Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:20:29 +0100
- OH NO!!
Science Reporter Emily Graslie Reads Her Mail — And It's Not So Nice
Many of the folks who write her, write not about the science, but about her body, her looks, her clothes, and do so without any apparent embarrassment. She's a science reporter who happens to be a young woman, and her woman-ness is the thing they focus on. The science, to her chagrin, often takes second place.
In her new video, Emily (with help from director and video editor Michael Aranda) gives us samples from her mailbox, She's not mad, not exactly. Instead, she just explains why these matter-of-fact little letter bombs make it harder for her to work, and how they hurt — every single day. And, being Emily, she explains it very well.
Obviously not exactly a gossip topic, however online shows are becoming increasingly more prominent and this seems an interesting discussion on women in media in STEM subjects especially.