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#DistractinglySexy

Following comments made by the Nobel scientist Sir Tim Hunt, the hashtag #distractinglysexy started a worldwide debate on sexism.

#Distractingly sexy - Following comments made by the Nobel scientist Sir Tim Hunt, the hashtag #distractinglysexy started a worldwide debate on sexism in science with female scientists poking fun at the idea that they were a cause of distraction in the lab.
But the hashtag also led to a polarised debate about whether Sir Tim Hunt had been fairly treated amidst the Twitter storm his comments provoked.
A debate that still rages on, and that - some argue - is distracting from the original intention of the hashtag.

Correction: Connie St Louis was mistakenly described as a professor of journalism at City University. She is in fact a senior lecturer.

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Mon 14 Dec 2015 12:04