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Ad envisions a world where female scientists are treated like celebrities

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Feb 16, 2017, 6:14 pm IST
Updated Feb 16, 2017, 6:13 pm IST
Women in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) are rarely acknowledged forget being given celebrity status.
GE's ad imagines a scenario in which the first woman to win the National Medal of Science in Engineering, Millie Dresselhaus, is given the ‘star treatment’. (Credit: YouTube)
 GE's ad imagines a scenario in which the first woman to win the National Medal of Science in Engineering, Millie Dresselhaus, is given the ‘star treatment’. (Credit: YouTube)

Our glamour-obsessed world has made role models out of showbiz celebrities irrespective of whether they have made any serious contributions to the society or not. But what if we treated female scientists the same way as we treated film actors, TV personalities and even fashion models?

General Electric (GE) has released an ad that imagines a scenario in which the first woman to win the National Medal of Science in Engineering, Millie Dresselhaus, is given the ‘star treatment’. Children are shown dressing up as Millie for Halloween, parents name their kids after her and there’s even an emoji dedicated in her honour.

 

Women in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) are rarely acknowledged forget being given celebrity status. Perhaps one day things will change for the better.

You can check out the video below:

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