It’s been too long since I’ve written a post for you all, and here I come back with a shocker. This one is just as much a shock for me as it might be for you. No, I am not writing about the recent reboot of the X-Files. Instead I am writing about the good old classic TV show from the 1990’s. The show that I grew up loving, one that made me interested in pursuing a career in medicine, and got me all sorts of excited about all things science-fiction. It was probably my first on screen crush as well, as 12-year old me was head over heels for Fox Mulder. So here I am, over twenty years later, re-watching the classic and iconic TV show. Watching this show has left me surprised and shocked in many ways, and I want to tell you why. I doubt there will be many spoilers here, but just in case, be forewarned this will be full of spoilers, and revelations.
The X-Files was one of my favorite shows growing up. And while I will admit that teenage Lilith had a huge crush on Fox Mulder, I also admired Dana Scully for many reasons. While there are more and more women entering the science fields these days, there is still a gender gap with regards to many aspects of those fields. While I don’t want to bore you all contemplating Scully’s salary, I will say I very much admire this woman’s strength, intelligence, and success. FBI Special Agent Dr. Dana Katherine Scully is one tough cookie that anyone would love to have as their partner.