Re: Star Trek Into Darkness & The Bechdel Test
And it's in the true spirit of Star Trek! Prejudice should be fought in all its forms... oh no, wait...
It's also crap. The producers aren't deliberately choosing to use male characters for artistic reasons, they're simply tone deaf to gender balance.
So you're saying that every producer should have a checklist that they have to follow? Every time you write a short story, should someone come behind and make sure that you've not left anyone out that they feel should be there and that there's a fifty-fifty gender balance. What about transgendered folks? What about the overweight? The blind? The left-handed? Nudists?
Why shouldn't everyone be represented in any given story?
Your perfectly within your right to decide whether or not a piece of entertainment is acceptable to you. Your perfectly within your right to reject something that isn't acceptable to you.
"...the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom, is I do not know." - Lt. Commander Data, "Where Silence Has Lease"