I just received the following most ridiculous-sounding advert by email.
"Are you a female scientist? Do you want to help boost the profile of women in science?"
--My regular followers know that the answer to both of both these questions is yes.
"Yes? Apply now!"
--Oh, excellent, there is something I can do!
"For the 4th year running, Soapbox Science is giving female scientists the chance to stand on soapboxes on the streets of cities around the UK [...]"
--Seriously? You want me to apply to stand on a soapbox? I wouldn't have thought that there'd be (m)any volunteers for that.
I am sure their goals are laudable, but that pitch has gone seriously wrong.http://soapboxscience.org