Scientesse – In entertainment, any female scientist character burdened with sexist, cliché-ridden faults and shortcomings, applied so as to move the plot forward via their backwards deeds and behaviors.
Anne Hathaway's "scientesse" in the film Insterstellar was more the foolish damsel in distress than any adventurous, strong and driven, analytical character.
by ka the wordsmith September 1, 2015
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