Feminists Whiny Shirt Flap Is “Priority” Over Philae Comet Achievement

Feminists Whiny Shirt Flap Is “Priority” Over Philae Comet Achievement

Last week a pretty extraordinary milestone of scientific achievement was reached, Deanna blogged about it here. Just consider the ingenuity, brain-power, perseverance, and will power it took for the ESA team to direct and land a rocket ON. A. COMET!  Just think of the possibilities of what we can learn from Rosetta and from the spacecraft’s data gathering in the short time it has.

Well, guess what? All of that achievement is completely beside the point. Its not about the science. C’mon people, get your “priorities” in place.  You see, its about THE. SHIRT. What shirt you ask? This shirt:


OMG!! Its horrible!! Now hold on a minute before more knickers get twisted. Lets take a closer look at the shirt. Admittedly I’m not a Science Fiction geek, but even I can tell the figures on the shirt are modeled after all sorts of Science Fiction stories. Here are two examples. The first is from 1958:


Next we have Megan Fox in her upcoming role as Wonder Woman:


I don’t know about you, but both of those costumes are just…so… RISQUE or something.  Given the comparisons of all three, what’s the big deal? Well, the big deal isn’t the achievement of Dr. Matt Taylor and his team with their work to land Philea on a freaking coment. OH NO. Its even worse. You see, a geeky scientist dude wore a shirt that objectifies women. Yes, it really does, even more so than the posters you see above. As Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit wrote in USA Today:

The Atlantic’s Rose Eveleth tweeted, “No no women are toooootally welcome in our community, just ask the dude in this shirt.” Astrophysicist Katie Mack commented: “I don’t care what scientists wear. But a shirt featuring women in lingerie isn’t appropriate for a broadcast if you care about women in STEM.” And from there, the online feminist lynch mob took off until Taylor was forced to deliver a tearful apology on camera.

Here’s what I don’t get. Why does Rose Eveleth, with her knickers in a twist, whine about his shirt instead of exhorting women to step up to the scientific plate and do the ESA team one better? That’s one heckuva challenge right there, but instead she focuses on a lousy shirt?! Its true, feminism and political correctness have indeed gone mad.

Maybe for Rose, math is hard. I get it, I really do. Math and I aren’t friends, AT. All. Addition/Subtraction/Multiplication/Division – those I can do well, some of the time. Anything outside of those boxes are WAY above my pay grade. Perhaps that’s the case for good ole Rose. However, little difficulties like math mastery shouldn’t stop her feminist self from cheering on a very significant scientific achievement and challenging all women to step up to the plate. Right? Yeah. No. It seems a seemingly innocuous funny shirt that has a nod to all sorts of powerful women in the Sci-Fi realm is just unacceptable. Really, hyperventilatingly unacceptable!

Honey, might I suggest a fainting couch for your delicate sensibilities? Lets try this one:



Our readers are likely asking, as I have been, what’s all the fuss about? Exactly! What is all the fuss about? Well, it seems that feminists, even as Time reported that the word feminist is a sinking ship; still desire some type of relevance. Therefore, they will look to any small pebble they can find and make a ginormous mountain out of it. So much so that the comments and rebuttal on Twitter via Twitchy are like watching a comedy show. Unfortunately, the pressure and whining of so-called feminists led to an apology by Dr. Matt Taylor that he shouldn’t have had to give.

You know what makes me mad? That he and others thought he had to apologize! There is NOTHING to apologize for. Are we that ultra sensitive that we can’t take even one step back and look at the bigger picture? Yes it is indeed fun to offer commentary on someone’s clothing choices. I’d say all of us do that more often than we think. In fact, just take a look at any or all commentary on what movie stars wear when they walk the Red Carpet. However, to say that his choice of shirt is so egregarious that it overshadows landing a spacecraft on a COMET is just beyond absurd. Two women, and I’m sure there are others, in the scientific community understand that well:

As one female space professional wrote: “Don’t these women and their male cohorts understand that *they* are doing the damage to what/whom they claim to defend!?”

As Chloe Price observed: “Imagine the … storm if the scientist had been a woman and everyone focused solely on her clothes and not her achievements.”

You know what? Its blithering crap like this that is an example of today’s “feminism” with its out-of-whack knicker twisted priorities.  And that’s the kind of feminism I want to boot to the curb and stomp into oblivion. It is becoming more and more evident that many of those who tout “feminism” as their reason for being don’t have a clue as to how to fight their way out of a paper bag, or land a rocket on a comet.

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