Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Tim Hunt has got his science all wrong when it comes to women in his field.
Speaking to a room of renowned scientists and science journalists at Wednesday’s World Conference of Science Journalists, Hunt outlined the difficulties of working with “girls” in science: “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.”
Yup, it actually gets worse. The 72-year-old, whose wife is a prominent scientist at University College London, went on to say that scientists should work in labs segregated by gender, The Guardian reports.
As could be hypothesized, female and male scientists around the world had a serious problem with Hunt’s backward, sexist remarks.