18F is a group within the U.S. General Services Administration that builds digital services for government. Recently, they asked whether their code passed the "Bechdel test" for tech. Here's what they found.
We all talk about the Bechdel Test all the time, because it's so simple: Does a story have two women who talk to each other, about something other than a man? But almost every time it comes up, we all dismiss it, because it's too simple or too arbitrary. But actually, the Bechdel Test is more important than anyone…
Most superhero, science fiction and fantasy movies would fail Sweden's new ratings system, which calls for movies to pass the Bechdel Test (two women talking to each other about non-man-related subjects) in order to get an "A" rating.