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Collins clutches her head as Hunt talks. “It was an unbelievably stupid thing to say,” she says.
Tim Hunt is 72. Did we expect the cutting edge of social progression from people who were born when Germany was retreating from Russian tanks?
Maybe I was easy on my grand parents when they were alive, but they often said stupid things. I still loved them. I'm sure someone loves Tim Hunt too. Am I being too soft? Am not sure.
Does this not sound a little islamic? LOL seriously. I'm concerned at the very thought of segregation by sex.
The Cheerleader Effect: What Men Do to Impress
When women are present or when men are prompted to think about women, they act differently, research shows. Well, duh. But in unexpected ways. A 2008 study in the journal Evolutionary Psychology showed that in the mere presence of women as witnesses, men become more likely to jaywalk and to wait until the last second to dash on to a bus. This reflects, no doubt, the well-known belief among men that jaywalking means you're a Roman gladiator of irrepressible virility.
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By contrast, these studies uniformly report that cues about males have no such effects on women.