Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Women in Science

As the sole woman member of this blog team, I think the duty of posting about this new publication falls upon me. The L'Oreal Foundation, along with Science, has just published a booklet called "Young Women in Science", which very attractively features a photo of a woman happily displaying an Anolis carolinensis on her face. Featured are 17 women in various scientific careers including herpetologist Devi Stuart-Fox, whose dissertation work was on dwarf chameleons.

4 comments:

Glor said...

As much as I love anoles, that photo is creepy.

Ainsley said...

Yeah, that thing gives me the hibbly-jibblies. Nothing against you herpetologists, but it looks like either an ill-conceived photoshop job or an ad for a dewlap fetishists site (Rule 34).

Either way, I feel that being a Woman in Science should not require saucy facial apposition of focal taxa. Presumably the elasmobranch, cnidarian, and Ebolavirus researchers will agree.

Anonymous said...

The black spot behind the lizard's eye indicates that it is stressed out. Also, the position of the lizard--cloaca (vent) basically on the woman's lips--seems ill-advised.

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Love this picture really cute..!