Many scientists report feeling under siege under the specter of the new administration.
Anti-science cabinet picks like former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson and Scott Pruitt,who sued the Environmental Protection Agency 13 times as Oklahoma attorney general,have done little to quell fears.
But its also a reflection of American attitudes in general.
Part of the disconnect is that most Americans dont appreciate scientists because they dont personally know any or really understand what they do,according to wildlife ecologist David Steen.
Someone was giving me a hard time about how my work wasnt worth doing, Steen told The Verge. Im there for science communication, so I try to understand it from their perspective.
So Steen introduced himself on Twitter:
The sentiment caught on.
Many women added the hashtag #DressLikeAWoman, a response to reports that Trump has gendered expectations for his employees attire.
Here are a handful of scientists introducing themselves and describing the vital work they do:
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