The #GirlsWithToys was created by anthropologist Kate Clancy. It was in response to a comment made by Shrinivas Kulkarni, an astrophysicist, during an interview. He said: Many scientists, I think, secretly are what I call ‘boys with toys’.
This made Kate Clancy angry, so she posted some photos of her female laboratory students with the “toys” they do science with. She also posted some of herself. Each time, she used the hashtag #GirlsWithToys.
Since then, many women in various fields of science joined in. This blog is the third (and final) post in my series about this hashtag. That being said, the #GirlsWithToys hashtag is still very popular, so there will be more photos of women of science, and their “toys” out there.
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