I just have to chime in on the whole #shirtstorm issue, since I do believe this is the single most stupid thing I have ever heard a feminist utter and we all know feminists are capable of breath-taking levels of stupid. But this really does take the cake. From an article published on The Verge :
Yesterday the European Space Agency landed the Philae spacecraft on a comet, a powerful step forward for humanity and science alike. However, slightly before the big moment, coverage of the event reminded us how much progress remains to be accomplished back on Earth.
A team of brilliant scientists landed a rocket on a piece of rock hurtling through space! Let’s say it again: a team of brilliant scientists landed a rocket on a piece of rock hurtling through space! An unprecedented, remarkable achievement that rightly left most sane people staring open-mouthed in awe.
But not our little feminist Arielle Duhaime-Ross. Nope. She has bigger things on her mind.
A number of the scientists involved on this incredible project were interviewed in the hours leading to contact by Nature Newsteam. One of those Rosetta scientists was Matt Taylor, who chose to dress, for this special occasion, in a bowling shirt covered in scantily clad caricatures of sexy women in provocative poses.
Oh my god he did WHAT???????
Let’s take a moment to parse some feminists *cough* intelligence *cough* on the matter of clothing choices. You might want to take a Tylenol as a precaution.
What a woman wears has nothing to do with rape culture and thinking it does is part of patriarchy.
Video games in which women are scantily dressed promote rape culture and patriarchy.
Teenage girls should be allowed to wear whatever the hell they want to school and if visible ass cheeks are distracting that is the boy’s problem.
Movies in which teenage girls are scantily dressed promote rape culture and patriarchy.
Yoga pants are appropriate attire at all times.
Women who wear yoga pants are promoting rape culture.
Topless women are progressive and empowering.
Topless women are part of patriarchy.
Tight t-shirts are part of rape culture.
Tight t-shirts have nothing to do with rape culture.
Got that? What a woman wears has nothing to do with patriarchy and rape culture except when it does.
“This is going to be a very long day but a very exciting day,” said Taylor. “I think everyone should enjoy it because we’re making history.”
The subtext is pretty clear, isn’t it? What Taylor is really saying is “I hate women”.
No one knows why Taylor chose to wear that shirt on television during a massive scientific mission. From what we can tell, a woman who goes by the name of Elly Prizeman on Twitter made the shirt for him, and is just as bewildered as he must be that anyone might be upset about her creation. Taylor apologized on Friday during a live ESA broadcast for wearing the shirt, stating that “the shirt I wore this week… I made a big mistake and I offended many people, and I’m very sorry about this.” Still, Taylor’s personal apology doesn’t make up for the fact that no one at ESA saw fit to stop him from representing the Space community with clothing that demeans 50 percent of the world’s population. No one asked him to take it off, because presumably they didn’t think about it. It wasn’t worth worrying about.
A woman made the shirt for him. There’s your first clue, Einstein. That shirt does not offend or demean 50% of the world’s population. It offends joyless, petulant, irrational, victim worshipping feminists cunts like you!
Yeah, yeah, cunt is a bit harsh, but do you know why I like using those words, especially to describe feminists? It’s a way of iterating, forcefully, that their precious feelz matter not one fucking bit to me. Women’s feelings do not matter more than men’s feelings, women do not have the right to walk through life in a state of perpetual comfort, never offended by anything at any time anywhere. It is not wrong to offend women and most women know this already!
It’s feminist bitches who seem to think the world owes them permanent obsequiousness and obedience. Remember this pathetic attention whore? Tweeting out her butthurt over a Dongle joke that wasn’t even addressed to her?
They see a guy like that on TV and they don’t feel welcome.
Bullshit. And even if it were true, guess what buttercup? You are responsible for your own feelings. You do not get to hold other adults responsible for your irrational reactions. No adult is responsible for the feelings of any other adult. That is what being an adult means.
They see a poster of greased up women in a colleague’s office and they know they aren’t respected.
Oh really? Kim Kardashian would like a word with you about body oil, breaking the internet and respect.
They hear comments about “bitches” while out at a bar with fellow science students, and they decide to change majors.
Yeah, it’s not because the training is gruelling, the hours are long, the math is wicked hard, the solutions are not easy and there is one right answer that you get or you don’t. It’s because someone used the word “bitches” at a bar. Yeah that explains it.
Notice how most feminists view women as pathetic mewling simpletons incapable of navigating the tiniest bump or challenge? How strong! How independent! How resilient!
And those are the women who actually make it that far. Those are the few who persevered even when they were discouraged from pursuing degrees in physics, chemistry, and math throughout high school.
Lol! What fucking world do you live in? How much money is spent trying to encourage women to get into STEM fields? It’s mostly wasted because women A) aren’t interested and B) lose interest in working once they have children.
These are the women who forged on despite the fact that they were told by elementary school classmates and the media at large that girls who like science are nerdy and unattractive.
Yeah, the media has no images of cool, sexy scientists at all.
This is the climate women who dream of working at NASA or the ESA come up against, every single day. This shirt is representative of all of that, and the ESA has yet to issue a statement or apologize for that.
Why the fuck should they apologize? Because some stick up the ass feminist shrew witnessed the monumental achievement of a team of men and then made the whole thing about herself and her petty grievances?
The Atlantic journalist Rose Eveleth brilliantly captures what that shirt represents in a community that continues to struggle, if not outright fail, to respect women.
Yeah you can fuck off.
The rest of us will stand around and cheer the brilliance of men who set their minds to something. Go Matt! And don’t listen to a thing those feminist killjoys say.
Oh, by the way, Agnes McPhail is what feminism used to be. If you’re looking for equality today, you’ll find it wherever #WomenAgainstFeminism happen to be.
Come to the dark side, Matt. Bring your rockets. And your shirt! We’ll make cookies.
Lots of love,