Alessandro Strumia has rather put the cat among the pigeons by giving a presentation at Cern on gender discrimination in physics. You can make up your own mind about what it was he said so appalling by seeing his full slide set below. Our own discussion of the matter is here – the crux of it being that anathematising the heretic is religion, not science. Even if he’s wrong about everything that is still so.

But make up your own mind:

Strumia’s gender slides at Cern – screenshot Continental Telegraph
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The thrust of his presentation was: here are the historical facts that have worked against encouraging women into physics.
You’d think that especially in physics that enumating facts would be an intrinsic part of the job, but in modern society that’s anathama.