Doctor Who and The Bechdel Test: A Different Perspective

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We all remember that scathing infographic from 2014 insisting that since Steven Moffat took over as show runner, the show began to heavily fail the Bechdel Test.

For those who haven't been on the internet before, the Bechdel Test is a way to measure the engagement of a work of fiction's female characters. Invented by cartoonist Allison Bechdel, the test only requires three things:

  1. It has to have at least two women in it
  2. Those two talk to each other
  3. And the subject can not be about a man

Blogger, Sarah Barrett, disagrees with the study and has since started her own, watching and recording the conversations of female characters in all 117 Modern Who episodes. Her findings (above) paint a much different picture. See more of her thoughts at Doctor Who TV.

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