Science may struggle with a bit of an image problem (and projects like This Is What A Scientist Looks Like are working to combat this) but in attempting to attract more women into the sciences, the EU has gotten it so very wrong.
As if Europe needed any more bad publicity right now.
hey ladies, #sciencegirlthing are organising wet T shirt comps.Girls in litmus paper T shirts will be sprayed & have to guess acid or alkali— Robin Ince (@robinince) June 22, 2012
It is not a step forward to say, "You thought female scientists were frumpy or non-existent, but actually they're hot!" #sciencegirlthing— George (@mortari) June 22, 2012