Rob Brooks: I F@#%ing Love... Sexism
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
What do you know? The creative force behind science's favorite Facebook site is ... a woman.
Holy mother of Christ.
Just over a year ago, Elise Andrew, then a biology student at the University of Sheffield, created a Facebook page, to which she gave the catchy name "I Fucking Love Science" (IFLS). Combining interesting facts, sumptuous pictures, quotes from celebrity scientists and geeky jokes, the site took off instantly.
Today it has more than 4.3 million fans. And for the many whingers who simply couldn't bring themselves to like a page with the "F-word" in its name, she mirrored it at Science is Awesome (255,000 fans).
Apparently, IFLS amassed 1,000 "likes" in its first 24 hours, mocking the adoption rate of other pages (my own effort, Sex, Genes & Rock, took 18 months to amass 1,000 fans).
In the whirlwind year since she started IFLS, Andrew has relocated to Canada to work with the LabX Media Group, and now has a team at her disposal to maintain her spi
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