Nobel prize winning biochemist Timothy Hunt sparked controversy with his comments on female scientists:
“Let me tell you about my trouble with girls," Hunt said, according to science journalist Connie St Louis, who tweeted the most disgusting points in his unrecorded speech. “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." He continued that while he was in favor of single sex laboratories, he didn’t want to “stand in the way" of women.http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/06/09/nobel-prize-winning-biologist-calls-women-love-hungry-cry-babies.html I don't know what to make of this; it's always comical when a scientist tries to share his limited wisdom about women (because they're nerds) but, maybe he's right about sex - segregation. At any rate, I hope he doesn't get banned from the royal society or loose his Nobel.