Women In STEM Will Cheer At This Former Victoria's Secret Model's Clapback
"Looking forward to the day when women in tech don’t have to go above and beyond to prove themselves."
This is Lyndsey Scott. She's a computer programmer and advocate for women and minorities in tech...
...And she's also an actor and former Victoria's Secret model. Here she is walking in the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
A few days ago, coding.engineer on Instagram posted this pic of Lyndsey, listing her coding abilities.
Naturally, The Internet™ couldn't handle an accomplished woman in a STEM field, so the negative comments appeared.
Lyndsey used the opportunity to destroy everyone in the comments by listing her accomplishments in her field.
She also shared the exchange on Twitter...
...Which led to other women in STEM sharing their stories of sexism in the workplace.
Lyndsey Scott spoke to BuzzFeed about her experience and the struggles women and minority groups face in STEM fields. Her comments follow!
Lyndsey herself struggled at first to break into software programming. She told BuzzFeed that it seemed she wasn't being taken seriously at first.
When asked how the situation in STEM fields could improve for women, Lyndsey's answer was simple: Men need to do a better job of being inclusive.
Clearly there's a long way to go for equality in STEM, but with women like Lyndsey out there advocating, the future is looking bright!
BuzzFeed has reached out to Lyndsey Scott's reps for comment.