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  • AnonymousHey Shychemist. I've been following your blog for awhile and I want to bring up something that seems dated but nonetheless holds to be accurate today. I feel like the girls who consider themselves to be on the science side of tumblr to be horribly mistaken. It's statistically proven that women applicants struggle to get into stem doctorate programs, and rightfully so, they don't belong there. examples- atomic-o-licious, brainsx , adventuresinchemistry, i can't fit anymore but you get it
  • shychemist

    It doesn’t seem dated, your attitude is dated. This is the 21st century.

    Women deserve to be in STEM programs just as much as men. I’d wager they deserve to succeed in the Sciences even more than men because of the sexism and misogyny they experience.

    They struggle to get in because they’re the minority, and a lot of people who could admit them are sexist (regardless of gender) because of the society they grew up in. Its not through any intellectual weakness. These women are amazing and just as smart as the men in their fields.

    You have no right to say these things to these amazing women, many of whom I consider to be friends.

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    raistlinne:

    katsudonburi:

    ecumenicalseeker:

    hannahoort:

    astropheminism:

    nonlinearfluctuations:

    chemistry-of-chaos:

    dinostuck:

    scientistsarepeopletoo:

    adventuresinchemistry:

    smilesandvials:

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    Wow. That seems like really fucking wrong. And offensive.
    And I would love to take some more time out of my day to be pissed about it.
    But…
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    It seems that I have a lot of fucking science to do. 
    So, uh, screw that.
    If anybody needs me, me and my lady bits will be getting some fucking science done.

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    I’m oddly excited to have been name checked by this shitty anon. Because it means that the very fact that I got into an Ivy League, top 15 science PhD program (where I fucking belong) is a giant fuck you to shitty anon. Also, shitty anons make Lewis sad. Because Lewis is a feminists science hippo.

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    imageBest way for me to deal with shitty nonnies who think women can’t do science? DO MORE SCIENCE!!!! MWAHAHAHA

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    Crap, I’m a woman biologist. I’d go get another career but I have a groundbreaking thesis on rapid evolution of reproductive isolation between seed beetle populations to finish. 

    I’m not a well-known tumblr scientist…but I am a scientist all the same. And while I could probably obtain a more gender-appropriate occupation… I’m pretty content with the fact I’m an atmospheric chemist Additionally, I am also one of the few women who have managed to be selected to intern at NASA’s airborne research program. 

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    Do I not deserve a place in the STEM fields, anon? 

    Hey ladies! Mind if some physicists join in?

    At the CERN visiting the CMS part of the LHC where were were working for 8 months on both computational and experimental work:

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    Presenting our research at a conference on Physics of Living Systems:
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    And visiting the Wind Tunnel experiment after presenting our research at Max Planck Institute at a Advances in Cardiac Dynamics Workshop

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    Oh, me? What do I do? I try to understand why superbursts happen in neutron stars! This is important because: they shouldn’t happen but they do. And the implications could be astoundingly helpful for things like, oh I don’t know, nuclear fusion.

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    Oh, just me, at a conference after presenting this:

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    "don’t belong there"?! excuse you! 
    Im not a science tumblr but i am a girl and a geologist so i kinda prove you wrong…?

    In the Sorbas Basin finding fossilised bird trackways and fossilised rain drops
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    Using HCl to dissolve solnhofen plattenkalk (limestones) to make plastic copies of exceptional fossils  

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    On board the HMS Discovery, a state of the art scientific ship which anchors at the NOC (national oceanography centre Southampton)

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    Doing some geological mapping and fieldwork in Ingleton Yorkshire

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    So yeh anon, you’re wrong and very very very outdated in your opinions 

    oh wow this anon thinks that women don’t belong in STEM—

    better throw my archaeology B.A. in the trash, burn my thesis and stop teaching biology, chemistry and physics to the 8-12th grades.

    OH WAIT
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    I’ve got image 

    SCIENCE TO DO

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    NO TIME FOR SEXIST MAN CHILD ANONS

    oh I guess I should burn the cheque I got for guest lecturing in grad school too—

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    Sorry, no time to answer douchey anon. To busy getting paid handsomely to do research things like this

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    While dressed fabulously like this

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    Because unlike the bullshit movies would tell you, geologists don’t wear white lab coats. Something to do with all that dirt. 

    I’d tell my grad school and all the funding bodies that gave me a fellowship and research grants that they were totally mistaken because girls don’t science well except OOPS ALREADY GOT MY MS IN GEOLOGY, TOO LATE. 

    Well darn. Guess I better just get back to doing science instead.

    Oh I’m sorry, I didn’t realize that being a woman would prevent me from, say, be the top class and personally handpicked by my Materials Engineering teacher (renowed nationally and ALSO a woman) to develop a thesis in that area.

    Look at me /not/ reppin’ motherfucker Motörhead on the lab

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    Or at the installation I obviously /did not/ develop based on a computer program for conduting explosions with graphite flakes

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    Or me /not/ using ear protection for said explosions while wearing a cute as fuck shirt with tiny skulls

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    And the kicker? Got companies already eating eachother because of what a huge breakthrough this method will be, if I make it happen.

    So kindly FUCK OFF. We ladies have science to do.

    Oh whoops I accidentally saved my SMALL (<50 employees) tech company over $150k in my first year of being hired as a biomedical engineer by knowing my shit, which led to the GM of my company singing my praises at like 5 company-wide meetings and me getting an unheard of raise.

    Not to mention, the first product I designed and launched made unexpected profits in the first quarter, and expectations were high.

    But yeah, I totally don’t belong in engineering, obviously. 

    No pics of me at my desk, against co. policy obviously, so here’s me drinking tea before I go off to figure out shit that no one else can:

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