This week’s sexist idiot is Nobel Prize winner Tim Hunt, a biochemist and honorary professor at University College London. Hunt, whose nose hair is longer than the list of fucks I give about him, said the following, via the Times:
“Let me tell you about my trouble with girls,” Mr. Hunt told an audience on Monday at the World Conference of Science Journalists in South Korea. “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.”
“It was a very stupid thing to do in the presence of all those journalists....I’m really, really sorry I caused any offence, that’s awful. I certainly didn’t mean that. I just meant to be honest, actually.
I did mean the part about having trouble with girls. It is true that people - I have fallen in love with people in the lab and people in the lab have fallen in love with me and it’s very disruptive to the science because it’s terribly important that in a lab people are on a level playing field.”
Speaking of leveling the playing field—your nose hairs could use some leveling. As in, cut your disgusting nose hairs so that they aren’t hanging out of your nose. You are supposedly a “genius” scientist. But you are a flaming idiot if you think any woman would be sexually attracted to a man with braidable hair streaming from his nostrils.
UCL released a statement on Wednesday that said Hunt, who was knighted in 2006 and who won the Nobel Prize in “Physiology or Medicine in 2001 for groundbreaking work on cell division” in 2001, resigned from his honorary professorship this week.
Who’s crying now, mister?