Mako Mori Test 2.0

So the Mako Mori test (Via) is supposed to be another way of testing how media is treating female characters in a VERY BASIC way (like the Bechdel test). As pointed out here, passing these test doesn’t mean that the movie or whatever might still be sexist as hell, so focussing on these tests is somewhat problematic (it can still be a good way to get an overview of how staggeringly bad female represantation in (Hollywood mainstream) media is).

Anyway, the Mako Mori test goes like this:

The Mako Mori test is passed if the movie has: a) at least one female character; b) who gets her own narrative arc; c) that is not about supporting a man’s story. (Sauce)

laffbending (Via) pointed out a problem with this: there is no talk about race even though Mako Mori is a Japanese character. So my updated version would be:

The Mako Mori test 2.0 is passed if a movie (or any other story) has:

a) at least one female character that is not white,
b) who gets her own narrative arc,
c) that is not about supporting a man’s story.

And I’m afraid that narrows the few movies that would pass the Mako Mori test 1.0 down even more by quite a bit.

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