Compiled by Kate Sassoon, April 2017

The Media PASSES...

The Bechdel-Wallace Test
If it has at least two women in it, who talk to each other, about something besides a man.
The Sexy Lamp Test (mentioned here, original quote here).
If replacing a woman character with a sexy lamp materially changes the plot.
The Mako Mori Test (mentioned here)
If it has at least one female character, who gets her own story arc, which is not about supporting a man’s story.
The DuVernay Test
If people of color have fully realized lives rather than serve as scenery in white stories.
The Shukla Test
If two ethnic minorities talk to each other for more than five minutes about something other than race.
The Russo Test
If it has at least one identifiably LGBT character, who is not solely defined by their LGBT-ness, and who matters to the plot.
The Furiosa Test
If it incites MRAs (Men's Rights Activists) to get mad about its feminism on the internet and call for a boycott.

More Tests from More Media

The Basic Representation Test
Does the media include a [POC/LGBTQ/non-Christian/disabled/poor] character? Does that character speak? Do they speak about something other than that trait?
The Sphinx Test (theatre)
This test asks: how prominently female characters feature in the action, whether they are proactive or reactive, whether the character avoids stereotype and how the character interacts with other women.
The Finkbeiner Test (journalism)
To pass the test, an article about a female scientist must not mention: That she is a woman, Her husband's job, Her child care arrangements, How she nurtures her underlings, How she was taken aback by the competitiveness in her field, How she's such a role model for other women, How she's the "first woman to..."

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