“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.” --Tim Hunt, holder of the Nobel Prize in medicine, who for this no longer holds his position at the University.
Agree with his position or not, your choice, it is a sorry world in which a man of his stature cannot express his opinion on social issues without losing his job. Also, he admits he is a "chauvinist pig" so what is the problem?