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Should he have apologized?
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Posted 11/19/14
This is why I hate neo-feminists.
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It doesn't matter.
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Posted 11/19/14
I would have made a flag of the shirt and flew it on a little remote controlled plane.
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Posted 11/19/14
Absolutely not.

Even as a woman myself, it's not even a big deal and the tee-shirt is not the worst thing I've seen. . . most 'feminist's' get riled up for their own dumb reasons and want the whole world to go along with their shock.
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Posted 11/20/14
You can tell the article was written by someone who supports feminism.

As for my opinion on the matter: Man, who fucking cares? People will always find something to bitch about nowadays.
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Posted 11/20/14
Personally I thought the shirt was kinda tacky. Still there was no reason to make a fuss about it.
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Posted 11/20/14
Because my internet is a piece of shit, I skimmed the article first, and clicked on the Twitter post from the woman at the bottom of the article, to see people's replies.

So... When I finally went to look at the shirt, tears actually welled up in my eyes because I was trying to not laugh.

I mean, for fuck sake! You'd think from the reaction that he was wearing a shirt that said "Fuck all women!" The reaction to this is beyond ridiculous. If a woman were to wear a shirt with half naked men, in a field of work dominated by women, I can almost guarantee there wouldn't be even half the backlash that there is for this. It's just such an overreaction to something that had no ill intent behind it.

It's things like this, demonising people for stupidly minor shit, that makes me want to stop identifying as a feminist (that, and some feminists saying "Men can't be feminists! It's not for them!) and just go with humanist instead. And isn't that just sad?

Seriously society? Seriously? You know what? I think I've finally just given up trying to understand you. It's not worth the effort.
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Posted 11/20/14 , edited 11/20/14
I don't think there was any sexism here, just a kinky t-shirt and the moron wearing it.

However, on such a grand stage one needs to represent himself better. You are a Scientist working as a professional presenting an amazing scientific achievement, this isn't your day off on a Sunday drinking a beer. People used to care about public appearance and I find it a shame that such a thing is being lost in society. Put on a bloody suit, I know you can afford one.

That said, in light of what has been accomplished here, those freaking out need to slow down. I'm very much a defender and promoter of gender/sex rights for a balanced equality and even so this is ridiculous and these ultra-feminist groups need to stop making a mountain out of an ant hill. The guy really didn't even need to apologize like he did which to be honest only made him look like he wanted attention and yes, yes you should cry for having such a horrible fashion sense.

Do it it private though because the information that will and has been gathered is groundbreaking and much more important than this guys tears, a t-shirt, and people wasting their breath.

I would be interested in see a women wearing a shirt with men in bondage though, I think it would carry a heavier message.







Still_Ginger wrote:



Enough said.


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Posted 11/20/14
Excuse me while I give up on humanity and- *shoots self*
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Taylor wore an inappropriate shirt, people complained, he apologized, his apology was accepted. WHY ISN'T THIS OVER?
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Posted 11/20/14
In this world you existing offends someone. So i just don't care what other people think i do my thing and if you dont like it dont acknowledge it
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Posted 11/20/14
Didn't his female friend make the shirt for him?
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24 / M / Iowa >.>
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Posted 11/20/14
I think it looks pretty sweet
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Posted 11/20/14

qualeshia3 wrote:

Didn't his female friend make the shirt for him?


Yes she did. That doesn't, however, make the context in which the shirt was worn any more appropriate. It'd be like showing up to a business meeting in a floral print tee, shorts, and sandals. In this case Dr. Taylor was representing a major scientific organization at a conference discussing a significant leap in aerospace science. People complained about the inappropriateness of the shirt given the context, Dr. Taylor apologized genuinely and passionately for having given people the wrong idea about himself and his organization, and his apology was accepted. The remaining aftermath of this issue is people complaining about a dead issue, probably because they've only just discovered it themselves.

This is nothing, people. There is no reason to hate feminists for this, there's no reason to be disappointed in Dr. Taylor's decision to apologize, and there's no reason to be upset that people complained. Inappropriate dress given the context is something people have called out since people started having occasions where different attire was necessary.
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Posted 11/20/14 , edited 11/20/14
Never underestimate the stupidity of large groups of people.

I think the most offensive thing about that shirt is how ugly it is. I agree with those who say he should have worn a suit because it would have been more professional and appropriate, but there is no need for vitriol.

I also think that freaking out over stupid stuff like this gives feminists a bad name. Seriously, there are way bigger issues out there. How about the fact that today, in the modern world, it is cheaper to buy a person than it has ever been in the history of humanity? That is a fact. Sex trafficking, child brides, the general opinion of a large percentage of the world's population that it is okay to beat, rape, or kill women, these things are serious problems that people should get angry about. A stupid t-shirt is not.

Okay, rant over.
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Posted 11/20/14
I'm all for female equality, but holy shit there are some points where you draw the line. A shirt is a shirt for gods sake.
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