Katie Mack @AstroKatie (a.k.a. Dr Katherine J Mack) astrophysicist/cosmologist, occasional freelance science writer, connoisseur of cosmic catastrophes Jun. 25, 2019 1 min read

PSA: Only a very small fraction of scientists wear lab coats when they work.

👩🏼‍🔬<- some of us, sometimes, if lab scientists doing messy things in a lab or whatever
👩🏾‍💻👩🏻‍🏫👩🏽‍💼🙋🏿‍♀️<- most of us, most of the time

A short article on why the lab-coat media stereotype can be a problem:  https://www.theguardian.com/science/head-quarters/2014/jun/13/scientists-dont-need-to-wear-a-white-lab-coat-to-talk-about-science?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other  Basic idea: lab coats may (rightly or wrongly) convey authority, but in most public situations it’s probably better to convey acceptance, belonging, diversity, relatability


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