July 14, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

shirtgate poll

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After about a week of polling on views of shirtgate (also known as shirtstorm), the results are in and there are some pretty clear findings. The poll sought to measure people’s views of Dr. Matt Taylor’s wearing of a shirt covered in depictions of scantily clad woman including some with guns during a TV interview on the Rosetta comet landing project. The two most polar possible choices got by far the most answers indicating intense feelings on this topic. By almost a 2:1 margin (52% …Read More

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What sparked the controversy “shirtgate”? A male scientist, Dr. Matt Taylor, who is a leader of the Rosetta comet space mission team wore a shirt covered with cartoon depictions of scantily clad women (you can click on picture of Taylor to see a larger version of the image) during a TV interview. Some people found the wearing of the shirt to be very negative, while others found the reaction to the wearing of the shirt to be the problem instead. Some people’s feelings fall …Read More