MATT TAYLOR LANDS PROBE ON COMET, BUT IS NOW (IN)FAMOUS FOR TACKY SHIRT.

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harmonic
It's like toothpicks against a tank
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Historic scientific accomplishment: Humanity lands probe on a comet. http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/13/world/comet-landing/index.html

But this is bigger news: Researcher on the project shamed and attacked for wearing this tacky shirt with semi-nude women on it.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/11234620/Dr-Matt-Taylors-shirt-made-me-cry-too-with-rage-at-his-abusers.html

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/13/living/matt-taylor-shirt-philae-rosetta-project/



Scientists need a lesson in sexism? Or political correctness gone mad?

Discuss.
Fuck Humanity. That's what I think.

What a fucking waste of time we've become.
Gosh. People don't seem to know what a Pin-Up is. Ungh. The disgust.
Red_Nova
Sir Redd of Novus: He who made Prayer of the Faithless that one time, and that was pretty dang rad! :D
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That shirt was made for him by a friend. A female friend. For his birthday.

There is no grounds to shame him on.
harmonic
It's like toothpicks against a tank
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author=Red_Nova
That shirt was made for him by a friend. A female friend. For his birthday.


Interesting, I didn't know that. Has she come out in his defense?
Red_Nova
Sir Redd of Novus: He who made Prayer of the Faithless that one time, and that was pretty dang rad! :D
9192
Her name is Elly Prizeman, and yes, she has come out in his defense, saying what he did is far more important than what he wore.
Red_Nova
Sir Redd of Novus: He who made Prayer of the Faithless that one time, and that was pretty dang rad! :D
9192
Lesson learned: never RMN on the phone. Double posting shenanigans will incur
Thank God our feminist heroes foiled that mad scientist's plan to turn a comet into an intergalactic oppression command center.
Yellow Magic
Could I BE any more Chandler Bing from Friends (TM)?
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author=Red_Nova
That shirt was made for him by a friend. A female friend. For his birthday.

There is no grounds to shame him on.
Yeah, pretty much.

The Verge article on this issue is pretty disgusting - especially the title, which screams "shameless clickbait" (incidentally why I'm not going to link it).

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/11234620/Dr-Matt-Taylors-shirt-made-me-cry-too-with-rage-at-his-abusers.html
Boris Johnson makes me proud to be a Londoner sometimes. There I said it
Max McGee
with sorrow down past the fence
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My thought when I first heard about this story: the manufactured/fashionable outrage industry has officially transcended the Poe's law threshold, because I really could not tell immediately if this was satire or not.

The Social Justice Left at this point have reached a level of lameness where they are synonymous with the strawman puritans that make up the parents in 70s-90s rock videos. Like they should be decades in the past trembling with rage over Alice Cooper or something.

Much more worrisome about our culture? The fact that the guy actually was pressured into apologizing. For wearing a shirt.

Though with the "social justice" movement the way it is, it seems like an incredibly bad decision to wear that shirt. He could have seen the anger coming... Anything portraying women sexually = sexist to them, and people should probably realize that before wearing things like this in public.

Yes but on the other hand FUCK THOSE PEOPLE. To hell with the fucking thought police. Wear what you want, even it is thoughtcrime.
harmonic
It's like toothpicks against a tank
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I'm just going to say it.

Elements of the left (and I say elements because I know there are liberty-minded leftists, atheists, socialists, etc who find this shit appalling) have replaced the christian conservative right as the moral police, and the censoring assholes. They have strayed so far from what liberalism used to mean and have gone full-on tyrannical. They ruin careers, threaten to ruin careers, lock threads, shut down comment sections, destroy reputations, and create immense tension between the sexes and other demographic categories.

A man dedicated to the scientific advancement of the species should be celebrated, and instead he is shamed. Hypocrisy, bigotry, and double standards everywhere - justified because he's a man, and part of the patriarchy or some shit. Oppressing aspiring young female scientists with his shirt with frankly rather tame, semi-BSDM style pinup art. ...Designed by a female.

It is getting way the fuck out of hand and I'm so tired of it. I hope these crazy moral police-people learn the consequences of overreach soon, the hard way.
I actually had to laugh when I saw a lot of the hubub caused by the shirt because the people I saw it from were pointing at tumblr as being full of ragey femnazi's going to town about it... but I have seen only one post about it on tumblr and it had about 15 reblogs???

And I've a blog where I follow a lot of feminism blogs. It's been all crickets there. In fact, the only reason I heard there was an issue (aside from the tackiness of the shirt in a professional work environment) was on another site altogether... and here. Now.

So, yeah... just take from that what you will.



Also, we're not going to devolve into a ragefest about feminism and hate again, are we? Because it does seem like it's the same people popping up to have their say in any thread remotely talking about anything to do with feminism of any kind...

Keep it polite, people, and don't be starting bullshit.
If you think a shirt will offend women, then you dont have a very high opinion on women (regardless of what you may claim) and if you think he deserved the hate and threats ..well....

"He deserved it for what he was wearing!"

That gets me the most.
Emma Watson frowns upon this situation.
author=Liberty
(aside from the tackiness of the shirt in a professional work environment)


The shirt he wore at work is perfectly fine! I mean, look at it!

It's a fine shirt to wear for most of the day when your project succeeds. He even wore it before and after his interview about his project!
CAVE_DOG_IS_BACK
On sunny days, I go out walking
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should've worn a goku shirt
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
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Nothing wrong with the shirt. I may be pro-feminist, but I'm not anti-men being men. More important things going on here, like landing a probe on a fucking comet. Journalists need to get their heads out of their asses.
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