Women Who Kick Ass
Alison Bechdel: Why she kicks ass
She is a cartoonist, best known for her comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For.
In 2006 her graphic memoir Fun Home was released which saw her become a best selling and critically acclaimed author.
Dykes To Watch Out For is where the Bechdel Test comes from. (check here to see if a movie passes the Bechdel Test).
In November 2006 she was invited to sit on the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary.
She came out as lesbian in her late teens and a core message of a lot of her work is about gender and sexual identity.
Quote: "The secret subversive goal of my work is to show that women, not just lesbians, are regular human beings."

Alison Bechdel: Why she kicks ass

  • She is a cartoonist, best known for her comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For.
  • In 2006 her graphic memoir Fun Home was released which saw her become a best selling and critically acclaimed author.
  • Dykes To Watch Out For is where the Bechdel Test comes from. (check here to see if a movie passes the Bechdel Test).
  • In November 2006 she was invited to sit on the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary.
  • She came out as lesbian in her late teens and a core message of a lot of her work is about gender and sexual identity.

Quote: "The secret subversive goal of my work is to show that women, not just lesbians, are regular human beings."

350 notes
  1. heelkicks-in-my-rainboots reblogged this from womenwhokickass
  2. ladygreytea76 reblogged this from womenwhokickass
  3. mountainsoutofmolehills reblogged this from womenwhokickass
  4. conceptofabsurdity reblogged this from womenwhokickass
  5. alphasoixante reblogged this from womenwhokickass and added:
    Booked a ticket to see her talk in Melbourne in March!
  6. cig3rrella reblogged this from womenwhokickass
  7. roslagen reblogged this from gwydionmisha
  8. maisellechantetoujours reblogged this from smallboyonherbike
  9. electricbluetears reblogged this from smallboyonherbike
  10. smallboyonherbike reblogged this from femmequeerandvisibleohmy
  11. femmequeerandvisibleohmy reblogged this from fuckyeahlesbianliterature
  12. theimpossibleathlete reblogged this from madammistress
  13. ggggnashville reblogged this from madammistress
  14. madammistress reblogged this from fireandwonder
  15. fireandwonder reblogged this from yourqueeroldersister and added:
    Do you not mention that she coined the Bechdel Test as a measurement of female presence in a story??? A story passes the...
  16. ealperin reblogged this from fuckyeahlesbianliterature
  17. omptimism reblogged this from nonnobissolum
  18. carolina-is-not-a-state reblogged this from fuckyeahlesbianliterature
  19. yourqueeroldersister reblogged this from fuckyeahlesbianliterature
  20. hucketry reblogged this from fuckyeahlesbianliterature
  21. werelemur reblogged this from schizo-fractured
  22. wordsandetcetera reblogged this from fuckyeahlesbianliterature
  23. schemingreader reblogged this from rosaedora

Pages


Shades of Blue Theme
Design by Athenability
Powered by Tumblr