Published On: Wed, Jun 10th, 2015

Nobel Laureate in Medicine Tim Hunt: female scientists cause trouble for men in labs

English scientist Tim Hunt tells conference women in laboratories three things happen when they are in the lab they ‘fall in love with you and when you criticize them, they cry’


Scientists should work in gender-segregated labs, according to a Nobel laureate, who said the trouble with “girls” is that they cause men to fall in love with them and cry when criticized.

Tim Hunt, awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine admitted that he has a reputation for being a “chauvinist”, said to the World Conference of Science Journalists in Seoul, South Korea: “Let me tell you about my trouble with girls … 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.”

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