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Beauty and Brains: My Opinion

Today’s post was brought to my attention by the awesome Samantha Yammine (SamanthaZY on twitter) and she’s been a great leader of the fight against STEM stereotypes. Earlier this week, a popular cosmetics company launched a new product accompanied by a stereotypical slogan that refers to the idea that adorning a made-up face is more important than attending your lessons or lectures. I’m sure you’ve seen this advertisement shared around social media and I don’t think the company needs any more advertisement than the current social media attention it is currently receiving.  All over Twitter and Instagram, women in STEM have been responding with outrage, to the advertisement, sharing their beautiful selfies and their powerful academic credentials.  We, as Women In STEM, will not give in to stereotypes and we will not be silenced.  Every one of us is pursuing her career to the fullest, whether we’re in undergrad, masters or PhD level or even in employment but at the same time we’re fighting…

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