'Nobel Scientist Makes “Chauvinist” Remark

'Nobel Scientist Makes “Chauvinist” Remark'Nobel Scientist Makes “Chauvinist” Remark

Scientists should work in gender-segregated labs, according to a Nobel laureate, who said the trouble with “girls is that they cry when criticized.”

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

Hunt said he was in favor of single-sex labs, adding that he didn’t want to “stand in the way of women.”

The 72-year-old, who won the 2001 Nobel Prize in medicine, made the remarks when addressing a convention of senior female scientists and science journalists.

His comments 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?”