#DistractinglySexy is the best response ever to Tim Hunt

A Nobel prize-winning scientist has been forced to apologise for saying female colleagues “fall in love” in the workplace and “cry” when criticised.

Sir Tim Hunt, a Cambridge PhD graduate, has come under fire for telling a group of Korean scientists that women distract men from work and should be in same-sex laboratories.

Three things happen when they are in the lab, you fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticise them they cry,” he said.

The 72-year-old also admitted to the audience that he was a “chauvinist pig”.

Huffington Post

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When I read this yesterday I was obviously outraged (me being a woman in science and all), but today, not only did he resign, but Women in Science took twitter to have the last word under the hashtag , and you just have to go look, it’s amazing. Here are some (see more part 2part 3):

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