Some interesting info: This is very reminiscent of the Baby X experiments, in which it was discovered that people reacted differently to a baby’s behavior depending on whether or not they believed the baby to be male or female. People were asked to watch a video of a baby reacting to a startling image (a Jack-in-the-box popping up), and describe the baby’s emotional state. When people believed the baby to be female, they described the baby as being scared and upset; when they thought the baby was male, they perceived the baby to be angry. This was very telling, as it showed that literally identical behavior could be construed differently based on the perceived gender of the subject.
Now imagine a lifetime of gender specific socialization- male anger is par for the course while the same emotion in a woman is personal weakness. Ha oh sorry don’t have to imagine THAT’S REALITY
Powerful video "Bullying starts and ends with us"
That girl at 2:20 pls marry me.
No one ever stepped in to help me, Ill be damned if i dont ever step into help someone else.
Honestly I can’t believe most of these people did nothing. That is so disgusting .
she was just checkin her email though..
This is sickening.
I legit just teared up at the part with the girl standing in front of the “bullied” guy like a momma bear protecting a cub. She was scared, and she still stood up for him. Exactly how it should be
What’s amazing is that if other people see one person helping, they usually jump in too and work together. All it takes is one person.
Bullying is horrible. There is never a GOOD or reasonable excuse for it. I was literally expelled from High school my 3rd day in because I stood up for myself and some random kid during lunch. I had to move in with my grandmother who lived 3 hours from my home so I could attend a different High School. I never once regretted standing up for myself or that boy. And I still stand up for myself today and for anyone else.
We had a class where a teacher asked the class if they saw a girl being cornered by someone (a man) and that he was bullying and/or threatening her, would anyone step in? Being a victim of abuse and years of bullying, I raised my hand. My hand was the only one that went up. When I was asked why, I stood up and told them because it was the right thing to do. I was met with backlashes of what if I got hit? Why is it my business? And I snapped. I raised my voice and teared up and almost called them all disgusting because they wouldn’t stand up to bullying or abuse and would rather turn a blind eye. I left the class early that day.
The Brain Scoop: Where My Ladies At?
This was an incredibly difficult video for me to write and record. I haven’t been this uncomfortable or nervous about an episode since we decided to launch the Wolf series. I did it because I know my fellow female creators are with me: these comments are not easy to ignore, and they do have a negative impact on our desire to make videos and blaze trails.
Things can be said about women being more sensitive than men, or that men deal with these comments too, or that we should just accept that they’re going to happen.. but if I do, I’ll quit. If I accept that this is just part of the deal, this is what it is and always has been, it’s a requirement of my job to toughen up and barrel through, I won’t be able to continue. The remarks are enough to make me want to throw my hands up and retreat to a tiny cabin in the middle of nowhere. If the compromise is that I need to become desensitized, I would probably just do something else instead.
Let’s not create that kind of environment for our peers. Let’s be supportive, encouraging. Focus on the content, not the presenter. Ignoring the fact that these comments are uncomfortable is dismissive and counter-productive: let’s have less tolerance for both those comments, and the apathetic attitude attached to how they affect our community.
And, please: check out the women in the video description for more fantastic channels to subscribe to.
I get my fair share of obnoxious trolls. It is sadly part of the job when you are a visible presence on the internet. But I am the first to admit that as a straight white male I am protected from a lot of hate. When I advocate for certain feminist issues, usually the worst feedback I will receive is along the lines of “Frogman, I am disappointed in you.” Or “you’re just saying this to get laid.”
When I see my female friends talk about the same issues they will often get rape and death threats. They will be called every degrading expletive the commenter can think of. If they post a selfie that shows even an inch of cleavage their replies will be filled with “I’d do you” and other various objectifying remarks. And if they don’t dress provocatively enough they get hate for not being as pleasing as possible to the male gaze. I can’t even begin to imagine what that is like and how frustrating it must be.
The Brain Scoop is truly one of my favorite YouTube channels. Emily is smart, funny, and extremely competent as a presenter. Even more-so as a scientist. I’ve seen many of the comments she refers to in this video and they always make me sad. I applaud her fortitude and her desire to continue on and I really hope that people listen to what she is saying here. I hope they will consider their behavior before leaving comments or sending messages.
I’ve always said that ignoring bullies is not always the solution. Sometimes we have to stand up to them. We have to call out problematic behavior when we see it. We need to help create safer spaces for people who aren’t straight white men. Everyone deserves to create content and share it with the world.
Awesome video right here. I related to everything you were talking about female creators having to deal with! I encourage all my followers to watch this as well.
This is how kids reacted when they were shown same-sex marriage proposal videos. Kids these days.
"how will we explain homosexuality to our children" I think maybe they should explain it to you