One of the magazines regular contributors, John C. Wright, has an interesting piece on the reaction of feminists to one of the more impressive feats of space exploration in recent memory.
Scientist Lands a Probe On a Speeding Comet and Feminists Shriek About His Shirt
If I wrote this in a parody SFF story, no editor would buy it. It is too far beyond belief.
Feminists: We need to fight negative stereotypes like women caring more about fashion than science.
Comet? What comet? EEEK! LOOK AT THAT SHIRT!! Some big, strong man, HAAALP! Protect me from seeing that shirt. Eek! Eek!
Dr. Matt Taylor is a freaking hero, okay? We should do like the crowd at the end of the movie V FOR VENDETTA and all of us, each and every man in America, buy the same shirt. And the Guy Fawkes mask.
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What is wrong with some feminists? Is this really what they think is important? In a recent interview with Lena Dunham she commented that part of Feminism was accepting that women had something important and relevant to say before going on to expand on this idea by saying something trivial and banal. I laughed at the time but I didn’t really appreciate that this trait was much more widely spread in some branches of feminism.
Can anybody explain this too me? If this isn’t a prank and these feminists really think this is an important issue that over shadows the achievement of landing on a comet, isn’t it time we concluded that these feminists don’t really have anything important or relevant to say?
We landed on a freakin’ comet! The ESA hit something relatively small, moving quickly, a long way away with a shot that took place 10 years ago. That is amazing!