You see that fella above. His name is Matt Taylor. He’s lead project scientist of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta project, which involved landing an unmanned probe on a comet 310 million miles away from Earth. Pretty cool, huh?
Only, Matt Taylor was had on an odd shirt for a guy being featured in a livestream of the comet landing. Here’s the full get-up, in case you wanted a better shot.
Those are a bunch of half naked comic-book cartoon women! And you know what? That’s fine. Celebrate your geekdom. Fly that freaky flag, hoss!
But maybe don’t do it at work, huh? Or appear in a livestream for a monumental moment in space exploration wearing that shirt, because maybe a 13-year-old aspiring female scientist is at home watching, and maybe she’s thinking, “Would I have to work with skeevy guys who wear shirts with busty, half-naked women on them”?
Or maybe the female scientist sitting next to, or taking orders from Matt Taylor feels a little uneasy about an employer wearing that shirt, just as a male employee might feel a little uneasy if his female boss was wearing a tacky shirt with Magic Mike characters parading their junk around.
I mean, I’m not alone here, am I?
No, I guess not.
Maybe next time you want to show off your geek cred, wear this shirt instead.
via The Mary Sue