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Rosetta physicist's 'sexist' shirt

Post by clarance » Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:16 pm

Just saw this and thought it deserved it's own thread -

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30053204


So much for landing a washing machine on a comet (does this invalidate it's warranty?) this is the real story behind the story...

I can think of so many examples of double-standards regarding perceived sexism within the media, I don't know where to start.

But anyway, what's wrong with being sexy?
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Post by r0jaws » Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:26 pm

I like it, it's a cracking shirt and I want one.

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Re: Rosetta physicist's 'sexist' shirt

Post by joefish » Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:13 pm

clarance wrote:So much for landing a washing machine on a comet (does this invalidate it's warranty?)
I would have thought the first thing that'd happen is someone tried to sell them an extended warranty...

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Re: Rosetta physicist's 'sexist' shirt

Post by Sel Feena » Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:35 pm

Some people really do just have far too much time on their hands, ridiculous
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Post by koopa42 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:39 pm

Sel Feena wrote:Some people really do just have far too much time on their hands, ridiculous
The people moaning about the shirt or the people putting robot washing machines on comets :oops:

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Post by Sel Feena » Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:44 pm

^ The shirt people
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Post by pratty » Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:17 pm

Just as easily as someone could say he was objectifying women, you could also argue he was celebrating women and the female form.

This objectifying thing is silly, if I look at any image of a women whether it's sexy or not, I can't help but 'objectify' them because it's only an image. Yes I'm sure the model has a personality too and is infact a person, but if all I have is an image of them how am I supposed to admire anything other than their form, and why is it wrong if I do?

To say I if enjoy the image of a women that means I subsequently regard all women as mere objects is a huge unsubstantiated and generalised presumption, ironic coming from feminists.
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Post by nokgod » Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:49 pm

I just thought 'nice t!ts'. Then promptly forgot all about it.
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Post by crusto » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:38 pm

What an absolute load of bollocks. These feminist types need to wind their necks in and get a life. Now you will have to excuse me, I'm off for a five knuckle shuffle.
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Re: Rosetta physicist's 'sexist' shirt

Post by DPrinny » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:44 pm

TBH I was expecting worse
The only bad thing about the shirt is the eye strain it gives

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Post by Guitar_Geek » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:12 pm

Imagine the outrage if a female scientist was judged by her clothes and not by her achievements.
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Post by DPrinny » Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:41 am

Guitar_Geek wrote:Imagine the outrage if a female scientist was judged by her clothes and not by her achievements.
Her equations where excellent, but let down by her shoes

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Post by merman » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:23 am

To me, it's ridiculous that people were discussing his shirt rather than the awesome achievement of landing a probe on a comet 500 million miles away.

Meanwhile on Earth Kim Kardashian's buttocks get more media coverage than important topics like Ebola, politics and economic problems. Crazy.
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Re: Rosetta physicist's 'sexist' shirt

Post by DPrinny » Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:20 pm

merman wrote:To me, it's ridiculous that people were discussing his shirt rather than the awesome achievement of landing a probe on a comet 500 million miles away.

Meanwhile on Earth Kim Kardashian's buttocks get more media coverage than important topics like Ebola, politics and economic problems. Crazy.
Wellcome to why I dont read news sites or papers

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Re: Rosetta physicist's 'sexist' shirt

Post by psj3809 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:28 pm

DPrinny wrote:
merman wrote:To me, it's ridiculous that people were discussing his shirt rather than the awesome achievement of landing a probe on a comet 500 million miles away.

Meanwhile on Earth Kim Kardashian's buttocks get more media coverage than important topics like Ebola, politics and economic problems. Crazy.
Wellcome to why I dont read news sites or papers
You say that and everyone seems to slate the Daily Mail but a lot of people seem to quote articles from that (despite not 'reading' it !)

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