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Update: Neil deGrasse Tyson Schools Sexist Joker On Twitter

By Kristy Puchko | Twitter | August 26, 2016 |

By Kristy Puchko | Twitter | August 26, 2016 |

UPDATE: The Internet fooled us again! @DrNeilTyson is actually a parody account. We’re very embarrassed, BUT Parody NdT’s point about sexism in STEM fields still stands. The original post can be read below.

American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is many things, all of them wonderful. He’s a modern geek icon who’s helped make loving science as cool as geeking out over superheroes. He’s an outspoken advocate for expanding NASA’s space program and the opportunities therein. Plus, he’s a force to be reckoned with on Twitter. So when a Twitter account claiming to revel in the “The Lighter Side of Science” made a sexist joke becuz women astronauts be cray-cray (amirite?), Tyson schooled the handle hard.

Here’s how it went down:

And one more lesson:

H/T Samira Salma

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