1. When this guy told an astrophysicist with a PhD to "learn some actual science", and she had a great comeback.
2. When this engineer proved you shouldn't make promises you don't intend to keep.
3. When this scientist was told she couldn't attend a conference when she was seven months pregnant and had a brilliant response.
She said in an Instagram caption:
"As @sherylsandberg, COO of Facebook, has said in the past, so many women 'leave before they leave' in anticipation of starting a family due to the guilt of juggling these two apparently contradictory options, taking on less responsibility within their role, taking a back seat in key decision-making and effectively putting the brakes on their career prospects before they actually need to, ensuring that on their return to work they are already at a disadvantage. I do not intend to put the brakes on my ambitions until I need to, and would encourage others to consider why we lay this guilt on female researchers that wish to have both a career and a family."
4. And then scientists all around the world stood up for her too by sharing what they did when they were seven months pregnant.
5. Or even further on in their pregnancy.
6. And then this person made a very good point, tbh.
7. When this science student had the perfect response to people harassing her by email.
8. When this researcher was told to work with male colleagues to improve a paper she'd submitted to a scientific journal.
The reviewer told her and her female co-author:
It would probably also be beneficial to find one or two male biologists to work with, in order to serve as a possible check against interpretations that may sometimes be drifting too far away from empirical evidence into ideologically biased assumptions.
So she pointed out how hypocritical the review of her work was.
9. When a professor said in an interview that many scientists were "boys with toys", and women scientists responded with pictures of their own "toys".
10. When a Nobel laureate said women in the lab were "distracting" and prone to crying, and scientists took issue with his comments in a hilarious way.
12. And then this astrophysicist shut it down in a series of frankly inspirational tweets.
13. And finally, when an astronaut was just doing her literal job and then a man came along to explain it to her.
Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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