Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

Invasion of the Female Scientists

In the early 1950s, a handful of science fiction movies inspired a generation of girls

Believe it or not — there was a time in midcentury America when women appeared on the big screen as top scientists.

It didn’t last long (only about three years) but it was an early source of inspiration for girls who just didn’t fit the…



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Cynthia Giles

Writer at large, Ph.D. in interdisciplinary humanities. Persistently curious! Creator: “The Constance Project,” and Dreamfish Press.