Sweden Now Rating Movies Based On The Bechdel Test

todays lady news
  • Sweden has introduced a movie rating system based on the Bechdel Test, which assesses whether a movie features  two or more female characters, with names, who have conversations with one another about something other than a man. Now Swedes can easily decide whether to see a movie based on whether it treats women like human beings! Awesome. [Jezebel]
  • Forty reasons we still need feminism. [Buzzfeed]
  • Anna Holmes, founder of the lady blog Jezebel, talks with Lifehacker about how she works. [Lifehacker]
  • New research into in vitro fertilization success rates indicates that white women are more likely than women of other races to have sex with the treatment. [Mirror]
  • And another study shows that women who’ve had gastric bypass or lap-band surgery get laid more. [CBS News]
  • Pediatricians believe that condoms should be available to students for free in all high schools. [RH Reality Check]
  • Ugh, a new report indicates that military sexual violence is probably more prevalent than estimated. [Think Progress]
  • What a small town sex-ed class for teens really like? [xoJane]
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