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Yesterday something remarkable happened. Well, know, it was really more typical than remarkable. Feminists responded to an extraordinary event by focusing on a completely ordinary and largely irrelevant detail, which they blew out of proportion to the point of making it seem, to themselves, bigger than the event itself. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/rosetta-scientist-matt-taylor-sexist-shirt Matt Taylor made history on Wednesday, November 12, with the landing of the Philae lander on a comet, an achievement which had never been done before. Feminists in tech, in response to this historic moment, worked themselves into a maniacal, foaming tizz over imagery on Taylor's shirt, an item made for him by a female friend. https://twitter.com/hashtag/shirtstorm?src=hash https://twitter.com/ellypriZeMaN/status/532927131098300416 Because apparently, though people generally wear images of things they love, when the image on your clothing is a woman, that's misogyny, and it's so powerful that it's threatening to keep women out of science. See how strong and independent feminists are? Update: There's an indigogo project to buy a gift for Dr. Taylor and the rest of the team he worked with https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/matt-taylor-rosetta-project-scientist and there's a petition to sign in support of Dr. Taylor. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/matt-taylor-rosetta-project-scientist

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