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Women Making Science Videos on YouTube Face Hostile Comments

AdvertisementAfter studying 23,005 comments left on videos about science and related topics, a researcher says, “I could see why people would not want to be on YouTube.”By Adrianne JeffriesJuly 13, 2018ImageA screen grab of Emily Graslie's channel, The Brain Scoop, from a recent episode about skunk dissection.Creditvia YouTubeScience, technology, engineering and mathematics are popular topics on YouTube. Some channels that stream videos on these subjects have millions of subscribers. Most are hosted by men.“There is a lot of discussion about YouTube being an unpleasant environment for female creators,” said Inoaka Amarasekara, an Australian researcher in science communication. “I wanted to see if that affected science communication on…

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