Anne Perkins has some pleasingly acid thoughts on Tim Hunt FRS.
Here at last is someone who has come out with it. Women at work are a nuisance.
Hunt chose his moment of public revelation at, of all places, a women’s convention on science and journalism in South Korea. Perhaps he thought they’d be flattered when he told them that the trouble with women in labs was that they fall in love and cry when they’re criticised.
Of course they’d be flattered – he’s a Nobel laureate. He’s talking about them. What could be more flattering?
Note that old device, that get-out-of-jail-free admission of chauvinism. [Read more…]