Female Scientists Strike Back at Sexist Nobel Prize Winner
#DistractinglySexy goes viral as the scientific community mocks antiquated sexism in the lab.
At the World Conference of Science Journalists in South Korea, Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Tim Hunt, made a shockingly sexist remark. As a result, he resigned as as honorary professor at University College London.
[quote position="full" is_quote="true"]Let me tell you about my trouble with girls...Three things happen when they are in the lab: You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticize them they cry.[/quote]
In retaliation for Hunt’s boneheaded remark, female scientists across the globe mocked him by taking pictures and posting them on Twitter under the hashtag #Distractinglysexy.
Here are some of the best tweets.