Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Here come the girls!


The European Commission recently spent over £80,000 making this deeply sexist and insulting video:
In order to "encourage more girls to get into science".

The women (and some men) of the science faculty at Bristol University responded with this:
...which becomes even more hilarious the more times you watch it, so I just had to share the joy!

5 comments:

  1. I keep watching the one made by the Bristol group and love it more each time. Thanks for calling my attention to it.

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  2. The spoof video is going viral. Has been covered by the Huffington Post, the Guardian Science, mediabistro and Jezebel so far.

    My favourite thing is a quote I saw in the Telegraph, in response to the original, sexist video:

    Dr Petra Boynton, a social psychologist at University College London, wrote: "For the love of all things holy what is this ****?


    Sometimes, you just gotta call a spade a spade!

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  3. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/sex/9730203/Sexy-science-grads-make-spoof-video-to-combat-sexism.html

    Just found out it also made The Telegraph! Which is awesome, but I just made the mistake of reading the comments, and now I hate people. So many either don't know the meaning of the word parody, or think they're clever by saying "psychologists? I thought you said that they were scientists!"

    Rage.

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  4. I laughed until ... I cried.

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