The Bechdel Test Test

Der Bechdel-Test ist eine feministische Satire auf Filmkritik, die gerne aber auch halbseriös angewendet wird und er geht so: „The movie has to have at least two women in it, who talk to each other, about something besides a man.“

McSweeneys ist da jetzt ein Logikfehler aufgefallen und hat ihn gefixt: THE BECHDEL TEST TEST™.

I love McSweeneys.

We recently discovered that The Bechdel Test runs into an underlying logic problem: The Bechdel Test fails The Bechdel Test because The Bechdel Test talks about men. Upon computing this logic flaw, The Bechdel Tests operating system instantaneously imploded into the shreds of one thousand pink pussy hats. Being that The Bechdel Test fails its own criteria, we set out to address this design defect, finally settling on a test to test if the test actually tests.

The Bechdel Test Test™ has three new & improved functionalities:

1. There has to be at least two women present
2. Who talk to one another
3. About something other than The Bechdel Test.

The Bechdel Test Test™ is part of a larger system-wide update to reboot millennialist feminism. We noticed that the third wave and its measures had been reduced to a series of memes which could be invoked at brunch without any relevant context. We are now in the process of retooling and rebranding for wider market reach. For example, we are currently creating a new and improved LENA_DUNHAM_BOT, which fixes the previous system’s bug of refusing to run INTERSECTIONALITY.exe.

We also hope to soon debut “manpointing” (whenever a man points at something) and “manoaggressions” (whenever a man commits something tinier than a microaggression) as a follow-up to the brand success of the “mansplaining” and “manspreading” series.