What is the Bechdel–Wallace test?

For each of the book reviews I’ve done this year, I’ve judged said books on a number of criteria, including whether or not they pass the  Bechdel-Wallace. It’s come to my attention that many people aren’t familiar with this test, so I thought I’d take a moment to explain it. The criteria for the Bechdel-Wallace test […]

Book Review | The Awakening and Selected Stories of Kate Chopin

It’s hard to believe that The Awakening and Other Selected Stories was written in the 1880s. Not only is the story still incredibly relevant, but Ms. Chopin’s writing has a bite to it that I haven’t seen in the majority of her male contemporaries – let alone the women. The Awakening is a ~100 page […]