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Old June 13 2013, 10:11 PM   #116
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness & The Bechdel Test

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But this kind of attitude misses the point. It's a tougher call on issues like race where there are many options to choose from but gender - absolutely not. Women make up more than 50% of the population and they should be 50% of the characters in Trek. It's that simple.
No it's not. They should use the people they need to tell the story they want to tell. No one should be forced to 'head count' characters. If Trek is unsatisfactory in this regard, you can simply withhold your money.
Is it right that women are denied work because of the prejudice of the writers?

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What does "it is becoming more and more common" mean to you? I
It means we're nowhere near equal yet.

As far as movie characters go, the statistics are not all that favourable to women.
Then it's pretty simple: withhold your money from those productions that you don't feel meet you expectations. If enough people feel the same way, then things will change.
That would only leave me soap operas. That's not a world I want to live in!
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