If you haven’t heard of The Bechdel-Wallace test its a quick way to look at how women are portrayed in fiction. To pass a work has to have two or more women that speak to each other about something other than a man.

I like to add the condition that they aren’t villainess and damsel- in-distress. (True Lies, I’m looking at you.)

Believe it or not, the origin of the Bechdel-Wallace test, an early webcomic called Dykes To Watch Out For, is one of the influences behind TMI. Unfortunately, it ended in 2008 and I lost track of it at some time, so I’m going to have to do an archive dive someday soon.

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Ace sneezes

Ah! Ace-dono, Japanese myth says you are surely being spoken of.

Of course he is. Ace’s life is one long failure of the Bechdel test.