Science, Sexism and the Nobel Laureate

By Margaret Wente, Globe and Mail - June 18, 2015

So here is what we’ve come to. A world-renowned Nobel laureate makes a lame, offhand joke about women in the lab at a scientific conference. The outraged tweets go round the world. Shock and horror ensue. Within hours, the laureate – Sir Tim Hunt, age 72 – is publicly disemboweled, stripped of his positions, and condemned as the ugly face of sexism in science.

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