All the sexist things politicians have said in 2015 (so far)

London's mayor and the new Conservative MP for Uxbridge Boris Johnson has defended scientist Tim Hunt's infamous "trouble with girls" comments.

Johnson claimed Professor Hunt was "pointing out a natural phenomenon" when he told a conference in South Korea that three things happen when women are in the lab: "You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you and when you criticise them, they cry."

In light of Johnson's intervention, we've rounded-up the worst sexist remarks made by politicians in 2015 so far. Expect this list to be updated... regularly.

Men are said to have differently shaped tear ducts, for instance, and can therefore retain the tears for longer before they splash down the cheek. Women are said to have more prolactin, a hormone associated with weeping. I would have thought that all this stuff could be filed as the latest stunning discovery from the University of the Bleeding Obvious.

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