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)
Free time, endless horizons makes me intensely happy. Waking up on a morning with no plans, no commitments, no obligations. Because I think, on those mornings, that’s when I feel I’m about to have a new adventure. The day is an utter unknown entity. So surprises, adventures, the unexpected makes me intensely happy. When you’re with family and friends and the evening just lifts off, and the conversation’s fantastic, full of passionate ideas, it’s full of feisty arguments, and lots of laughter. [x]
"Anyone who takes the time to be kind is beautiful."-Richelle E. Goodrich (via cassbutt)
"Whatever satisfies the soul is truth."-Walt Whitman (via quietlotus)
"This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body."-Walt Whitman, in the Preface to Leaves of Grass (via petrichour)
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Love & Misadventure, Lang Leav
"Life is for the living.
-Langston Hughes (via killerbeckett)
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
And death a note unsaid."
- From Azra Tabassum’s Shaking the Trees.
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“Self-esteem should have nothing to do with what you look like – if you exude genuine confidence, people will be swept into it. You have to be able to hold yourself.” - Gillian Anderson