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.

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

tim-hunt-sexist-remarks-women-respond-scientists-22Image credits: biozentrum.unibas.ch

The #distractinglysexy hashtag was born in response:

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

#1 I'm Really Glad That Curie Managed To Take A Break From Crying To Discover Radium And Polonium

I'm Really Glad That Curie Managed To Take A Break From Crying To Discover Radium And Polonium

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StephanieFrizzell 3 years ago

That has nothing to do with her work, Nejc Romih

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#2 Filter Mask Protects Me From Hazardous Chemicals And Muffles My Woman Cries

Filter Mask Protects Me From Hazardous Chemicals And Muffles My Woman Cries

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Haileefishaa 3 years ago

muffles my woman cries hahaha

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#3 I Cried When #ebola Patients Died Or When Got Better. I Have Feelings & I Deal W Them

I Cried When #ebola Patients Died Or When Got Better. I Have Feelings & I Deal W Them

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captaingrumpy 3 years ago

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How many men work with you??

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

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

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ReverendVeritas 2 years 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 3 years ago

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

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#6 Still #distractinglysexy After A Full Day Of Cell Culture. Didn't Even Cry This Time, So Proud!

Still #distractinglysexy After A Full Day Of Cell Culture. Didn't Even Cry This Time, So Proud!

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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 2 years ago

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

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#8 I Made It Through These Brain Dissections Without Falling In Love Or Crying. Phew!

I Made It Through These Brain Dissections Without Falling In Love Or Crying. Phew!

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#9 It's Just Really Hard Working In A Coed Lab Because I'm Too Distracting To The Male Scientists

It's Just Really Hard Working In A Coed Lab Because I'm Too Distracting To The Male Scientists

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CherylAnderson 3 years ago

Hilarious!

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#10 Later That Day, I Filled This Bronze Age Ditch With My Womanly Archaeology Tears

Later That Day, I Filled This Bronze Age Ditch With My Womanly Archaeology Tears

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Victoria 2 years ago

LOL

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