So my Advisor comes up to the lab to ask me about that. And he says, "if it's so dangerous to go alone, why are you asking for a woman? Shouldn't you be asking for a big strong man?" (he's being sarcastic)
"First of all, that's sexist. Second of all, this is for the Women in Science fellowship. It's got to be a girl"
"Maybe you should ask for something more than an assistant. Like a gun."
"You mean like the Komen pink hand gun?"
And hilarity followed. I was brilliant. I have Komen's new slogan....
"Doctor's don't kill cancer. ((cocks gun)) I do!"
But really, back to the whole girl assistant thing, this was the image I had in my head during the whole conversation: