#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.
Nobel scientist Tim Hunt FRS @royalsociety says at Korean women lunch “I’m a chauvinist and keep ‘girls’ single lab pic.twitter.com/Z9NhykaTPv
— 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.
I'm really glad that Curie managed to take a break from crying to discover radium and polonium #distractinglysexy pic.twitter.com/txYVHoidK5
— Amy Remeikis (@AmyRemeikis) June 11, 2015
She blinded me with Science.
It's just really hard working in a coed lab because I'm too distracting to the male scientists #distractinglysexy pic.twitter.com/9cZMUpy6TL
— Danielle Spitzer (@dspitzzz) June 11, 2015
Big girls don’t cry.
Still #distractinglysexy after a full day of cell culture. Didn't even cry this time, so proud! #HeyaTimHunt pic.twitter.com/RdAxxLJ1fY
— Lucie de Beauchamp (@lu_debeauchamp) June 11, 2015
The great, wild savannah landscape. So wild, so free, so sexy.
Nothing like a sample tube full of cheetah poop to make you #distractinglysexy pic.twitter.com/tdBTLRos4p
— Sarah Durant (@SarahMDurant) June 11, 2015
You know they’ll run that under the microscope like they all do.
Hearts in the palm of our hands #distractinglysexy #TimHunt @VagendaMagazine pic.twitter.com/KA1askiwCD
— ash (@ashcl0ud) June 11, 2015
In the ocean, no one can see you cry.
Best part of being a marine ecologist? No one can tell you're crying underH2O. Though wetsuits are #distractinglysexy pic.twitter.com/tX5cFmeFgm
— Angee Doerr (@andoerr) June 11, 2015
Is there iced tea in the lab, ‘cos y’all making them so thirsty.
Mind you, guys in the lab were always checking out my nice rack…#distractinglysexy #TimHunt pic.twitter.com/xT7jpL0hiE
— laura baxter (@scientist_me) June 10, 2015
Yep, got it.
Ha! Best #distractinglysexy signage ever! 😂 pic.twitter.com/dgx097F0x4
— Cindy Renate (@CindyRenate) June 11, 2015
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