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:

(h/t BoredPanda)

Ready to learn more about how to unlock the power of food to heal your body, prevent disease & achieve optimal health? Register now for our FREE Functional Nutrition Webinar with Kelly LeVeque.

Related Posts

Popular Stories

Sites We Love

Functional Nutrition Webinar

Food is Medicine

Food has the power to create a happier and healthier world. Celebrity Nutritionist Kelly LeVeque will show you how.

Get Free Access Now Loading next article...
Sign up for mbg's FREE Functional Nutrition Webinar

Your article and new folder have been saved!