jueves, 11 de junio de 2015

16 on-point responses from female scientists to Nobel winner's sexist comments

Image: Twitter Amelia Cervera / Danielle Spitzer

LONDON — How do you respond to sexist comments if you're a female scientist who has been told that you should be in a single-sex lab because male scientists might fall in love with you? You mock them on Twitter, of course.

Female scientists have been tweeting photos of themselves (and some historical figures) with the hashtag #distractinglysexy in response to Sir Tim Hunt's comments on Tuesday. He told a conference in South Korea that the "trouble with girls" is they fall in love with you, you fall in love with them and that then when they're criticised, they cry.

See also: Nobel-winning scientist resigns after sexist comments about women in labs

British biochemist Hunt, who was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2001, resigned from his role at University College London following the controversy.

After news of his comments spread, they sparked outrage in the science community in Britain and beyond.

Here are 16 of the best #distractinglysexy tweets:
I'm really glad that Curie managed to take a break from crying to discover radium and polonium #distractinglysexypic.twitter.com/txYVHoidK5 — Amy Remeikis (@AmyRemeikis) June 11, 2015

It's just really hard working in a coed lab because I'm too distracting to the male scientists #distractinglysexypic.twitter.com/9cZMUpy6TL— Danielle Spitzer (@dspitzzz) June 11, 2015 

Nothing like a sample tube full of cheetah poop to make you #distractinglysexypic.twitter.com/tdBTLRos4p — Sarah Durant (@SarahMDurant) J
 
Still #distractinglysexy after a full day of cell culture. Didn't even cry this time, so proud! #HeyaTimHuntpic.twitter.com/RdAxxLJ1fY— Lucie de Beauchamp (@lu_debeauchamp) June 11, 2015 

Tears, laughter, romance, dirty dirty flotation: #archaeology makes me so hot right now  #distractinglysexypic.twitter.com/Ke2KtDAXZi— Lorna Richardson (@lornarichardson) June 11, 2015

Planting this giant field experiment in the snow was probably the most #distractinglysexy week of my career so far. pic.twitter.com/bowL2vFdKg— Maggie R Wagner (@GolfXrayEcho) June 11, 2015

Filter mask protects me from hazardous chemicals and muffles my woman cries. Double win! #DistractinglySexypic.twitter.com/5kYlm6SNud— Amelia Cervera (@ameliacervera) June 11, 2015

My lenses bring all the profs to the yard. #distractinglysexypic.twitter.com/tgDNzg28gJ — Nermeen Youssef (@Cleo2atra) June 11, 2015
 
Oh don't mind me. I'm just pipetting while being #distractinglysexy #TimHunt #WomenInSTEM #womeninscience pic.twitter.com/95ywMimBno— Meg Massa (@MegMassa) June 11, 2015
 
Hearts in the palm of our hands #distractinglysexy #TimHunt @VagendaMagazine pic.twitter.com/KA1askiwCD— ash (@ashcl0ud) June 11, 2015
 
I made it through these brain dissections without falling in love or crying. Phew! #distractinglysexy  #TimHunt pic.twitter.com/q5PVkM9zCx— Sonja Vernes (@Sonja_Vernes) June 11, 2015

Guess I can't save the lives of my geological counterparts - I'm too #distractinglysexy to the team. As if! #TimHunt pic.twitter.com/QwXSYPhLQr— Lisa P to the O (@xLiserx) June 11, 2015

I had 3 marriage proposals after this talk. Shame I cried too much to accept #distractinglysexy #captioncompetition pic.twitter.com/Bv8yYmKhMK— Sammie Buzzard (@TreacherousBuzz) June 11, 2015

To save you all time, I have designed an easy to print off sign for your lab. You are welcome. #distractinglysexy pic.twitter.com/3LAPboJhb4— Steve Diggle (@stevediggle) June 11, 2015

Ha! Best #distractinglysexy signage ever! pic.twitter.com/dgx097F0x4 — Cindy Renate (@CindyRenate) June 11, 2015
You might think we're covered up for bug and sun protection, but it's really just because we're #distractinglysexy pic.twitter.com/O5fQH0bJgQ Rachel Penczykowski (@RachelPenczy) June 11, 2015

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ORIGINAL: Mashable
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