Transcript of BBC 4 "Today" clip. 10/6/2015
''I did mean the part about having trouble with girls,'' he said.
''It is true that people - I have fallen in love with people in the lab and people in the lab have fallen in love with me and it's very disruptive to the science because it's terribly important that in a lab people are on a level playing field.
''I found that these emotional entanglements made life very difficult.
''I'm really, really sorry I caused any offence, that's awful. I certainly didn't mean that. I just meant to be honest, actually.''
Tim Hunt's version of events changes a little even before a friendly interviewer.
His brief remarks contained 39 words that have subsequently come to haunt him.
'''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 criticise them, they cry,'' he told delegates.
''I stood up and went mad,'' he admits. '' I was very nervous and a bit confused but, yes, I made those remarks --- which were inexcusable --- but I made them in a totally jocular, ironic way. There was some polite applause and that was it, I thought. I thought everything was OK. No one accused me of being a sexist pig.''
[Hunt's wife] clutches her head as Hunt talks. ''It was an unbelievably stupid thing to say,'' she says. ''You can see why it could be taken as offensive if you didn't know Tim. But really it was just part of his upbringing. He went to a single-sex school in the 1960s. Nevertheless he is not sexist. I am a feminist, and I would not have put up with him if he were sexist.''
The next morning, as he headed for Seoul airport, Hunt...recorded a clumsily worded phone message [for "Today.''] ''It was a mistake to do that as well. It just sounded wrong.''
The audience at the conference was expected to be about 40% Asian. "If you don't know Tim..." as well as his wife? No in Seoul could be reasonably be expected to know him that well. No one in the audience for Radio 4.
Connie St-Louis, on June 8th, reported on apparently sexist remarks made by Sir Tim Hunt, a nobel prize winning scientist, during an event organised for women in sciences
The event was the World Conference of Science Jormalists
The morning session of the opening day kicked off with Tim Hunt speaking on "Creative Science - Only A Game?"
and Deborah Blum on "Listening to the Past - Why history makes journalists smarter." WCSJ 2015 Program Schedule
Blum is a Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Poisoner's Handbook, a page-turning introduction to the coming-of-age of modern forensic science.
All Tim Hunt was asked to do was to stay on message and not step out on the stage wearing one of Matt Taylor's lingerie print tee shirts.
It wasn't a single reporter who did him in but hundreds broadcasting to a global audience. The morning-after apology for something you said that blew up in your face never comes across as entirely convincing.
Hunt hasn't seen the inside of lab in years, but he remained a powerful voice inside the top-tier committees which award research grants and fellowships --- and that had many women crying foul.
You don't think there's any gay nerds?
The conservative media take on the Supreme Court is that it has become "technocratic."
Meaning it has become aligned with the dominant forces of the 21st Century economy. Hollywood in entertainment, Silicon Valley in tech, Amazon in retailing, and so on.
Conservatives need such an explanation for why the wheels have fallen off their little red wagon.
After a momentous week, same-sex couples can now marry in all 50 states, the Confederate flag's historic hold on the political institutions of the Deep South is fraying by the hour and Obamacare, after defying another attempt to dismantle it, is now reaffirmed as the law of the land.
In the background of an unexpectedly liberal turn in Court, as seen by conservatives, is the growing power and influence of "the technocrat," by which they mean the dominant economic forces of the 21st century, Hollywood in entertainment, Silicon Valley in tech, Amazon in retailing, and so on.
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If you shop for and buy processed foods (the goop in the center aisles of the grocery store), again, yes, this is all your gonna get. But if you take a little time and look around, VERY good food choices can be had.
It's not that easy. At QFC and Safeway, EVERY bread they sell is overly sweetened. The only bread I've found without too much sugar is Trader Joe's rye.
What about low income boys
Everyone deserves equal opportunity, right?
The lead sponsor of this program is the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)
Because boys get more informal opportunities for computing experience outside of school, this lack of formal computing education especially affects girls and many youth of color.
That doesn't exclude others from sponsoring similar programs for low income boys.
Is that a cricket I hear chirping?
Another crossover? God dammit, DC!
Exactly, because the 20 million teenage boys torrent their music.
Then why not put all your assets into production for the girls who are willing and able to pay for your product?