#Distractinglysexy Tweets Are Female Scientists’ Retort to ‘Disappointing’ Comments : The Two-Way : NPR
If you’re catching up, British scientist Tim Hunt, 72, made the remarks at an international conference in South Korea, where he reportedly said, “You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you and when you criticize them, they cry.”
— Claire Lagan Art (@LaganClaire) June 12, 2015
On Wednesday, Hunt apologized — to an extent — and resigned his honorary professorship at University College London.
When asked for her reaction to the case, here’s what Paula Sacco Bubulya, the associate chair of biological sciences at Wright State University, told us:
“Science is a collaborative venture, not unlike most any job where everyone in the ‘office’ works toward a common goal. It’s disappointing to all scientists, men and women alike, that a leader in cell biology would make statements specifically denigrating toward women scientists, and then escalate the situation by following with insincere apologies.”