?). I was wondering about changing the list of DtWOF books to something like the book table at List of Calvin and Hobbes books. Mainly i'm interested in what DtWOF strips are in which book (example: Invasion of the Dykes To Watch Out For collects DtWOF #398 to #457) --EarthFurst (talk) 21:03, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

If you've got the books at hand, go for it! It would be particularly good to note the original content at the end of each volume. —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 20:38, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

ONLY comic?[edit]

The strip was one of the most successful and longest-running queer comic strips. Umm.. isn't it the ONLY such strip? Or was, anyway, before it went on hiatus. -- (talk) 07:17, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Bechdel test[edit]

The Bechdel test mentioned in this article (as a subheading) is emergent in the cultural zeitgeist, and as such, should have its own separate Wikipedia entry. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:33, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

No, there's no point separating it out. Maybe this section will get bigger and more detailed - when that happens, *then* let's think about separating it. --mcld (talk) 14:54, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

I think separating out "Bechdel test" as a separate Wikipedia entry may be a good idea. I've been meaning to flesh out this section, but I'm a bit stymied by the fact that it's merely a part of a longer article. In this case, are, say, statistics of how many movies in different categories (kids' movies, Oscar-nominated movies) pass the Bechdel Test relevant in an article that's about a comic strip? Red314159 (talk) 21:46, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

I would love to have some numbers like that, but none of the "verifiable" sources I've found seem to talk specific numbers. Almost all of them say "it's amazing how many movies fail this test" or occasionally "independent films tend to fare better" but none of them have citable numbers. If only someone "verifiable" would publish an article summarizing the results on! Heavy Joke (talk) 01:15, 20 July 2012 (UTC)
The site does have some stats summarizing the number of movies passing the test (or part of the test). However, the movies on the site are all user-submitted, so it's not a great sample. I've seen lots of articles that mention that only x% of Oscar nominated movies or y% of Pixar movies pass the Bechdel test, but it always seems like too off-handed of a mention to use as a citation. Red314159 (talk) 20:54, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

Bechdel test blog[edit]

On the other hand...the Bechdel Test Blog seems to have lasted about 6 weeks in 2009. Is that really a citable item? --Thespian (talk) 10:07, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Update Needed[edit]

her graphic novel memoir Love Life, due in late 2009

So, was it published? Did she resume the comic? Does she have another individual book in the works? This page is badly in need of an update. --Michael K SmithTalk 11:52, 22 December 2011 (UTC)


According to the article, DTWOF ran from 87 on. However, the first collection of strips occurred in 86. Something is wrong hear, maybe they're some technicality, but someone who knows what's going on should sort that out. (talk) 17:37, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

The article on the Bechdel test also refers to a strip from 1985. - furrykef (Talk at me) 14:14, 15 May 2013 (UTC)