The Bechdel test is named after a character by the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel that only goes to the cinema if the film satisfies three basic requirements, i.e.: 1) It has to have at least two (named) women in it 2) who talk to each other 3) about something besides a man (via).
Recently, cinemas in Sweden introduced the Bechdel rating to highlight gender bias, to draw attention to the fact that only a few films pass the test and to ensure that more female stories will be seen on screens in future. Movies have to pass the Bechdel test in order to get an A rating. Limitations are discussed since the test does not rate the quality. It is, however, certainly one of Sweden's clear moves to promote gender equality (via).
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