Study reveals YouTube commenters hostile to women scientists

YouTube commenters are hostile to women anything.

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Also, water is wet.

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Study reveals YouTube commenters hostile to women scientists

Up next: Fire is hot.

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The study looked a little more nuanced:

There were some positives for women as well. Female on-camera hosts elicited more comments, likes and subscribers per view than the other categories. They even received a slightly higher percentage of positive comments compared to male hosts.

But when they get negative, they get personal and sexist:

Some of the researchers’ findings echoed a 2014 study that looked at comments on TED Talks. When the presenter was a women, 15.28 percent of comments were about her as opposed to the talk, TED or other topic. When the speaker was a man, only 9.84 percent of comments were about him.

That study also found that comments for videos with female presenters tended to be more “emotional” — significantly both more positive and negative.

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Imagine if, for a decade, Google left the world’s largest social network to fester, allowing racial slurs, sexist abuse and any and all forms of bigotry to stand without moderation or even the slightest serious community management, all the while vigorously enforcing policies against marketing, spam and copyright infringement, making clear that nothing is there without its conscious assent. What a world that would be.

“What a What the Fuck World” (with apologies to Louis Armstrong)

I see screeds of grief, red rages too
I see them lash at me and you
And I think to myself what a what the fuck world

I see crimes of rue and clods of hate
The bright blasted day, the dark scary night
And I think to myself what a what the fuck world

The cholers of the brain cells so petty and so vile
Are also on the faces of people getting riled
I see fiends breaking hands saying how do you feel
They’re really saying I love evil

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They’ll suffer more than I’ll never know
And I think to myself what a what the fuck world
Yes I think to myself what a what the fuck world

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You have won the internet today :+1:

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cumberbatch-constipated

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Another fine research project by the Maximegalon Institute of Slowly and Painfully Working Out the Surprisingly Obvious.

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It’s always good to prove what you (thought you) knew. Plus, there’s also the reflexive “but all Youtube comments are shitty…” to which this acts as a response: “Well, yes, but…

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If more of these people would confront their own mothers with their feelings instead of lashing out at every other woman on Earth a LOT would get resolved fast… or at the very least it would be better contained.

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These youtube comments are just the dirty backwash on a great sea of change. I hear so many women scientist’s voices on the radio now, and youtube is littered with our presence. Rock on!!

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[Inserts Sturgeon’s Law here]

Except for Youtube comments, in which case it’s closer to 99.999%

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I think another study could try to correlate the levels of hostility shown toward women online against the rising popularity of mother/son incest porn on pornhub.

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Or to anyone who isn’t male White straight and cisgendered.

I appreciate the folks who disable comments on their vids; trolls need to keep that ugly toxicity that eats aways at them on the inside to themselves.

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I didn’t read the article. Were the researchers from No Shit University?

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Was the researcher Captain Obvious?

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Not untrue, but you’d be surprised by what isn’t actually documented and left to anecdotal evidence. Which is why it’s important to get this stuff out.

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Also for 100% of YouTube videos featuring women scientists, three or more comments questioned the legitimacy of Obama.

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This. You can’t bring up how hostile to women (and minorities, etc.) youtube comments are without someone saying “all youtube comments are like that”. This study shows that while pretty much everyone has to deal with vile garbage on youtube, it is indeed measurable worse for women, rather than that women are “being over sensitive”

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