News: Nobel laureates and sexism


This month seems to be bringing sexist scientists into the limelight. Last week was a scientist advising PhD students to put up with her prof staring at her breasts and now we have a scientist telling that men and women should not work in the same lab!

“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 criticise them, they cry.”

How about what 3 other things that can happen when they are in the lab? “They graduate with a PhD…. They hate you and are glad to leave your lab….They become scientists and do not take shit anymore.”

Read more here – link.

Luckily the outrage has forced him to apologize and resign

Edited to add – Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Says He Was Forced to Resign

5 thoughts on “News: Nobel laureates and sexism

  1. Did you see the Twitter response #distractinglysexy?! It’s hilarious with female scientists dressed in their normal lab coats to show how difficult it would be for anyone to work with them when they’re dressed ‘so provocatively’!!

    1. I love it when people sometimes do not think before they speak!! If everyone was super careful before speaking, we would never ever know or be able to expose what they really think. These kind of incidents start a dialogue and you will be surprised (or not) on how many people agree with him!

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