This week, National Review ran an article by Kyle Smith called “If You Like Art, Don’t Take the Bechdel Test.” The Bechdel test, although nothing new, was the subject of the article’s scrutiny. Apparently, a simple litmus test designed to help critics explore the role of women in Hollywood is the latest example of political correctness overreach.
But Smith’s analysis is far from the truth. The Bechdel Test is no example of political correctness infiltrating society and art — it’s simply a guide used by film buffs and critics to measure the role of women in a movie, based on whether two named female characters have a conversation with each other about something other than a man at any point.
Read the rest at: The Washington Examiner