Your DGB for today is to reject latent sexism in film by choosing to see movies that pass the Bechdel Test this holiday season.
Popularized by cartoonist Alison Bechdel, The Bechdel Test is an easy method of determining if a movie has substantive female representation:
1) The movie has to have at least two named women in it
2) Who talk to each other
3) About something besides a man
Amazingly, it’s estimated that around half of all movies fail the test. This site keeps a good database for when you’re deciding which classic holiday movie to pop on while you snuggle up with family and hot cocoa. Or, if you're one of those people who goes “out” (we at DGB vaguely remember putting on pants of the non-yoga variety and going to the movies), it also maintains a list of films currently in theaters.
Make sure your movies pass the Bechdel Test and support female representation this holiday season.