Richard Dawkins is here to teach you about feminism

Dina Rickman@dinarickman
Saturday 15 November 2014 11:00
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Richard Dawkins has said that “true feminism” is not to "blame" for the controversy over a male Rosetta project scientist's shirt.

Dr Matt Taylor was interviewed in a shirt with a print of scantily-clad women on it on the day his team successfully landed a probe on a comet for the first time in human history.

Several people noticed and criticised his attire for being sexist, including the Verge who said the pattern represented “the sort of casual misogyny that stops women from entering certain scientific fields” as it was alienating for females.

In a tweet Dawkins addressed the furore, writing:

Speaking during a live web chat on Friday, Dr Taylor apologised for his shirt saying he was "very sorry" and he had made a "big mistake", before breaking down in tears.

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