Elsewhere, some of you may have see reference to the #girlswithtoys hashtag, a response to an offhand comment by a senior US Astronomer that astronomy was just 'boys with toys'. Cue thousands of women scientists saying 'hang on a moment, we're here too!' The outcry got quite a bit of media exposure - and resulted in some lovely images - we've picked a few below. Perhaps you have more to add?
Nope! Not even at Nat'l Labs: Science isn't just for 'boys with toys' http://t.co/D9Nq1dK20x @mashable #GirlsWithToys pic.twitter.com/WlU81upz5c— LosAlamosNationalLab (@LosAlamosNatLab) May 18, 2015
Maria Goeppert Mayer, 1963 #NobelPrize in Physics for discoveries concerning nuclear shell structure #GirlsWithToys pic.twitter.com/e8U3iP63j3— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) May 18, 2015
Katharine Blodgett, 1st woman to earn a physics PhD @Cambridge_Uni, with a Langmuir-Blodgett trough: #girlswithtoys pic.twitter.com/sP8rovBUib— Dr Paul Coxon (@paulcoxon) May 17, 2015
I'm afraid Margaret Hamilton just won #GirlsWithToys “@stevemilan: Still blown away by this photo. pic.twitter.com/9KsiKCAKRh”— Elizabeth Tasker (@girlandkat) May 17, 2015