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Male Scientists' Biographies Written As If They Were Women

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Tom Hale

Senior Journalist

clockFeb 2 2016, 19:17 UTC
1061 Male Scientists' Biographies Written As If They Were Women
@Daurmith/Twitter

In 2013, the pioneering rocket scientist Yvonne Brill died. In her obituary, The New York Times opened with the facepalm-inducing line: “She made a mean beef stroganoff.”

A lot of the time when you read about a female scientist, there’s an underlying tone of surprise that they chose a career in science. Either that, or the emphasis is not on their great minds and their achievements, but their appearance, or love life... Or their stroganoff recipe.

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To challenge these very unscientific assumptions, Twitter user Daurmith has written a series of short biographies of male scientists as if they were women. The tweets were originally written in Spanish, but translated by popular demand. 

 

 


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