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Old June 15 2013, 01:24 PM   #235
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness & The Bechdel Test

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Me: "Do you care that there are less women in movies than men?"

My Wife: "Not really."
Why are you telling us this?
Because I asked for her input, although as I said before, the way the question is phrased can affect the nature of the answer.

As a businesswoman, I admit that I was expecting her to say that actresses should obtain work on their own merits, not be handed roles.

However, what I've found is that when you pose the question in a way that explains that actresses are unable to audition for jobs on merit because those jobs don't exist, I've yet to meet a woman who thought that situation was fair or equal.

There is always a first time though!
Are you suggesting that writer should create their characters with some quota in mind?
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