English biochemist, the Nobel-prize winn
English biochemist, the Nobel-prize winner Sir Richard Timothy 'Tim' Hunt meets with the press at the Jozsef Attila Study and Information Centre of Szeged Sciences University in Szegede on March 22, 2012 AFP/Getty Images

#DistractinglySexy Trends in Response to Nobel Scientist's Sexist Remarks

Jun 12, 2015

On Wednesday, Nobel Prize winner Tim Hunt resigned from his position as honorary professor at University College London after telling a conference in South Korea that it's distracting to work alongside "girls" in laboratories because “they fall in love with you and when you criticize them, they cry."

Since then, the hashtag #distractinglysexy has been trending on social media, as women have been posting photos of the unglamorous life of a research scientist to ridicule the embattled biochemist, who shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for research on how cells divide.

There were also jokes about history's most famous female scientists:

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