- The Washington Times - Friday, June 14, 2013

Chelsea Clinton thinks she’s found the solution to the waning interest of American girls in math and the sciences.

“We need Hollywood to make movies and television shows about sexy female engineers,” she said, in an interview on CNN on Friday. “I think [girls aren’t] seeing role models — they’re seeing boys who are astronauts, boys who are engineers. They’re seeing boys who start Facebook or Google. They’re not seeing girls.”

If young girls were exposed to better role models in that regards, they would embrace math and science in school, she said, Politico reported.

“It’s really hard to imagine yourself as something that you don’t see, particularly when you’re a kid,” she said, on the CNN broadcast.


She added: “[My grandmother] put a lot of positive pressure on me to do more, and particularly after her passing, I felt like I did need to be doing more. We had a responsibility gene, she said, particularly the girls in our family.”