If you’re one of those people who called this a “witch hunt”, an “Inquisition”, a “lynching” — what would you have people do differently when an esteemed senior scientist gets up to a lectern and says something sexist, or racist, or simply idiotic?
(via A question for Richard Dawkins)
I want to see the answer to this as well. It’s easy to dismiss the attacks on Tim Hunt as political correctness, but the question remains. What are you supposed to do when someone you respect and admire says something idiotic.