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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