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Imagine a situation where a scientist works on a project and then he and his team manage to land a spacecraft on a comet traveling 41,000 mph hour. Imagine that the comet is 311 million miles away from the earth. Imagine that during celebratory interviews after the mission’s success that a bunch of feminists freak out over said scientist’s shirt — made for him by a female friend — and soon afterward he cries into his own hands and apologizes for ever daring to wear the “sexist” piece of cloth. Now imagine that all of these things take place on the same day Kim Kardashian’s butt and breasts are plastered all over the internet.

Imagine no more, because it all happened — and you, my friend, are officially in The Twilight Zone.

The Washington Examiner reported Friday:

One of the scientists responsible for successfully landing the Rossetta probe on a comet millions of miles away on Friday responded to outrage directed at a shirt he wore earlier this week during the televised landing.

“I made a big mistake and I offended many people and I am very sorry about this,” the scientist, Dr. Matt Taylor, said during a press briefing, choking back tears and struggling to speak.

As news of the probe’s successful landing shot around the world, so did outrage directed at Taylor’s shirt, which featured images of provocatively dressed women with guns.

“No no women are toooootally welcome in our community, just ask the dude in this shirt,” The Atlantic’s Rose Eveleth complained in a tweet.

Ask yourself what has become of Western Civilization when a grown man who just helped land a spacecraft on a comet allows himself to break down into tears because a bunch of irrational women are upset over the kind of clothes he likes to wear when he makes history.

Shirtstorm feministNow imagine a world where feminist rage wasn’t directed at physicists who unlock the secrets of the cosmos because of so-called “micro-aggressions,” but at women who capture world-wide attention by constantly finding new and creative ways to objectify themselves.

Kim KardashianA man who likes cartoon drawings of busty cyborg-women in skimpy outfits wielding guns becomes Public Enemy Number One for feminists just moments after he makes a key contribution to all of humankind, but Kim Kardashian’s Photoshopped butt and boobs and waistline garners a collective, “That’s Kim for you.” Telling.

Matt TaylorEuropean Space Agency’s Rosetta mission and its ability to land a robotic probe on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko will likely pay scientific dividends for years to come. It won’t be long before most people forget all about the “shirt storm” over Matt Taylor’s attire, but the selective feminist moral outrage displayed — and his reaction to it — is worth remembering.

Western Civilization is spinning out of control like a malfunctioning rocket lost in space. The reason is because “mission control” is housed with modern day feminists, moral relativists, and the kind of individuals who get excited any time a celebrity like Ms. Kardashian lowers the cultural bar already hovering just above our toes.

Hopefully this incident will be a wake-up call for a number of people, just like Gamer Gate was for those who grew up thinking Stephen Colbert, The Huffington Post, Jon Stewart, and MSNBC were actually unbiased sources of news.

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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

21 comments

    1. “Everybody’s looking for something. Some of them want to use you. Some of them want to get used by you. Some of them want to abuse you. Some of them want to be abused.

      How can objectification ever truly be empowering? Any time you strip yourself of your own humanity, you are not empowering yourself. An individual might think he is empowering himself, but just because he thinks something it doesn’t mean he has an accurate reading of reality.

      If feminists want to go nuts over cat call videos shot in New York City, then they should spend more time criticizing women like Kim Kardashian.

    1. I would disagree that they are changing culture through petty attention whoring like this, if anything it just encourages eye rolling at every insensitivity they point out.

    2. They often go too far, and in those instances people react viscerally. When their totalitarian tendencies are revealed, most people recoil. However, I think it’s undeniable that the ideology these women subscribe to has warped Western Civilization. That’s my point: In a world where these people were marginalized, you would never see a scientist react with tears to irrational Twitter rage. He would either ignore it or, if pressed, laugh it off. He definitely would not cry.

    3. Thats interesting, I wonder if he would have responded like you or I would by rolling our eyes and basically saying fuck you, would he be punished in his job.

    4. My guess is that there was some pressure on him to make the apology. They probably wanted to diffuse the situation as fast as possible so the focus of the media attention stayed on the science instead of his shirt. I’m not saying it was the correct decision…but if I were a betting man I’d say someone pulled him aside and said, “Let’s get this off the table asap so we can move on. Apologize and be done with it.”

  1. Well said. That was really awful. Seriously appalling to watch that poor guy bullied to the point of choking back tears. People obsessed with micro-aggression just make you want to introduce then to some macro-aggression.

    1. Whenever online liberal feminists whine about “micro-aggression” I think back to Basic Training and laugh…

      The other thing that is strange is that I thought these women were supposed to be strong, but yet they spend inordinate amounts of time getting upset over “micro-aggressions.” One would think that strong, confident women would not be intimidated by shirts with cartoon characters.

  2. Just googled “crimes against women” and found quite an extensive, horrifying list from all around the world…..thinking this guy’s shirt is about the least of the problems. Perhaps if he had a shirt comprised of Kim Kardashian’s butt drawn at multiple angles, there would be no issue.

    Thankfully, the tacky shirt and Kim will fade into memory; but the amazing feat of the scientists will not.

    1. Perhaps if he had a shirt comprised of Kim Kardashian’s butt drawn at multiple angles, there would be no issue.

      It’s 7:29 a.m. and I just laughed out loud. That was pretty funny. 🙂 Thanks!

    2. Again, we see the hypocrisy of modern feminists. They freak out about non-existent “micro-aggressions” (whatever the f**k that means) a rocket scientist’s TV shirt but ignore Kim Kardashian’s (someone who doesn’t deserve any of the attention she gets.) blatant objectification of herself. It’s ridiculous.

    3. And if I were Taylor, I wouldn’t have apologized, even if there was pressure for me to do so. If you apologize to the perpetually outraged, they own you. They control you. Never apologize to them.

    1. Thanks, Hube! This post is getting some good traffic and Facebook love, so I’m assuming the headline must have struck a nerve with some people. I’m glad you liked it. 🙂

  3. Do you think we’ll ever reach an “outrage singularity”? Like, a point where the things people bitch about are so insignificant that we loop around and shit like this or THIS doesn’t happen anymore.

    1. I think that it will really be a matter of some life-altering event (e.g., disease, war) that completely changes the culture. Afterward, people will look back at these days and say, “What the heck? These guys were creating weird racial arguments over Big Hero 6 and Book of Life? Who knew that having such a good quality of life could turn so many people into petty losers?”

  4. “Why can’t people just enjoy a movie, why do they have to over-analyze it?”

    Some people are just constantly on the lookout for things to whine and scream about. They are never satisfied and dissect movies and books and other forms of entertainment for “racismsexismhomophobiabigtory” (one word) that isn’t there. And when they can’t find evidence of such, they make it up and manufacture controversies about it.

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