Monday, January 9, 2012

Safety signs for scientific spinsters

I did not want to be mean, and I hate generalizations (so this is only a mean and exaggerated comic strip), but the years I have spent in science and the months I have spent with my baby at home have clearly shown me that this type of 'scientific spinster' really exists. (But of course not all single women scientists are 'spinsters' or like this, and I hope they won't feel concerned.) My bad experience started with a diploma supervisor who was openly jealous about my hair when I first entered the lab and told me immediately that when she was young she had the same nice hair... (I quit her lab very quickly...) Then I have experienced that a spinster colleague cut all communication with me after my baby's born. So, I decided that such people deserve this cartoon...