DOES "NÉ ŁE!" MEET THE GOALS SET OUT BY THE WHITE HOUSE FOR BETTER REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN STEM FIELDS?
The former Obama Administration's White House fact sheet lists 3 goals for fictional representation of women in STEM. We are noticing a trend in the movies and television shows we have reviewed - they meet some of the following goals better than others.
1. Include diverse STEM role models (past and present): Dottie is the only person in STEM thast they really show, but there has to be others since they are on a space ship. However, since they only show one, this does not meet the goal.
2. Highlight the breadth of STEM careers and social impacts: They do show how important Dottie's career is. She saves animals. This short story meets the goal.
3. Debunk STEM stigmas and misconceptions: The story doesn't really tackle debunking misconceptions at all but it does show how cool being a vet can be so it does meet this goal.