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Old June 29 2013, 01:42 AM   #656
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness & The Bechdel Test

As I've said before, Bechdel aside the problem I have with many films is the the female characters are rarely acting out of personal agency...that is, what they WANT is typically tied to a man (relationship issue, daddy issue, etc.) and that women are often portrayed as using sex to get what they want, which is the whole Vamp stereotype that goes back a century. Where's the woman who gives up a relationship for a career? Where're the "no beach to walk on" female characters?
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