Nobel laureate scientist quits teaching job over “trouble with girls” remark

Tim Hunt, the Nobel-winning scientist who caused an uproar by saying men and women scientists should be relegated to separate laboratories, has resigned in the wake of his controversial comments. The 72-year-old stepped down from his position as honorary professor on Wednesday, the University College London announced in a statement. Hunt, who acknowledged having a reputation for being a chauvinist, speaking at a conference in South Korea had remarked, “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 criticize, they cry.” Obviously, people didn’t fall in love the with comment, which he later said was meant to be humorous. The ill-advised remark triggered a number of reactions from both male and female scientists on social media — and some of those were funny.

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