I was looking around at more articles relating to the incredible historical scientific achievement that is the the European Space Agency’s Rosetta space probe lander Philae touching down on a comet 300 million miles from Earth when I came across this:
Is this an example of satire? A hilarious parody of modern internet feminists? I assumed it was satire at first glance, given the fact that humans have just LANDED A SPACECRAFT ON A FUCKING COMET! The amount of effort it takes to even get a rocket into low-Earth orbit is mind-boggling, this is a truly historical human achievement. Yet, this article (sadly it’s not satirical) only cares about the dude’s shirt?
Not since the days of the moon landing has humanity made such an achievement. Do I think he should have worn a different shirt? Of course, look at that thing, it’s tacky as all hell. But who cares? I can assure you that no-one in the scientific community cares. They’re focusing on the incredible achievement that they’ve just accomplished.
I also highly doubt that the women in STEM fields would give two shits about what anyone wears either. They’re above it. The very idea of women being kept out of science because of a freaking shirt is lunacy.
Seriously, if someone wearing a shirt that “offends” you is enough to keep you out of science, then you’re too much of a crybaby to leave your parent’s house unattended, let alone pursue a career in any kind of STEM field.
“I don’t care if you landed a spacecraft on a comet, your shirt is sexist and ostracizing”
These social justice fundamentalists need to seriously reevaluate their priorities.
Update: The Young Turks agree with me. So checkmate.