Girls with toys: a funny response to gender stereotypes in science

On a recent NPR (USA) interview, an astropysicist used the expression "Boys with toys", when referring to scientists, which was underlined by the presenter; whether this was simple misstep which was then unnecessarily underlined (and maybe therefore reinforced) is left to discussion, but it has raised a reaction on twitter with a specific hastag, girls with toys, demonstrating in an informal and visual way that women too are hands-on technicians and scientists.

You can read about this in this Slate article, and visit the twitter here

and feel free to contribute to this discussion there or on our facebook page!