“The trouble with girls”: according to a Nobel prize-winning scientist


This opinion piece about Tim Hunt’s recent sexist comments highlights the other issue with his comments – the lack of women in science.

“The problem with Hunt’s comments is not only that they are evidently sexist – any time you hear a sentence beginning with the words “the trouble with girls” you know things are going south – but that they also fail to consider how few women there are in science labs in the first place. Science continues to struggle to encourage women to participate in the profession at all. With comments like these is it any wonder?”