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Anonymous: Hey Shychemist. I've been following your blog for awhile and I want to bring up something that seems dated but nonetheless holds to be accurate today. I feel like the girls who consider themselves to be on the science side of tumblr to be horribly mistaken. It's statistically proven that women applicants struggle to get into stem doctorate programs, and rightfully so, they don't belong there. examples- atomic-o-licious, brainsx , adventuresinchemistry, i can't fit anymore but you get it 














It doesn’t seem dated, your attitude is dated. This is the 21st century.

Women deserve to be in STEM programs just as much as men. I’d wager they deserve to succeed in the Sciences even more than men because of the sexism and misogyny they experience.

They struggle to get in because they’re the minority, and a lot of people who could admit them are sexist (regardless of gender) because of the society they grew up in. Its not through any intellectual weakness. These women are amazing and just as smart as the men in their fields.

You have no right to say these things to these amazing women, many of whom I consider to be friends.

Wow. That seems like really fucking wrong. And offensive.
And I would love to take some more time out of my day to be pissed about it.

It seems that I have a lot of fucking science to do. 
So, uh, screw that.
If anybody needs me, me and my lady bits will be getting some fucking science done.


I’m oddly excited to have been name checked by this shitty anon. Because it means that the very fact that I got into an Ivy League, top 15 science PhD program (where I fucking belong) is a giant fuck you to shitty anon. Also, shitty anons make Lewis sad. Because Lewis is a feminists science hippo.


imageBest way for me to deal with shitty nonnies who think women can’t do science? DO MORE SCIENCE!!!! MWAHAHAHA


Crap, I’m a woman biologist. I’d go get another career but I have a groundbreaking thesis on rapid evolution of reproductive isolation between seed beetle populations to finish. 

I’m not a well-known tumblr scientist…but I am a scientist all the same. And while I could probably obtain a more gender-appropriate occupation… I’m pretty content with the fact I’m an atmospheric chemist Additionally, I am also one of the few women who have managed to be selected to intern at NASA’s airborne research program. 




Do I not deserve a place in the STEM fields, anon? 

Hey ladies! Mind if some physicists join in?

At the CERN visiting the CMS part of the LHC where were were working for 8 months on both computational and experimental work:


Presenting our research at a conference on Physics of Living Systems:

And visiting the Wind Tunnel experiment after presenting our research at Max Planck Institute at a Advances in Cardiac Dynamics Workshop


Yo, I haven’t posted for a while, but I’m doing a PhD in isotope geochemistry and this made me mad enough to come out of the Pb isotope lab and take this ‘selfie’ to make damn sure no-one thinks that girls can’t do science. I do what I do because I love it, and you know what? I kick ass at it. So jog on hateful anon, we’ve got science to do. 


I have studied nearly every single branch of math and science including but not limited to; geology, astrophysics, mathematics, chemistry, geochemistry, geochronology, nuclear physics, micropaleontology, microbiology, astronomy, logic, physics, biology, oceanography, paleontology, and so many more. The fact that ANYONE has the fucking gall to say that women don’t belong in those subjects is absolutely ludicrous. I work harder than most people I know, and seeing someone tell me that I don’t belong in the field I have decided to dedicate my life to is beyond me. Go fuck yourself if you think that a woman doesn’t belong in STEM programs. Go. Fuck. Yourself. Let me show you how much I actually do, how much work it actually is, and how little of it some uneducated anonymous fuck would actually understand.

imageThese are microfossils that I study. They help with finding oil that allows you to live your life in the comfort you are used to. 

imageThe tedious work of extracting mineral grains that are no larger than a speck of dust. One slip of the hand, and your data is lost. 

imageUsing laser ablation inductively coupled mass spectrometry to measure radioactive decay in microscopic mineral grains. p.s. that single grain on the screen is over a billion years old.image


Did I mention countless hours of field work which includes hiking with loads over 30 pounds and elevation gains of more than 1000 feet in the scorching heat of the desert or pouring rain in the mountains to collect data? Most of which would push the physical limits of most people, yet this requires constant physical and mental work for 8 hours straight. every. single. day. 


Or how about presenting research?


I know I am a successful person, and I am exactly where I belong. If you think otherwise, well, you have a lot of waking up to do. 

This anon makes me really sad. Lady scientists, you most certainly belong here! I love you all!


This post is so inspiring… it’s great to actually SEE ladies doing their thing in whatever STEM niche they occupy. I support all my female peers in science! (I’m a biochemistry major with a focus on pharmacology, and damn it I WILL be a doctor one day.)

Damn, it must be because I don’t belong and am inferior to males that I got a great job in my STEM field right out of college after being named the top student in my chemistry program.image

Oh yeah, that was after I presented the research I did on environmental chemistry, for which I was awarded a undergraduate research fellowship, at a national conference.


Fuck da haters.

Hi. I’m Maggi. Chemistry enthusiast. I’m earning my B.S degree in chemistry. My grades and work ethic earned me a analytical chemistry internship with Barrick Gold and a research position at the Sanford Underground Research Facility working with the MAJORANA Demonstrator. I’m going to be working in a clean room helping electroform the purest copper in the world a mile underground. Did I mention that I earned all of this as a SOPHOMORE in college, aged 19? 

Below is me next to a haul truck at Barrick Pipeline complex. (For size comparison, I am almost 6 feet tall. Those things are massive).image

Below is me outside of Sanford Undergraound Research Facility. They do bad ass physics experiemnts a mile underground. I will admit I do not fully comprehend what the experiments are doing. But if you have any questions I will ask my roommate and best friend who is interning there with the physicists to kindly explain. She deals with dark matter, neutrinoless double beta decay and weakly interacting massive particles. image

Below is me and my dad after I just accepted my ACS Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry for 2014. I earned the award out of 80 other students, most of whom are male, and a large percent female. Me being a female did not earn me the award. I was anal as fuck in my labs and in my calculations. I earned it, not my gender.image

I busted my ass in organic chemistry this year. Got a B first semester and an A second semester because I whooped MY OWN ASS in gear. I tutor other students in general chemistry and I FUCKING ROCK AT IT! The student who come to me understand the concepts and improved their scores significantly. 

 I have a plethora of organic synthesis photos I took. And I will blow your mind with how much I know about the experiment. If you want to hear about some, I would love to chat ochem with you :D

when I graduate with my undergrad, I am going to go to grad school to get at least a masters in something. I LOVE organic synthesis. I LOVE pharmaceuticals. I LOVE CHEMISTRY. My options are open right now. I still have two years of my undergrad left. I could fall for physical or inorganic chemistry in the next year.

FUCK OFF ANTI WOMEN IN STEM PEOPLE. and let us fucking live our dreams and lives. I’m going to make your medicines someday. 

 I’m about to follow all the lovely science ladies above, so follow me if you like. I reblog chemistry and science things. I have a chemistry tag that you all can look at if you’d like.

Have an amazing, awe-inspiring day.

Women of science.  Up yours anon.



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