The Scully Effect
One of the most frustrating aspects of this scarcity is that we know just how significant an influence powerful female, scientist role models can have on young women.
Perhaps the most prominent example of this power has come to be known as the “Scully Effect.” Named for Special Agent Dana Scully, the medical doctor and FBI agent who was one half of the investigative team on “The X-Files”, the Scully Effect accounts for the notable increase in women who pursued careers in science, medicine, and law enforcement as a result of living with Dana Scully over the nine years “The X-Files” ran on Fox.
The show has been off the air for more than a decade. Yet the character of Dana Scully remains a powerful example of how a dynamic female character whose primary pursuit is science—not romantic relationships—can have a lasting impact on our culture.
— by Christopher Zumski Finke (x)
The rest of the article this is from is a good read:
Less “Big Bang Theory,” More Dana Scully: What It’s Going to Take to Lead More Girls Into Science — Only 25 percent of STEM jobs are held by women. YouTube science sensation Emily Graslie on how we can inspire them with better-quality pop-culture role models.
gilliandersob- Saw this and thought you would probably appreciate it.
I had such great plans for a small day-long revival of my blog today…
But boyfriend is sick so I can’t….
Hope I will be back next week.
Miss you guys…
The severe lack of The X-Files and Gillian Anderson in my life this week maketh me sad.
» Hey All…
I have been super busy these past few days… (my mother is in the lengthy process of moving for the millionth time…)
I hope everyone is all right! I am not sure when I’ll be more active, but there is SO MUCH GILLIAN HAPPENING LATELY IT’S SO HARD TO KEEP UP!!
Um…I guess that’s it…..
DSI Stella Gibson in The Fall S2 [x]
Here you go! :Prompt #2: "That is one hell of a mess." - M/S investigating something, come across a crime scene they weren't expecting?!?
There are just some images people should never have in their heads. Like the way a body looks when it’s passed the point of redemption. Or when they’ve just died. Mulder and I have been going to crime scenes for a while now, but it saddens me that we’ve gotten to the point where we both don’t blink when we see a crime scene.
Except this one.
"That is one hell of a mess," Mulder says, from over my shoulder, as I turn the bloodied corpse over, so I can look them in the face. I actually hear him gag, as there is a wet slap of whatever internal organs come spilling out of the body. I’ve never seen him get sick at a crime scene.
David Duchovny at Paramaunt Pictures in Los Angeles. Filming Aquarius. September 23, 2014
your OTP isn’t real unless they’ve had to identify a body in the case of one/the other’s probable death
A little baby elephant stumbles into your askbox, holding a small letter in his mouth. He hands the note to you, “I love you. You are a wonderful, loved person.” Pass it on to the first ten people on your dash anonymously.
Thanks for these, you lovely anons, you!!
Gillian Anderson in A Streetcar Named Desire
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