Gender Differences: Science Video Creation
Inoka Amarasekara was employed by ATSE to work on our Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship videos. As reported in the New York Times, she has recently co-authored an article with Dr Will Grant, a lecturer at ANU which studied comments left on science YouTube videos. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are popular topics on YouTube. The pair analysed comments on videos made by both men and women. The majority of STEM videos are made by men, and this is not surprising when you read their findings which show that it is a tough environment for women who create science-based YouTube videos. The female creators draw both more comments per view than men and also a higher proportion of critical comment as well as remarks about their appearance. The original article was published in the journal: Public Understanding of Science.