Is it ok for scientists to be sexy? When Bernadette is chosen to appear in a sexy magazine spread honoring California’s sexiest female scientists, Amy disapproves. She believes women in their profession work hard enough to be taken seriously as it is and posing for pictures in their lingerie won’t help their cause. Bernadette argues that women should be able to be thought of as both smart and sexy. She gets some support from Penny who acknowledges that she uses her sexuality to get ahead at her pharmaceuticals sales job all the time.