I feel like this echoes my sentiment pretty much exactly. There's some "okay, but it's in poor taste given the intended audience (everyone - as the article points out, including kids in school)" and there's some "y'know, a guy wearing that would give me low-range creepvibes in person even if he told me his ladyartistfriend made it" and then there was a whole lot of "wow, good on you, mate, for caring how your actions affect people in ways unrelated to your intentions or awareness, and doubly good on you for CHOOSING TO BECOME AWARE. Go you."
But cis-het white middle-class -- BUT NERDY THEREFORE "UNDERDOG" -- guy doing science vs. shrieking feminist harpies foaming to kill everything you love! Clickbait clickbait "controversy" .
It's like, this is why we can't have nice things. There's literally no effort being made on part of the audience to even respect his reaction, let alone each other. We can't even perceive that people are reaching out to bridge a divide because THERE IS A DIVIDE AND WE'RE ON THIS SIDE AND THAT MEANS HE'S ON THIS/THAT SIDE rabble rabble.
I want to quit this species, except apparently it's the same species as just landed on a comet, and I really wonder what the hell has happened here.