Theresa May’s meeting with Queen fails Bechdel test

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Hopes that the new UK Prime Minister would forward feminism were dealt a blow on Wednesday when Theresa May and The Queen failed the Bechdel test.

The test’s criteria are that two women in a film talk about something other than a man. However, Buckingham Palace’s videographer clearly captures the two women complaining about an unidentified man called Philip.

In footage leaked late last night, the Queen and Prime Minister appear to joke about the amount of washing up ‘he’ asks the staff to do. They are also seen high-fiving over a joke May makes about making Boris Johnson Foreign Secretary.

The news is set to overshadow the announcement of the new cabinet with people pointing to an overly friendly relationship between the PM and Head of State. In one section the footage the Queen can clearly be heard saying ‘No, you’re Miranda. I’m definitely Carrie’.

Responding to the recording, Labour leadership challenger Angela Eagle said: ‘This was the first real test of Theresa as PM and she’s failed it. She didn’t have to talk about a man and I definitely won’t. Apart from Jeremy’.


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Posted: Jul 15th, 2016 by

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