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Internet Trolls Make Fun Of This Victoria’s Secret Model For Saying She Can Code, Get Shut Down With Perfect Reply
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Internet Trolls Make Fun Of This Victoria’s Secret Model For Saying She Can Code, Get Shut Down With Perfect Reply

Pulchronomics is the economic study of beauty, birthed by labor economist Daniel Hamermesh. The idea is that one’s appearance can affect (raise) their earning potential. Additionally, the more beautiful among us are held to a higher standard and are hit with a “beauty penalty” (i.e., decreased wages) if they don’t meet these expectations. However, what happens when they meet or even exceed expectations? Well, for women sometimes they are still penalized, as Victoria’s Secret model and software engineer Lyndsey Scott knows too well.

As her website will tell you, the highly accomplished 34-year-old is ranked as one of the top iOS responders on Stack Overflow; is part of the prestigious iOS tutorial team at RayWenderlich.com, and has done video tutorials for kids along with Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg on Code.org. With all of these esteemed achievements, it hasn’t stopped Instagram trolls from doubting this Victoria’s Secret code engineer. A user on Reddit created a thread a thread to highlight this misogynistic thought titled ‘Apparently, it’s impossible for women to be smart and beautiful at the same time,’ with a screenshot of some of their comments. Not one to sit around, Lyndsey Scott took on her haters in one epically glorious response. Scroll down below to see how this Victoria’s Secret model’s story unfolded.

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This is Lyndsey Scott, a model for many prestigious brands

Image credits: lyndsey360

She is also the first African-American women to receive a Calvin Klein exclusive

Image credits: lyndsey360

After her recent Victoria’s Secret gig people started looking into her more and found out that she’s not only a model

For some reason, not everyone could wrap their head around it:

Scott, however, cleared things up quickly with this reply

If you go to her website you will see her numerous coding project accomplishments, which includes being the lead iOS developer on a new mobile video app

Image credits: lyndsey360

She explained in another comment that normally she ignores the haters but it was necessary to shed light on this issue in tech

Across platforms, Scott has been profiled for her multi-faceted talents

Image credits: lyndsey360

Image credits: lyndsey360

Image credits: lyndsey360

Other commenters who saw the story on Reddit shared their similar experiences

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Meh, those guys were just jealous of her talent and knowledge, and the fact that she will NEVER be their girlfriend. Losers.

Nora AlMeida
Community Member
3 years ago

First coders were women. And they weren’t paid much compared to what some programmers got paid after the field got filled with males, instead. But really, any male who doubts a woman’s ability in STEM should remember that he’s part of the problem, and that his insecurities are showing big time. However, the men who can have the mental ability to comprehend that intelligence and physical appearance got nothing to do with one another, and are supportive of women in STEM, those men are much appreciated, and their support is recognized. Good on her for doing it all

Alan Brooks
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3 years ago

Not to mention we never would have landed on the moon if not for the math of some very intelligent women.

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Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
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3 years ago

Once I tried to explain my friend (later girlfriend) how digital phones were different from analog phones. I didn't know at the time she was an electronic engeneer (ouch) working in digital phones developement (double ouch) and she kindly listened to me, not pointing out every piece of crap I was telling her. Adorable.

Suzi Gauthier
Community Member
3 years ago

Instead of ridiculing you like most men would do.

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Meh, those guys were just jealous of her talent and knowledge, and the fact that she will NEVER be their girlfriend. Losers.

Nora AlMeida
Community Member
3 years ago

First coders were women. And they weren’t paid much compared to what some programmers got paid after the field got filled with males, instead. But really, any male who doubts a woman’s ability in STEM should remember that he’s part of the problem, and that his insecurities are showing big time. However, the men who can have the mental ability to comprehend that intelligence and physical appearance got nothing to do with one another, and are supportive of women in STEM, those men are much appreciated, and their support is recognized. Good on her for doing it all

Alan Brooks
Community Member
3 years ago

Not to mention we never would have landed on the moon if not for the math of some very intelligent women.

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Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
3 years ago

Once I tried to explain my friend (later girlfriend) how digital phones were different from analog phones. I didn't know at the time she was an electronic engeneer (ouch) working in digital phones developement (double ouch) and she kindly listened to me, not pointing out every piece of crap I was telling her. Adorable.

Suzi Gauthier
Community Member
3 years ago

Instead of ridiculing you like most men would do.

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