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Old June 24 2013, 08:31 AM   #609
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness & The Bechdel Test

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Does it count as "gender balance" when slightly more than a third of the female characters are exemplars of gender stereotypes?
Compared to what else we have currently I'd so, "Only a third? That's pretty good!"
Compared to Star Trek, it isn't.

Because when it comes to gender stereotypes, "zero" is still preferable to "one third."
Star Trek has plenty of its own gender stereotypes! Plus Defiance is in a civilian setting. Plus Trek has half as many women. Defiance does exactly what it should. It has a wide mix of characters.

Think about what you are saying. Do you want only homosexual relationships and no heroic, masculine males? It's the mixture that's more important.
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