overlooked quote

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 8 14:14:21 UTC 2011

The movie _Queen of Outer Space_ (1958) atars Zsa Zsa Gabor as a Venusian
physicist and freedom fighter.

In the scenario, the busty, scantily-clad women of Venus have created an
Earth-obliterating ray they've housed in a futuristic, polka-dot shed with
some sort of blades on top.   A male astronaut exclaims dismissively:

 "Oh, come off it! How could a bunch of women invent a gizmo like that?"

The film appears to be the proximate cause of both

1. modern feminism

2. the manned space program.


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