Women scientists like their toys, too

The Twittersphere has reacted rapidly to comments by California Institute of Technology astronomy and planetary science professor Shrinivas Kulkarni, who told NPR recently that many scientists “are what I call ‘boys with toys”.

In next to no time, female scientists took to Twitter to remind the world that they are doing crucial work – and like their toys just as much as the “boys” do.

In 48 hours, there were nearly 17,000 tweets under the hashtag #GirlsWithToys as female scientists from all over the world posted images of themselves with their scientific equipment.

Here’s just some of them, via mic.com, starting with Cosmos contributor and astrophysicist Katie Mack @AstroKatie (above)



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