“Casual Feminism” needs to die, just like the Social Justice Warrior movement. Kim Kardashian poses nude and neither the casual feminists and social justice warriors bats an eyelid. This man, who was part of the ‘Rosetta Mission’ to land an un-manned space craft on a moving asteroid wears a shirt is now targeted by these people for the shirt he wore during an interview, which you can see below. I am offended by mouth breathers who think a shirt is “sexist” but never seem to focus on female genital mutilation, school girls being shot in the head because they want an education, girls being kidnapped and sold as slaves. Some people need a lesson in proper perspective.
The scientific community is by and large focused on the results of ones work and many of those “workplaces” are extremely casual compared to corporate workplaces we find ourselves in. The saddest thing about this whole debate is that this man’s crowning achievement, possibly the greatest day of this man’s life, was ruined because people wanted to throw him on a post and burn him as a sexist. Don’t get me wrong I am against sexism in all forms, but personally his chosen attire means nothing to me. And neither does it offend me or any females that I have discussed it with. The women on his shirt aren’t any-more scantily clad than the women in Maxim magazine or even in Cosmopolitan.
This man should be celebrated for his accomplishment in the scientific community. Instead he was reduced to tears because some people somewhere saw something in a piece of multi-coloured fabric and decided to focus on that. Instead of enjoying one of the greatest scientific achievements we got to witness in our lifetime. Wearing a shirt that his female friend designed for him on a historic occasion is not abuse or oppression, not by any measure. Being a professional has nothing to do with what you are wearing. It has everything to do with your job properly. You don’t have a right not to be offended, the internet, and science for that matter, is not a hugbox.