When Rosetta¬†mission scientists landed the¬†Philae on a comet, we cheered…until we noticed that one of the project scientists was wearing a bowling shirt covered in…strippers with guns? Huh? Luckily, there’s a Kickstarter (already funded!) to make sure the next prominent scientist on TV is wearing a bowling shirt covered in notable women of the¬†STEM world. And if you’re a tee shirt person, you can get that, too.

Elly Zupko joined the bandwagon of feminists on social media disappointed to see a major scientist on TV wearing a shirt that celebrated bikinis more than the achievements of strong women in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics. When she tweeted this picture with a few major tweaks to add notable women, #ThatOtherShirt was born, and now STEM: Women All Over It is becoming a reality.

STEM Kickstarter women in science shirt - ThatOtherShirt

For $15, you can buy a poster of the image of STEM ladies, while a t-shirt runs $35 and a bowling shirt is $75, as they’re actually pretty pricy to print and make. At the $500 level, you can actually select a STEM lady of your choice to go on the shirt, plus receive several shirts and a poster. Kid sizes have already been unlocked for both shirts, thanks to the fact that the minimums have been met and the Kickstarter was funded in under twenty-four hours. Way to speak out for a good cause!

The project is entirely non-profit, stating, “The point is education, awareness, and inspiration for all people who want to see advancement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through closing the gender gap.” Excess funds¬†will be re-invested to offer more shirts and contribute to several non-profit organizations, including the National Girls Collaborative Project.

We love seeing a fashion FAIL turn into a WIN for women in STEM!

Contribute to the STEM: Women All Over It Kickstarter to get your own #ThatOtherShirt poster or shirt.

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