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The Simpsons Explain
The Bechdel–Wallace Test

A video collage where only the women of The Simpsons explain The Bechdel–Wallace Test.


The test measures the representation of women in films, asking whether a work:

1. features at least two women

2. who talk to each other

3. about something other than a man.


Passing or failing the test, does not necessarily mean that a specific film represents women well. Rather, the test is used to call attention to gender inequality in films.


It’s a low bar, yet roughly more than 40 percent of every U.S. movie ever made fail.

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