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Nobel Laureate Resigns After 'Girls in Labs Cry' Remark

Tuesday, November 17, 2015   (0 Comments)
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from PRI, by Stephen Snyder, June 11, 2015

He may have a Nobel prize, but Tim Hunt is out of a job after denigrating women scientists as being love-magnet, lovelorn crybabies in the lab.

Hunt resigned from his honorary professor position at the University College London, the university said Thursday, in a statement that read like ''forced to resign.'' The university noted it 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.''

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