Yet another post about geek women on YouTube

Posted: December 2, 2013 in Geek Culture, Gender Bias

Yes – I’m posting this again because it needs to be said…again. Why are there so many folks who feel the need to focus on style and looks and completely overlook the focus of what someone is doing when it comes to a female presenting the information. Why are we as a society willing to listen to men but focus more on how a woman looks?

Emily Graslie makes some extremely good points in this episode of her YouTube Channel, The Brain Scoop. With so few visible women in that ecosystem presenting STEM subjects she definitely stands out. Unfortunately this apparently also makes her a target for completely unrelated criticisms. No, this is not unique in the YouTube world. No, this is not news in and of itself. But seriously?

Followed from NPR’s article: Science Reporter Emily Graslie Reads Her Mail — And It’s Not So Nice

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