KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Female scientists are fighting back in the best way, after a prized male scientist made some extremely sexist remarks.
The subject of this self-destruction story is 72-year-old Sir Tim Hunt, an honorary professor at the University College London.
He won the NOBEL PRIZE in 2001 for his groundbreaking work in cell division.
At a recent conference of science journalists, Hunt said:
“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.”
So in an online backlash, female scientists uploaded pictures of themselves dressed in their 'seductive' lab coats, filter masks or boiler suits accompanied by the hashtag "distractingly sexy."
Below are some of our favorites.