The Bechdel Test, named after 80s lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel, asks three questions: 1. Are there two or more women in it that have names? 2. Do they talk to each other? 3. Do they talk to each other about something other than a man? Sadly, many movies fail this simple test.
Archive for July, 2010
“This list of common or popular misconceptions contains some fallacious, misleading, or otherwise flawed ideas which are well-documented to be both widely believed and factually incorrect.”
I’m always interested in ways in which others in my field have improved their craft. This document gives a fairly comprehensive look at how a software developer can better him/herself.
“Jennifer Senior’s article ‘All Joy and No Fun: Why Parents Hate Parenting’ attempts to rip off the veil and expose modern parenting for what it really is: endless drudgery accompanied by moments of transcendent joy. The article cites multiple studies demonstrating that people are fundamentally less happy after they have children. (Unless they’re Danish. Apparently … Read more