Gender Issues in Science Sector

November 22, 2014 11:36 AM

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Gender Issues in Science Sector

Last week brought a big success for the European Space Agency as it landed a lander on a comet's surface - a first for any space agency in the world. A television crew interviewed one of the team's lead scientists, Dr. Matthew Taylor, who drew criticism for wearing a shirt having images of scantily clad women with guns in their hands. Several science journalists expressed their ire over his shirt and sparked a debate about sexism in science that was quickly labeled as 'Shirtstorm'.

Taylor was seen apologizing with tear in his eyes two days after the incident and admitted that it was a mistake to don that shirt. Taylor added that he didn't intend to hurt anyone's feelings or to offend anyone.

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