Sarah and John
TERMINATOR 3-D at Universal Studios Hollywood. Produced with the aid of Jim Cameron, this attraction pioneered the 3-D effects seen in the Las Vegas Borg Experience. The writer was fortunate to meet Jim at my birthday (which also happened to be the AAAS meeting) February 19, 2002. We share interests in undersea and Space exploration.
TERMINATOR: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has been renewed for another year! Many of us girls were inspired by Sci Fi movies showing strong women of the future. Jim in particular showed many positive images of women on the way to TITANIC. ALIENS (1986) scared the teeth out of a 4-year old, but we remember Ripley fighting along with the boys and Vasquez doing chinups. In TERMINATOR 2 (1991) Sarah was re-introduced in the same shot pulling herself up with her own muscles.
Last week's events showed how much resistance remains to women in power. Vile sexist comments have circled the world aimed even at a candidate's daughter. Motherhood is difficult enough without the world watching. As we know, Sarah Connor was a young unwed mother. This post is not favouring one American party; Hilary supporters are disappointed that she was not even considered for VP.
Much of this online sexism has been spread by blogs, even "Kosmic" variants. A year ago we saw the same characters make an infantile attack on Tommaso, a real scientist reporting groundbreaking research. These people do not present at scientific meetings, but do show up at the Yearly Kos. As someone who knows them, I urge them to think about their words.
In the movie 300 Lena Headley held up the home front while the men went to battle. As in the Pelopponessian War, freedom periodically must be defended. Today she is Sarah Connor fighting for the future. Women are fighting in wars, and even vying for leadership. We believe in Sarah and know that she will continue the fight.
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