Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Sunday, January 29, 2023
Number of Articles: 1
First Article: November 20, 2013
Latest Article: November 20, 2013
By Lilly Jay ’15E
November 20, 2013
On Wednesday night, cartoonist Alison Bechdel delivered a lecture about how she
became a comic. She also discussed the subject matter of her two books —
secrets, sexuality and family. However, she did not discuss what brought me to
Converse Hall that evening: the Bechdel Test. In 1985, Bechdel devised a method
of ascertaining whether a movie is sexist. In order to pass the test, the movie
1. More than one named woman character.
2. These characters talking to each other.
3. Them conv