Monday, July 16, 2018

Women Making Science Videos on YouTube Face Hostile Comments

Adrianne Jeffries
The New York Times
July 13th, 2018
(Link)

"These are some of the 23,005 YouTube comments that form the basis of a new paper by Ms. Amarasekara and Will Grant, a lecturer at Australian National University, published last week in the journal Public Understanding of Science. They found a tough environment for women who create YouTube videos centered on science, drawing both more comments per view than men and also a higher proportion of critical comments as well as remarks about their appearances."

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