In case you didn't hear, Nobel prize winning scientist biochemist Tim Hunt is under the impression that laboratories should be separated by gender. When speaking at a conference recently, Hunt explained why female coworkers are nothing but trouble in labs:
“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.”
Obviously ladies in science weren't too pleased with this little comment so they took to the internet in the best way ever: the #Distractinglysexy hashtag
But now Tim Hunt and fellow (male) scientists are saying that the reaction is totally uncalled for because he was just stating his observation of his personal experience (as a scientist)
So I can act like a dick as long as I say it's for science? Right on!