My only post here about ShirtGate. (I think I've commented on a post or two, but not written my own post.)
I like the shirt. It's awesomely tacky. I'd wear it to a munch or to a friend's house. I would not wear it to work. I would definitely not wear it when representing the hard work of my team to the world on international media.
It's a damn shame it detracted from the amazing achievement of the folks who landed Philae on the comet. It should have been a side issue, but, when it was pointed out that this shirt was inappropriate and symptomatic of an atmosphere not welcoming to women--the response was defensive. If you think that it's a non-issue, then I direct you here, "To the science guys that want to understand shirtstorm".
Also - A pornographer (and atheist) explains why the science guy’s shirt crash-landed
The main thing that frustrates me is that to say it's a non-issue means denying what many women, including many respected women in the science community, are telling you about their lived experience.
Finally, I feel kinda bad for the guy. He seems like a cool person, who just really made an error in judgement. And, he's apologized. (And did it right.) I wish that someone at the ESA had mentioned to him that it might be a good idea to change.
I hope that now, we can get back to the science part.