Women around the world prove science isn’t just for ‘boys with toys’



Female scientists have joined together to disprove one astronomer’s thesis: science is just “boys with toys.”

Shrinivas Kulkarni, an astronomer who teaches astrophysics at the California Institute of Technology, made waves this weekend after he was quoted by NPR as saying, “Many scientists, I think, secretly are what I call ‘boys with toys.'”

That casual remark, included in an otherwise unremarkable interview, quickly set off a powerful reaction from women (and men) in the science community who took to Twitter to highlight how tone deaf it is to continue talking as though women have no role in the field Read more…

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