Too sexy for the lab

The BBC tells us:

Female scientists have been sharing “distractingly sexy” photos of themselves after a feminist website encouraged them to respond to comments by a Nobel laureate.

Here’s one:

Andrea Bidgood ‏@Andreabigfoot Jun 11
#distractinglysexy hot science at work. Haven’t cried all week

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Whoaaaaaaaa throw some cold water over me.

Many of them are hilarious, such as:

Morgan Kelly ‏@MorganWKelly Jun 10
Smelled like dead oysters at the faculty meeting. Hope I wasn’t too #distractinglysexy

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They distract in India too:

Jane Evans ‏@jede39 Jun 10
@rhiannonlucyc @VagendaMagazine Indian rocket scientists #distractinglysexy

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And Stephanie Evans, whose feed is full of STEM and women in STEM goodness:

Stephanie Evans ‏@StephEvz43 Jun 10
Idk how any men were able to function when I was in this bunny suit and integrating a satellite. #distractinglysexy

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Makes it hard to think straight, doesn’t she.


  1. moarscienceplz says

    Smart women are pretty darned sexy, but if that prevents you from doing good science, you aren’t much of a scientist.

  2. NitricAcid says

    And if you let your attraction for a coworker interfere with *their* work, you’re far worse than “not much of a scientist”.

  3. NitricAcid says

    Dammit. Now I have “I’m too sexy for this lab….too sexy for this lab…” stuck in my head.

  4. says

    I find competent people (whatever their gender) to be exciting, interesting, and (my lizard brain gets confused) yes, sexy. So I’d probably rate some of those as “distractingly sexy” but I’d keep my fucking mouth shut about it so as not to interrupt them while they’re doing their work. Sheesh, how hard is that?

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