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