Written by Mockarena (Chicks on the Right)
Cathy Young, of Reason magazine, wrote a great column about the #Shirtstorm surrounding a scientist from the Rosetta mission. If you haven’t heard about this, you should know that a British physicist, Matt Taylor, wore a really hideous t-shirt to a press appearance about the landing of the space probe on a comet, and as a result, Perpetually Offended Liberal Feminist Hosebeasts couldn’t cope.
Here’s the shirt in question.
The AP description, “garish shirt featuring a collage of pin-up girls” is pretty accurate. I mean, let’s face it. The shirt is heinous. But you would have thought, based on the reaction of feminists, that he”d worn a shirt that said, “I love rape” on it or something. A “journalist” from the Atlantic, Rose Eveleth, tweeted, “Thanks for ruining the cool comet landing for me a-hole.”
She seriously allowed a dude’s clothing choice to RUIN the comet landing for her, you guys. And these are the chicks that claim to be all empowered? These are the chicks who screech for women’s equality? Yeah – way to help with that cause, moron. Find me a single dude who would allow a woman’s shirt to “ruin the cool comet landing” for him. You want equality? Then freaking MAN UP and don’t go whining about a dude’s SHIRT ruining your fun.
But Rose wasn’t the only one deeply wounded by Matt Taylor’s fashion. Another headline on Verge magazine read, “I don’t care if you landed a spacecraft on a comet, your shirt is sexist and ostracizing.” Yeah. Forget amazing feats of science and the demonstration of man’s exceptional technological capabilities. He’s wearing a shirt that hurts someone’s feeeeeelings!!!
The worst part? Matt Taylor tearfully apologized, you guys. He got beaten down by the whining of feminist harpies, and he freaking TEARFULLY APOLOGIZED.
Why are we tolerating this crap? The women who can’t emotionally deal with a guy’s stupid shirt make all women look really weak and pathetic.
Another woman tweeted, “His shirt says to women in STEM: I have no respect for you as a professional. When I look at you, I see a sex object.”
What a total load of monkey droppings. As Cathy Young points out in her column, the DAY BEFORE Taylor’s appearance in The Shirt, he tweeted to his followers that they should all follow the Rosetta project scientist Claudia Alexander. And it turns out, he received the shirt as a birthday present from a FEMALE FRIEND. Those shrieking harpies complaining about Taylor’s shirt would have served their cause a whole lot better by promoting the work of all of Taylor’s female teammates, who exemplify what feminism should be all about. But nope. Instead, they’re all emotionally damaged by a freaking shirt.
Cathy writes, “The message of ShirtStorm, meanwhile, is that aspiring female scientists can be undone by some sexy pictures on a shirt—and that women’s presence in science requires men to walk on eggshells, curb any goofy humor that may offend the sensitive and be cowed into repentance for any misstep.”
Exactly. And this is what we talk about in great detail in Chapter 5 of Right for a Reason. We talk a lot about the kind of society we’ll be living in if we allow these lunatics to keep muzzling people with political correctness. Arm yourself with the information in that book, y’all.
Meanwhile, as Cathy astutely notes, hypocrisy in these culture wars is rampant. Women are apparently allowed to be disgusting, vulgar skanks in the name of “agency” and “female empowerment” (See: lyrics to pretty much any Beyonce song) but Robin Thicke’s catchy tune “Blurred Lines” has been categorized as a “rape anthem” and banned from college campuses. The double standard is out of control. Imagine if a female scientist had worn a similar shirt as Taylor had, only with cartoon dudes all over it. Would there be the same outcry? Of course not. She probably would have been mocked for wearing a heinous shirt, and that would be that. No guys would be crying big crocodile tears over feeling sexually objectified.
And this is why liberal feminists are worthy of such scorn. They are pathetic crybabies who do exactly nothing to promote the strength and awesomeness of women.