Women Scientists Mount Social Media Campaign To Combat Sexism

Earlier this week, Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Sir Tim Hunt made waves with a sexist statement he made at a women scientists' conference in South Korea.

Advocating for single-sex labs because women are too "distracting," he said, "You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you and when you criticize them, they cry."

Since then, Hunt has resigned from his position as honorary professor at University College London. (See ya!)

Since then women scientists around the world have taken to Twitter, using the hashtag #DistractinglySexy to post photos of their unglamorous lives in their respective scientific fields — from the lab to the farm — to mock Hunt's absurd comments.

Here are some of our favorite #DistractinglySexy tweets:

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