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My sci-fi/fantasy feminism test

I thought I better put this down here so I can link to it, rather than just to Rendevous with Rama all the time.

I thought I ‘d make it harder than the Bechdel test because…well…books are different than films and you can explain harder concepts…well…maybe.


1: does it have at least 2 female characters
2: is one of them a main character
3: do they have an interesting profession/level of skill with male characters

I would give bonus points if:

4: they talk about gender equality (eg, The Dispossessed)
5: the ratio of female to male characters is 50/50

Old sci-fi is so far doing badly. I don’t even want to get started on fantasy. Gah.

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