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women in science and in the movies

PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:09 am
by Erica
I saw a great movie last night called "Double Dare", about stuntwomen. I found it incredibly entertaining, but also saw a lot of parallels between the careers in terms of the hurdles women face. For example, both professions are historically male dominated, women are offered fewer opportunities to do the really cool stuff, having children is almost seen as instantaneous career death (in both professions you need to work hardest when your at your reproductive peak), one bad fall can end your career, and when stuntMEN get too old to do the really hard stunts, most of them become stunt coordinators. Women stunt coordinators are practically unheard of.

So those of you who were posting in an earlier thread wanting to make a documentary about women in scienced might want to check this out.