Friday, June 12, 2015
The Nobel laureate Tim Hunt 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 criticize them they cry.”
That could be taken as a joke extracted from many films and TV series that cross our daily path… and worse is often said in award winning rap or hip-hop music.
But no, the forces of political correctness decided to came down hard on him. So hard he even resigned from his position as Honorary Professor University College London, UCL, Faculty of Life Sciences.
Is it obnoxious moralistic Neo-Victorianism?
Is it Neo-Inquisition which punishment of choice, for the time being, is destroying the heretics through media?
Or is it just some good old gossiping by good old male and female windbags with nothing better to do?
It behooves us to try to find out?