Sexist comments from astronomer sparks #GirlsWithToys

In response to sexist comments from a male astronomer calling scientists “boys with toys”, twitter has ERUPTED  with #GirlsWithToys.  This is not the first time male scientists have been sexist, and it probably won’t be the last.  Shrinivas Kulkarni, astronomer from California Institute of Technology, recently said in an NPR interview:

“Many scientists, I think, secretly are what I call ‘boys with toys,’ ” he says. “I really like playing around with telescopes. It’s just not fashionable to admit it.”

What Kulkarni fails to realize is that many scientists are also ‘GIRLS with toys’.  Don’t worry, the internet has provided ample response.  Check out #GirlsWithToys and some of these highlights:

[tweet https://twitter.com/elakdawalla/status/600355431580569601] [tweet https://twitter.com/NobelPrize/status/600320507418902528] [tweet https://twitter.com/paulcoxon/status/599968112935567360] [tweet https://twitter.com/Astroguyz/status/599948201693716482] [tweet https://twitter.com/pinar_gurel/status/600508075230023680]
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