Page Action: The Bechdel Test
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Should passing/failing The Bechdel Test
be listed as a trope in a work's trope list?
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+30 (yeas:35 nays:5)
Turn it into a Useful Note
Pro: It's not really a storytelling device (ie: a trope) but a reaction or measure applied to a story. By its own admission (as seen in the strip that created the test and the page description), passing the test or not means very little in regards to how feminist a work is - so listing it in trope lists is pointless. But it is a term used in fiction and thus deserves to be explained.
-2 (yeas:9 nays:11)
Move it to the Trivia page of works that reference it in their trope list. Add the trivia banner.
-5 (yeas:10 nays:15)
Keep it as a trope but put it in Criticism Tropes
Pro: It's not really a storytelling device (ie: a trope) but a reaction or measure applied to a story. Which is what Criticism Tropes
Neutral: Criticism Tropes
are tropes however, which would technically not prevent people from listing passing/failing the test as a trope in a work's trope list.
-23 (yeas:2 nays:25)
Con: Over 22k inbounds. It is a major source of traffic as lots of people come here looking for the definition.
Total number: 4. Number shown: 4.
Total number of votes: 112