Today's film recommendation: Contacthttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118884/
Not just because it's an amazing film about science, with great actors, amazing effects, flawless direction & cinematography. Not just because it's a wonderfully humanitarian story from one of the great scientists of the 20th century.
Also because it's a disturbingly accurate portrayal of how women often get treated in science and technology. Overlooked for their achievements, sidelined by male bosses; who belittle their work while simultaneously taking credit for their achievements. Interrupted in meetings, talked down to and questioned about their professionalism in ways that a man would almost never be.
Watch it once because it's a fantastic film; then watch it again and imagine how weird, unnatural and out of place it would seem if the characters of Eleanor Arroway and David Drumlin were gender swapped.