Monday, November 17, 2014

The Shirt From Outer Space

Finally, someone sticking up for Dr. Matt Taylor, whose "offensive shirt" (thanks to the continuing insanity of political correctness) stole the headlines from a great scientific achievement.  Boris Johnson writes, "It’s the hypocrisy of it all that irritates me. Here is Kim Kardashian – a heroine and idol to some members of my family – deciding to bust out all over the place, and good for her. No one seeks to engulf her in a tweetstorm of rage. But why is she held to be noble and pure, while Dr Taylor is attacked for being vulgar and tasteless?
I think his critics should go to the National Gallery and look at the Rokeby Venus by Velázquez. Or look at the stuff by Rubens. Are we saying that these glorious images should be torn from the walls?
What are we all – a bunch of Islamist maniacs who think any representation of the human form is an offence against God? This is the 21st century, for goodness’ sake. And if you ask yourself why so few have come to the defence of the scientist, the answer is that no one dares."

If I had been Dr. Taylor, I would have neither apologized nor cried.  He's a scientist who has more important things to do than worry about his clothes. Obviously the feminists have less important things to do.

(Cartoon by Walt Handelsman)

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