We guess that if you are the fox in charge of the chicken coop, you might be tempted to try to get away with the kind of thing we describe in this post. But here’s an example of why such a cozy relationship can lead to, well, nutty developments.
Coconuts, that is.
The Journal of Proteomics will be taking down two blatantly sexist images illustrating papers by Italian researcher, Pier Giorgio Righetti – who also happens to be
the one of several executive editors of the journal in question. Lab and Field and Tree of Life have the story, which, for obvious reasons, has the Twittersphere twitillated.
Righetti’s article, “Harry Belafonte and the secret proteome of coconut milk,” used the following picture as a “graphical abstract:”
Evidently Elsevier, which publishes the Journal of Proteomics, has agreed to take down the offensive image. They’ve also agreed to take down another of Righetti’s irrelevant racy figures, this one from 2012’s “Assessment of the floral origin of honey via proteomic tools“:
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