All About the Bechdel-Wallace Test at the Movies (Intro to Feminism)
In this interactive and social 50-minute course, students learn about the Bechdel-Wallace Test, a somewhat controversial feminist tool that can be used to analyze the roles of women & girls in movies and TV shows.
Liz Boltz Ranfeld
193 total reviews for this teacher
15 reviews for this class
Completed by 42 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
50 minute class
Let's talk about the Bechdel Test, also known as the Bechdel-Wallace test! This Intro to Feminism course will help new and established feminists understand an important film criticism theory related to the role of women in movies. Students who enjoy talking about feminism, women's issues, gender equality, LGBTQ+ concerns, and more will learn all about how the simple, 3-rule Bechdel-Wallace Test can help them recognize patterns in how women and girls are represented in movies. In this class,...
Students will learn the 3 rules of the Bechdel Test and how to apply it to any movie.
I have been an English professor for 10 years and have taught on diversity and feminist theory in numerous classes. On Outschool, I teach courses on Feminism & pop culture. My writing about feminist issues has been published by Jezebel.com, Everyday Feminism, Role Reboot, The Shriver Report, Salon.com, and more.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Alison Bechel is a lesbian writer whose work advocates for LGBTQ+ equity and rights. I teach from an intersectional feminist perspective, which means that I view gender as just ONE aspect of the world where equality has not yet been attained. We may address additional areas of social injustice, including racism, classism, ableism, and more. I also teach from a non-binary perspective. Although I use gendered language including "boys" and "girls," I also use language like "all genders" and avoid binary language. Transgender and non-binary children should feel welcome in this course, and we will do our best to use gender-inclusive language.
Liz Boltz Ranfeld
Professional writer, independent educator, and intersectional feminist. she/her
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
193 total reviews
216 completed classes
Hi! I was an English professor for 11 years before becoming a full-time professional writer and independent educator. I started teaching on Outschool in February 2020 so that I could teach young writers and feminists in addition to my university...