Just because there is still a disparity in the number of women in STEM doesn’t mean that women are not capable of being in STEM. Give time, acceptance, and space, and then see what happens. Until there are equal opportunities and equal support for pursuing the STEM sector, we cannot know if there will be equal representation and equal outcomes for people who want to be in STEM careers. We can change the current outlook by allowing children, especially daughters, to freely explore STEM pathways and by speaking out against the ways individuals continue to perpetuate garbage, sexist thoughts against women.
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