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phoenixfloaz:

The Scully EffectOne 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)

phoenixfloaz:

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)

gilly-mk

"I um, I’m gonna read. This is something that our creator Chris Carter has written in something that I’m supposed to perform tomorrow and obviously I’m not prepared:
That what can be imagined can be achieved. That you must dare to dream, but there is no substitute for perseverance and hard work, and teamwork. Because no one gets there alone…and while we commemorate the greatness of these events and the individuals who achieve them, we cannot forget the sacrifice of those who make these achievements and leaps possible. 
With that in mind there are a few people that I would like to thank. First and foremost, David Duchovny, my co-hort in crime, without you I wouldn’t be here. (At this point David, who presented her the award and is now standing to her left calls out “well I read your name [on the envelope]”. She laughs.) You amaze me.
Um Connie Frieberg, my manager, without who’s voice of reason, humanity, humility and comic relief I would not be standing here today. Michelle Stern, Peter Levine, Steve Glick my agents who have been busting their respective bal- butts, sorry- on my behalf (Gillian and audience laughs). And who uh, (more laughter), who gratefully comprehend that no means no.
Randy Stone, a friend and a genius in my eyes.. um, he cast the show. Um, and last but certainly not least our crew. We have been blessed with the most creative, hard working, ballsey- I said it twice (laughter) collection of human beings anyone could ever dream of having on their team. And uh, this is for all of you. Thank you.”
Gillian Anderson’s acceptance speech at the 1997 SAG Awards

"I um, I’m gonna read. This is something that our creator Chris Carter has written in something that I’m supposed to perform tomorrow and obviously I’m not prepared:

That what can be imagined can be achieved. That you must dare to dream, but there is no substitute for perseverance and hard work, and teamwork. Because no one gets there alone…and while we commemorate the greatness of these events and the individuals who achieve them, we cannot forget the sacrifice of those who make these achievements and leaps possible.

With that in mind there are a few people that I would like to thank. First and foremost, David Duchovny, my co-hort in crime, without you I wouldn’t be here. (At this point David, who presented her the award and is now standing to her left calls out “well I read your name [on the envelope]”. She laughs.) You amaze me.

Um Connie Frieberg, my manager, without who’s voice of reason, humanity, humility and comic relief I would not be standing here today. Michelle Stern, Peter Levine, Steve Glick my agents who have been busting their respective bal- butts, sorry- on my behalf (Gillian and audience laughs). And who uh, (more laughter), who gratefully comprehend that no means no.

Randy Stone, a friend and a genius in my eyes.. um, he cast the show. Um, and last but certainly not least our crew. We have been blessed with the most creative, hard working, ballsey- I said it twice (laughter) collection of human beings anyone could ever dream of having on their team. And uh, this is for all of you. Thank you.”

Gillian Anderson’s acceptance speech at the 1997 SAG Awards