Friday, June 12, 2015


 Perhaps you've heard, but let's just put this here, for fun.
This week, Tim Hunt, a life sciences professor & Nobel laureate in the field of cell-splitting research made a speech in Korea, saying (quote): "the trouble with girls" in the research lab is "you fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticize them they cry."
As you might guess, this sat well with pretty much no one, including (but not limited to) the University College of London, (from which Hunt has now resigned his honorary lecturer position), The earth's entire population of females, and the majority of decent males who are literate & alive in the 21st century... etc. (If you are feeling bad for Hunt, and can't go on reading this... know that his apology was that he shouldn't have said how he felt with "all those journalists around" but that he "meant it" yet was "sorry". Also, don't worry. Hunt still has his nobel prize, and will surely be fine as a white male with a PhD in a field in which you sometimes literally get to wear a bag on your head & no one can recognize you anyway). Okay? We're good? Great:

Luckily, here in the 21st century we women have SO many neat rights, including (but NOT limited to!): education, voting, and access to social media accounts. If you don't feel like crying or falling in love on this Friday workday, I highly suggest you log into Twitter, and search the female-scientist-generated hashtag #DistractinglySexy. It's the best thing I've seen on the internet all week, and because I work alone... it's the only thing I've fallen in love with today at the office.

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