Saturday, June 13, 2015

Tim Hunt: Not a martyr

As with most incidents relating to the feminism vs. "men's rights" debate, I had planned on quietly ignoring the Tim Hunt issue.  Like previous events (donglegate, elevatorgate, etc.), this one is a fairly straightforward issue (Should Tim Hunt have said those things?  No, of course not) with a lot of stupid internet drama on the side (though since I left reddit, I have seen a lot less of that), and I prefer not to contribute to the latter.

But then I read a fascinatingly unhinged article in Reason.  I got about halfway through before I decided I wanted to blog about it.  The basic premise seems to be that Hunt is being oppressed in some fashion.  The truly bizarre part, however, is who's (allegedly) doing the oppression.