Reblogged from The Fangirl:
"We all talk about the Bechdel Test all the time, because it's so simple: Does a story have two women who talk to each other, about something other than a man? But almost every time it comes up, we all dismiss it, because it's too simple or too arbitrary. But actually, the Bechdel Test is more important than anyone realizes."
They make some great points about how the test should be the beginning of the conversation, not the end.