I feel this post may get deleted. This made me chuckle, though (and slightly weep :/);
Not much to discuss, but the scientist showed lack of judgement.
Certainly Taylor made a poor choice in wardrobe for that particular occasion, or at least he was thoughtless. I'd probably get reprimanded if I wore such a shirt to work, and I could possibly get suspended, as it would be a violation of practices in the workplace.
I think there is various possible discussion - e.g., trends in the media, especially the media that promotes/exploits Kim Kardashian, or other troubled individuals.
There could also be a discussion on the impact of Taylor's apparel. Look at how to news organization report on the event.
"Matt Taylor's sexist shirt and the day political correctness officially went mad"
"All eyes should have been on Rosetta and Philae's voyage to Comet 67P [I agree]. Instead offence-hunters were looking at a scientist's kinky shirt [In general, I disagree, but perhaps some were]."
The Telegraph seems rather dismissive of the effect/impact of Taylor's choice of apparel for a public discussion. I don't think some scientists who took offense had actually gone looking for offense. I can expect some women scientists were rightfully offended. I would certainly wonder about a colleague who would wear such attire in a professional setting, and I'm sure management where I work would be apoplectic if someone were to show up at a press conference dressed as Taylor did.
Taylor’s gaudy clothing, including images of semi-naked women, sparked a row over his wardrobe and infuriated fellow scientists.
Thought this was micromass
Where I can download the image of his t-shirt? I want to print it and to wear it to support the poor guy.
I need to get one before my trip to the keys but I would never wear something like this to work even in a shipyard if there was any possibility of public exposure on official business. It's hideous.
Well there's finding out how to get one of those shirts.
yes, I am male chauvinist pig and I am proud of it!
Poor taste? Maybe.
Poor taste/just plain dumb at work? Probably.
Sexist? No way did he think that far ahead.
Cool shirt? If you're a hater, definitely not.
Some people will always find something to complain about, he was the target on this one.
Move on people, nothing to see here.
P.s. Would I spend that much on a shirt? Highly unlikely.
I wouldn't wear a shirt like that, but it does make for some neat tattoo artwork.
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