Women Scientists respond to Nobel laureate’s sexist comments

A Nobel laureate whose comments about the “trouble with girls” involved in science provoked humorous responses from women scientists who tweeted selfies shot in their laboratory.

Women Scientists respond to Nobel laureate’s sexist commentsThe women scientists responded in a humorous way to the sexist comments a Nobel laureate made at a World Conference which had sparked an outcry.
In the meantime the Nobel laureate who held the role of honorary professor with the University College London (UCL), Faculty of Life Sciences, had to resign. UCL officially stated that: “UCL can confirm that Sir Tim Hunt FRS has resigned from his position as honorary professor with the UCL Faculty of Life Sciences following comments he made about women in science at the World Conference of Science Journalists on 9 June. (…) UCL was the first university in England to admit women students on equal terms to men, and the university believes that this outcome is compatible with our commitment to gender equality.” (UCL News, 10 June 2015).

Read + watch the funny tweets “#distractinglysexy” here…