(WASHINGTONPOST) — The outrage toward Tim Hunt built like a tsunami.
On Tuesday, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist climbed on a conference stage and delivered an undeniably sexist joke, less than 40 words in length. “Let me tell you about my trouble with girls,” he said. “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.”
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The tides of indignation began rising instantaneously. Several women in the audience tweeted about the offensive comments. The Internet did the rest.