dude who announced the Higgs Boson in an unfashionable font knows how women speakers feel when journalists talk about clothes and weightOther people found it pretty clever too. 76 retweets, 60k impressions, my most-retweeted ever by a factor of five.
— Jessica Kerr (@jessitron) July 5, 2012
Except.. the new elementary particle wasn't announced by a dude.
@jessitron @MrAlanCooper huh. perhaps she knows how it feels when people hear of her work and assume she must be a man.My apologies to Fabiola Gianotti. Congratulations, as well.
— Lisa Ballard (@BasilLeaf) July 7, 2012
I made the assumption "prominent scientist = dude." Pardon me while I smack myself in the forehead.