I’ll offer a provisional definition of data as evidence, and then consider the Bechdel test’s data as an example whose political assumptions I find provocative and counterintuitive.

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Scott Selisker
Scott Selisker is currently a visiting assistant professor of English at the University of Arizona. He is completing his first book project, on scientific ideas about 'human programming' in U.S. political, literary, and popular culture, and beginning a second project that will consider the roles of social networks in contemporary novels' understandings of agency. His essays and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in American Literature, Novel: A Forum on Fiction, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and African American Review.