So gratifying to be part of this group. It's rather difficult for a generally law-abiding citizen such as myself to think of being associated with Outlaws, but I'll do my best.
For those who don't know me:
I'm a science teacher - secondary, primarily Physical Sciences (Chemistry & Physics). Before teaching, I worked in offices (mostly Accounting depts.), and as a computer programmer, database specialist, and corporate trainer.
As a result, for most of my working life, I've been surrounded by men. I like them, enjoy their ways, and am comfortable interacting with them. You might say that I've observed the male in his native habitat, and learned his language.
That's why the #Shirtgate thing upsets me so. Yes, the scientist could have avoided the entire mess, if he'd just worn a standard shirt and tie combo. But, that's NOT who the geeks in tech ARE. They revel in their nonconformity, and use their quirky dress to signal their membership in the club.
Frankly, the women complaining are confirming the most stereotypical memes about women - that they are tech-ignorant, they care only about clothes and other superficial things, and that they are super-touchy and prone to focus on slight injuries to their self-esteem.
How could they NOT be so awed about Matt Taylor's accomplishment that they ignored the shirt?