Remember how in Year 5, whenever Ms. Hooper discussed Isaac Newton, she objectified his apples? Talked about his appearance, his love life, and his personal problems? Yeah, us neither.
Which is why twitter user Daurmith has started describing male scientists in the way that female ones are typically described. To prove a point. A damn good point.
«Pierre Curie, married and proud father of two, found time for love and family during his short scientific career.»— Daurmith (@Daurmith) January 30, 2016
Daurmith wrote the bios because they were “a bit irked” by a piece about British poet Sarah Howes winning the TS Eliot Prize, which focused more on her appearance than her poetry.
«His dour personality made everyone think he’d never marry. Even so, Schrödinger got a wife and a Nobel Prize."— Daurmith (@Daurmith) January 30, 2016
«He had the body of an athlete and the face of a movie star. But Oliver Sacks chose science over glamour.»— Daurmith (@Daurmith) January 30, 2016
“I got to thinking about that and about all the other times I’ve seen articles written about notable women in which their looks/makeup secrets/wardrobe advice were discussed, sometimes instead of – not besides – her work," they said.
«No one could imagine that behind Newton’s large eyes and frail appearance hid one of the most prodigious brains in the world."— Daurmith (@Daurmith) January 30, 2016
“I could have been nastier writing the tweets; I’m very glad I wasn’t. It gave me a different perspective.”