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Having Fun With The Bechdel Test:

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1 SandJosieph18th Mar 2011 12:46:31 PM from Grand Galloping Galaday , Relationship Status: Brony
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So, what are some ways to have discussions of romance while at the same time passing the test?
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Easy, just make it a lesbian romance. Or with one of your squids. Squids don't have gender, do they?

Or you could have two women talk about the romance in general, focusing on what they do, feel etc.

EDIT: Holy crap, squids are male!

[down]But... that's cheating!

edited 18th Mar '11 12:58:07 PM by Dealan

3 MrAHR18th Mar 2011 12:55:35 PM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
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Or have more than one conversation. It's not that hard.
4 chihuahua018th Mar 2011 12:58:57 PM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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Do MTF Transsexuals count as females in relation to the test?
5 nrjxll18th Mar 2011 01:00:38 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
[up][up]That sums up my opinion on the subject pretty well, so all I'm going to say now is that this

Holy crap, squids are male!

is one of the best sentences I've read on the internet today. Especially out of context.

edited 18th Mar '11 1:01:09 PM by nrjxll

6 chihuahua018th Mar 2011 01:04:38 PM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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[up] Agree.

I'm asking the question above because there is a webcomic called Rain with a MTF main character. If she is considered female, the series would pass in about the forth or fifth strip, but if she is considered male, well...
7 MajorTom18th Mar 2011 01:49:42 PM , Relationship Status: Barbecuing
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So, what are some ways to have discussions of romance while at the same time passing the test?

Talk about an in-story movie or show that has the subject.
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Talk about the characters' philosophical attitudes toward love, and make the men/women they're currently in love with secondary in the conversation.
"All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice." — Joseph De Maistre.
9 chihuahua019th Mar 2011 09:17:06 AM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
It's easy, mmkay?
What about an ambiguous FTM? I say ambiguous because the character in question is never explicitly stated to be FTM, but they are shown to be biologically female, while generally "acting" very masculine (and being played by a male actor). If they count as female the story passes the Bechdel Test, if not, the story does not pass.
At first I didn't realize I needed all this stuff...
[up][up]&[up] This test is so general stuff that I think you should just consider transexuals as the gender they changed to. But we're kind of overthinking this.
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