Here's yet another reminder that women totally kick ass in any field they want.
Shrinivas Kulkarni, astronomy and planetary science professor at the California Institute of Technology, was featured in an interview with NPR on Saturday. While speaking on astronomers, the professor said, "many scientists ... are what I call 'boys with toys.' I really like playing around with telescopes. It's just not fashionable to admit it."
The comment, which failed to acknowledge his female counterparts in the field, didn't go unnoticed. Women took to the Internet to remind Kulkarni that "boys" aren't the only ones in STEM. Using the #girlswithtoys hashtag, female scientists and engineers shared pictures of themselves or others with tools and equipment.
The #girlswithtoys campaign is stunning, powerful and will make you want to bust out the Bunsen burner.
Scroll below to see #girlswithtoys tweets.
— Frejya Fierce (@melissapierce) May 17, 2015
— Clara Nellist (@claranellist) May 18, 2015
— Sarah Hörst (@PlanetDr) May 16, 2015
— Nujoud Merancy (@nujoud) May 17, 2015
— Natalie Panek (@nmpanek) May 18, 2015
— skullsinthestars (@drskyskull) May 16, 2015
— Aomawa Shields (@aomawa) May 17, 2015
— Rita Parai (@HeNeArXe) May 16, 2015
— Jess Shanahan (@Enceladosaurus) May 16, 2015
— Dawn Sumner (@sumnerd) May 17, 2015
— Stephanie (@stephtdouglas) May 16, 2015
— Nicole Gugliucci (@NoisyAstronomer) May 16, 2015
— Tanya Harrison (@tanyaofmars) May 17, 2015
Main photo credit: Tanya Harrison.
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