On June 9th, Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Sir Tim Hunt shocked the world by making sexist statements about women scientists at a women scientists' conference in South Korea. "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," the Nobel laureate said, advocating single-sex labs as well.


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In response to his anachronistic and chauvinistic comments, women scientists around the world took to Twitter to show how wrong he really was, using hashtags like #distractinglysexy and #TimHunt. Women in science are encouraged to add their own pics below!

"Three things happen when [women] are in the lab... You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you and when you criticize them, they cry," Tim Hunt said at a conference in South Korea

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The #distractinglysexy hashtag was born in response:

tim-hunt-sexist-remarks-women-respond-scientists-66 Image credits: Twitter

#4 Thankfully, Worker Bees Are All Female, Otherwise...

Thankfully, Worker Bees Are All Female, Otherwise...

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ReverendVeritas 1 year ago

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...otherwise the male bees would demand her and the queen bee make them a sandwich?

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#5 Oh Don't Mind Me. I'm Just Pipetting While Being #distractinglysexy

Oh Don't Mind Me. I'm Just Pipetting While Being #distractinglysexy

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KevinGarry 2 years ago

Oh no! You made me drop my Petri dish with your distracting pipetting!

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#7 I Fell In Love With The Microcentrifuge... Typical Woman In The Lab

I Fell In Love With The Microcentrifuge... Typical Woman In The Lab

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ReverendVeritas 1 year ago

Typical woman - Falling for a quick fling who can send her world spinning, but in the end microcentrifuges will always separate.

#13 Tears, Laughter, Romance, Dirty Dirty Flotation: Archaeology Makes Me So Hot Right Now

Tears, Laughter, Romance, Dirty Dirty Flotation: Archaeology Makes Me So Hot Right Now

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LexieMacIver 2 years ago

I think that his real problem is that he cried after so many women rejected him due to all the hairs sticking out of his nose.

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#15 #distractinglysexy #womeninscience

#distractinglysexy #womeninscience

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BeccaBritton 2 years ago

Look at those ankles.. You should be ashamed for being so distractingly sexy.. LOL

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