Latest example: Nobel prize winner Tim Hunt. It’s a real shame, too — I know his work, he’s one of the people who worked out details of the regulation of the cell cycle. Unfortunately, he’s also been revealed to be a sexist ignoramus.
He has made a few interesting remarks to the press.
In remarks yesterday before writers, scientists, and engineers attending the World Conference of Science Journalists in Seoul, Hunt stood and after thanking the women journalistsfor making lunch,and warning attendees that he had a reputation as a male chauvinist, offered up his groundbreaking ideas on women in the field.
Let me tell you about my trouble with girls,Hunt said, according to science journalist Connie St Louis, who tweeted the most disgusting points in his unrecorded speech.Three things happen when they are in the lab: You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticize them, they cry.He continued that while he was in favor of single sex laboratories, he didn’t want tostand in the wayof women.
All I can say is…fuck off, dinosaur. We’re better off without you in any position of authority.