427 – Vloom

It looks like the better question wasn’t “what is Philo’s class,” but instead “what is Philo?” (Insert Evil DM Laugh here).

Found out something interesting the other day. Not through any conscious effort on my part or anything, but MeatShield passes the Bechdel Test.The Bechdel Test was created by Alison Bechdel of the comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For and can help determine gender bias in media. In order to pass the Bechdel Test, the work in question has to satisfy the following requirements:

  1. It has to have at least two women in it,
  2. who talk to each other,
  3. about something besides a man.

We have Becky and Jaine, who do talk to each other and I don’t think either of them have ever talked about men. I don’t win anything for passing this test and I shouldn’t. I just thought it was interesting to point out, as I hadn’t heard of this test until two days ago. So, there you go.

Take care,

~Rob

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