In typically-expected social media news, a pretty girl’s intelligence has come into question, well… because she’s a model.
Instagram and social media goblins have come out of their holes to talk down on Lyndsey Scott, a former Victoria’s Secret model and total hottie.
The comment section of Coding Engineer, an account dedicated to highlighting awareness and individuals in coding culture, is full of shocked users spouting their disbelief and disgust over a picture of Lyndsey.
The page posted a photo of her on the runway with a caption of the five computer languages she’s proficient in.
I mean, who would believe in brains and beauty? Absolutely unheard of, right?
Lyndsey’s coding days started back in college, in order to financially support her acting career. Nowadays, not only is she known for her advancement in the world of modeling, such as being the first Black model to sign a runway contract with Calvin Klein, but she has developed her coding profession to raise her career above and beyond one sector.
The comment section was so disproving that Lyndsey jumped in herself in order to quell any rising doubts, replying:
“I have 27481 points on StackOverflow; I’m on the iOS tutorial team for RayWendelich.com; I’m the Lead iOS software engineer for @RallyBound, the 841st fastest growing company in the US according to @incmagazine, I have a Bachelor’s degree from Amherst where I double majored in computer science and theater, and I’m able to live my life doing everything I love. Looking at these comments I wonder why 41% of women in technical careers drop out because of a hostile work environment 🤔 #gofigure.”
Of course, that explains the global statistic of 51% of women that leave STEM jobs for other career opportunities.
The internet has been a-bustle with a flood of support and encouragement towards Lyndsey and the bigger cause that she’d brought back into the spotlight: Men don’t like to take women in male-dominated positions seriously.
Good for you! I started in computer science in the 1980s as a programmer and now teach and am finishing my PhD. I did not experience much discrimination based on gender until recently. Fewer women go into the field now–but I'm teaching to try to change that!
— Karen Thurston (@CloudBaseTwo) September 12, 2018
Keep accomplishing amazing things. I am personally obsessed with programming and SharePoint. Most women I know advance in IT management later in life than men do. You are truly amazing, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
— Jill Nolan (@jillmnolan) September 8, 2018
Tell ’em, Lyndsey.
Now, while I thoroughly respect Lyndsey, females in tech innovation, and the rise of women in STEM, I just have to ask… What is with that outfit, though?