At Slate: Phil Plait on The Shirt and the fallout after The Shirt and the apology and the moving on.
To be clear, I don’t think Taylor is a raging misogynist or anything like that; I think he was just clueless about how his words might sound and his shirt might be interpreted. We all live in an atmosphere steeped in sexism, and we hardly notice it; a fish doesn’t notice the water in which it swims. I’ve lived in that environment my whole life, and I was well into adulthood before I started becoming aware of it and figuring out how to counter it. I’m still learning.
*raises hand* I notice it!
Boy do I notice it. I … Read the rest
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