May. 13th, 2009

dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Sam Carter - Rocket Launcher)
Stats are available at the SG-1 Season 3 page on the Characters Count Wiki, or under the cut:
Chart, under the cut! )

Takeaways for Season 3:

One statistic improved: Bechdel Test passes continued to increase, from 9/21 in S1 to 11/22 in S2 to 12/22 in S3. 

One statistic stayed the same: race-Bechdel Test passes, at 5/22.

Everything else got worse.  Everything.  Four episodes in which Sam is the only woman, EIGHT in which Teal'c is the only person of color, counts and percentages down across the board. 

(And, with the introduction of the Replicators as villains--and Asgard as allies in the fight against them--we begin the move away from the Goa'uld and Jaffa, who represent a considerable proportion of the women and people of color in some episodes, replacing them with mechanical spiders and race- and gender-neutral alien things.  For whatever that's worth.

Oh, show.  What the hell.)

Now, perhaps you are thinking, well, that sucks, what is there to be done about it?  Do what fans always do!  Join a comm!

At LiveJournal, there is the newly formed [ profile] passingbechdel community, for all your Bechdel Test fixit-fic needs--it's open to all fandoms, and welcomes fic that brings characters of color together, as well as fic that highlights women.

At Dreamwidth, there is the also newly formed  [community profile] characterscount  community, affiliated with the Characters Count Wiki, for discussion and coordination of counting projects like this one--if you've embarked on a crazy counting project, or if you would like to organize a group of people to cooperate on one, or if you just want to kibbitz, it's the place to go.

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