Jim Watson on women scientists

"Despite [James] Watson's assertion that he ‘didn't know Rosalind [Franklin] well,’ he proffered a psychiatric diagnosis for her: Asperger syndrome, the autistic spectrum disorder, which he insisted is common among women who are talented at science."

- Ishani Ganguli writing in The Scientist

Don’t get us started! As if The Double Helix wasn’t enough, Jim Watson, one of the discovers of the structure of DNA, recently shared his continuing negative view of the personalities of female scientists. The rest of the article, which is available here with a subscription, is an amusing description of Watson’s reactions to a reading of a not-too-favorable portrayal of himself in the upcoming screenplay The Broken Code.