"That Other Shirt," embracing women in science, now sold at Lancaster Science Factory
The Philae lander made it to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. A gargantuan accomplishment.
But it was a scientist's shirt that grabbed all the attention. And now, this shirt is available for purchase at the Lancaster Science Factory, according to a release.
At the time of the Philae lander, outrage ensued around European Space Agency lead scientist Matt Taylor's shirt adorned with scantily-clad women and gun and social media creativity blossomed. A Baltimore writer covered the shirt with profiles of female scientists.
That shirt, first a quick-response jab at the scientist's wardrobe choice soon attracted widespread attention and, naturally, led to a hashtag (#ThatOtherShirt).
After the overwhelming response to the shirt, Elly Zupko, the Baltimore writer, set up a Kickstarter project to produce the shirt she'd come up with. The campaign garnered $33,000, and funds will be used for educational and philanthropic purposes, according to the release.
Thank you @SMLXist for the attire for my work photo day! #thatOtherShirt#represent#STEM#womenAreAllOverItpic.twitter.com/dVXjgMDoS2— PythagoreanCrank (@PythaCrank) August 12, 2015
Now, you'll be able to purchase one of these shirts at the Lancaster Science Factory at 454 Holland Avenue. The shirt - featuring more than 50 notable women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics - are available in youth and adult sizes for a limited time.
Prices are $24.95 for youth sizes and $29.95 for adult sizes.