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:
I wish I could concentrate in the lab, but I fell in love with Europasaurus holgeri #distractinglysexy #WomenInSTEM pic.twitter.com/UdKrpKAamJ
— Franziska Sattler (@ohyeahfranzi) June 12, 2015
Mind you, guys in the lab were always checking out my nice rack...#distractinglysexy #TimHunt pic.twitter.com/xT7jpL0hiE
— laura baxter (@scientist_me) June 10, 2015
The #distractinglysexy trend is phenomenal. Here I am shoulder-deep in cow rectum, so seductive! pic.twitter.com/fz0v5fygTK
— justmeness (@VanessaAdams6) June 11, 2015
It's just really hard working in a coed lab because I'm too distracting to the male scientists #distractinglysexy pic.twitter.com/9cZMUpy6TL
— Danielle Spitzer (@dspitzzz) June 11, 2015
I did an entire Liver Transplant without crying or falling in love. #distractinglysexy pic.twitter.com/6RdApuzFo9
— Want2opr8 (@drtanthony) June 12, 2015
I was so #distractinglysexy when collecting cheetah crap that even I lost track of what I was doing and dropped some. pic.twitter.com/3qDS7Hd9aG
— Anne Hilborn (@AnneWHilborn) June 11, 2015
I'm really glad that Curie managed to take a break from crying to discover radium and polonium #distractinglysexy pic.twitter.com/txYVHoidK5
— Amy Remeikis (@AmyRemeikis) June 11, 2015
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