#DistractinglySexy is making waves on Twitter, all because of someone had to say women scientists had too many feels for the workspace.
Yesterday, Sir Tim Hunt, British biochemist, honorary professor at the University College London, and a 2001 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine, stepped down from his position due to an embarrassing comment. Attending the 2015 World Conference of Science Journalists in Seoul — which was sponsored by many of the most powerful and influential Korean women scientists and engineers, no less — he let loose two opinions that would later have him forfeit his career.
— Connie St Louis (@connie_stlouis) June 8, 2015
The women of STEM aren’t even mad. Nope, not one bit. When a statement like this hits the cyberspace, what’s a girl in a lab to do? Take it to Twitter, of course.
One of the great-grandmamas of scientific research would not have approved.
— Amy Remeikis (@AmyRemeikis) June 11, 2015
She blinded me with Science.
— Danielle Spitzer (@dspitzzz) June 11, 2015
Big girls don’t cry.
— Lucie de Beauchamp (@lu_debeauchamp) June 11, 2015
The great, wild savannah landscape. So wild, so free, so sexy.
— Sarah Durant (@SarahMDurant) June 11, 2015
You know they’ll run that under the microscope like they all do.
— ash (@ashcl0ud) June 11, 2015
In the ocean, no one can see you cry.
— Angee Doerr (@andoerr) June 11, 2015
Is there iced tea in the lab, ‘cos y’all making them so thirsty.
— laura baxter (@scientist_me) June 10, 2015
Yep, got it.
— Cindy Renate (@CindyRenate) June 11, 2015
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