Nobel laureate Tim Hunt resigns after ‘trouble with girls’ comments

Nobel laureate “UCL professor steps down after saying he was in favour of single-sex labs because girls fall in love with men, and ‘when you criticise them, they cry’

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Wednesday, Hunt says he didn’t mean to cause offence but added he “did mean the part about having trouble with girls”

Ben Quinn

Thursday 11 June 2015 07.52 BST

[Tim Hunt is a] Nobel laureate who said that scientists should work in gender-segregated labs and that the trouble with “girls” is that they cause men to fall in love with them has resigned from his position at University College London (UCL).

Tim Hunt, an English biochemist who admitted that he had a reputation for being a “chauvinist”, had made the comments at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Seoul, South Korea, where he said: “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.”

In a statement published on its website UCL said that it could confirm that Hunt had resigned on Wednesday from his position as honorary professor with the UCL Faculty of Life Sciences, “following comments he made about women in science at the World Conference of Science Journalists on 9 June”….

His comments, which were made the addressing a convention of senior female scientists and science journalists, were tweeted by Connie St Louis, who directs the science journalism program at City University, London, and was attending the conference.

She commented: “Really, does this Nobel laureate think we are still in Victorian times?”….

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To paraphrase the last paragraph in that quote: Really, does this feminist think that we are still in Mao’s China, where expressing doubt about the infallibility of the Great Chairman could get you executed, or in Stalin’s USSR, when joking about him or the fact that shopping for consumer goods was difficult could get you sent to Siberia, or in Hitler’s Germany where telling jokes about Hitler would get a man sent to the Russian front to clear minefields?

No, the feminists in the “free” West are much more civil in applying totalitarian practices. They merely wreck the careers and reputations of those who dare to transgress against the feminist image of female supremacy and feminist infallibility.

Tim Hunt is by no means the first male professor to attract the wrath of the feminists for transgressions that by their standards are unimaginably atrocious and unforgivable. See just a few examples:

  • Jeffrey Asher, Dawson College

The Matriarchy Rules
Termination of CEGEP course on Men’s Lives eliminated – a challenge to feminist domination

By Jeffrey Asher, The Ottawa Citizen, Dec. 2001
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  • Henry Makow, Winnipeg University

“Feminism” part of New World Order
UW’s Elite Agenda Prepares you for Friendly Fascism

By Henry Makow Ph.D.

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  • Lawrence H. Summers, Harvard

Summers’ Comments on Women and Science Draw Ire
Remarks at private conference stir criticism, media frenzy
By Daniel J. Hemel, CRIMSON STAFF WRITER January 14, 2005

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As always in such cases, so with Tim Hunt. The feminists demanded unreasonably severe and excessive punishment for a perceived injury that really wasn’t one. However, they lost control over their plans for the intended target of their wrath. He quit on them before they could force him to resign.

Thereby he deprived the feminist rabble–rousers of what they must have hoped to gain, a show trial through which to whip a bit of life into the flagging popularity they have been experiencing during the past two decades or so, ever since it began its rapid decline in 1995.

Unfortunately, it will be the male and female students at the University College London who suffer the consequences. They are being deprived of a lecturer of Nobel-laureate quality, but who would begrudge Tim Hunt a reprieve from political-correctness of the feminist variety?

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2 Responses to Nobel laureate Tim Hunt resigns after ‘trouble with girls’ comments

  1. Nevertheless, one feminist was sufficiently honest to admit the hard and cold truth:

    “If civilization had been left in women’s hands, we would still be living in grass huts.” – Camille Paglia, in ‘Sexual Personae’

  2. Male and female are different: hardly earth-shattering news

    “Recognising that boys and girls differ but are also equal might unlock the talents of both sexes.”

    Professor and Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt in recounting his “trouble with girls,” had stated. “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.”

    There, he had committed the unpardonable sin. In connection with girls, he had mentioned six words that are verboten: “when you criticise them, they cry.” – six, career-destroying words.

    Prof Tim Hunt had spent a life-time doing ground-breaking cancer research, had been awarded a Nobel Prize for doing so, but those six words turned all of that to naught.

    The Telegraph,

    Male and female are different: hardly earth-shattering news

    Recognising that boys and girls differ but are also equal might unlock the talents of both sexes

    By Boris Johnson, 14 Jun 2015

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