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If You're TRYING to Keep Women from Being Scientist and Space Explorers, Here's How to Do It

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | November 13, 2014 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | November 13, 2014 |

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.


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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

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