#GAReads | Women Making Science Videos on YouTube Face Hostile Comments

 Emily Graslie's The Brain Scoop, via YouTube

Emily Graslie's The Brain Scoop, via YouTube

"Women Making Science Videos on YouTube Face Hostile Comments":

Science, 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 YouTube, and if that was something I could corroborate.”

In fact it was.

Read Adrianne Jeffries' full article at The New York Times here…