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#DistractinglySexy: Female Scientists Mock Sir Tim Hunt’s Remarks On Twitter With Hilarious Pictures!

Sir Tim Hunt is a British biochemist, who won the Nobel Prize in 2001 along with two other scientists, for discovering protein molecules that control the division of cells. That is indeed a great achievement. But intelligence and education doesn’t necessarily guarantee commons sense. More’s the pity, if you ask me.

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Sir Tim Hunt

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Because, Hunt, while speaking to journalists at the World Conference of Science in South Korea on June 9th, he reportedly remarked:

“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.”

How rude and sexist is that statement!

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Women in science have since retaliated on social media – first with genuine anger, then condemnation, followed by genuine mirth at his sexist remarks. These obviously distracting ‘girls’ of science and mathematics have since taken to Twitter to prove how #distractinglysexy they are by posting pictures of themselves at work – from an archaeological dig site to a lab dealing with biohazard chemicals to a scientist collecting cheetah feces!

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Oh, by the way, Sir Tim Hunt has since resigned from his post as lecturer from the University College London, and has also offered an apology, which, in my humble opinion, is not much of one. He told BBC that it was ‘a very stupid thing to do in the presence of all those journalists.’ Well, then, did he mean he could’ve made the same comment without any journalists present and got away with it?! Is he high or something?!

Anyway, the awesome and hilarious women and girls of science have flooded Twitter-scape with their ‘seductive’ and ‘distractingly sexy’ outfits at their work stations. Check out the funny ripostes posted by these women here:








Well, the women and girls of science have given apt replies to Sir Tim Hunt’s remarks. What do you think of these hilarious ripostes? Tell us in the comments below!

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#distractinglysexy: Female Scientists Mock Sir Tim Hunt's Remarks On Twitter
Following the sexist remarks by Sir Tim Hunt, female scientists took to Twitter to mock his comments with the hashtag #distractinglysexy, & it's hilarious!
Chaitra Ramalingegowda

Chaitra Ramalingegowda

I fell in love with storytelling long before I knew what it was. Love well written stories, writing with passion, baking lip-smacking-finger-licking chocolate cakes, engaging movies, and home-cooked food. A true work-in-progress and a believer in the idiom 'all those who wander are not lost'. Twitter: @ChaitraRlg