YouTube is full of only-known-on-the-Internet “celebrities” who gain fame for their knack for talking to the camera. Some of these video series are entertaining, good or even useful or educative, but most of them are rubbish and pointless, a mere platform of a person’s narcissism.
One YouTube channel, Stuff Mom Never Told You, however, is worth the 3-5 minute time your attention span allows you to focus on something. The Channel is originally an audio podcast from HowStuffWorks, an American commercial edutainment website with several programs that give insight into the way many things work in a quirky way.
Hosted by staff writers Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin, Stuff Mom Never Told You: explores gender roles and decodes the biology, psychology and sociology of woman- and manhood in that typical quick-witted, millennial style delivery. You tend to forgive the incessant babbling as she reels off well-researched statistics on topics that vary from what women worry about when they’re having sex, male rapes, to what feminism has accomplished.
She answers questions too, such as this one: Do gay guys have unhealthier body image? Her history lessons can make a cool conversation starter in a party (or may turn you into that annoying person who likes to cite unsolicited random facts to people) – like, you probably didn’t know that a slut used to mean a poorly dressed guy, and, later, a woman with lousy housekeeping skill.
Check out their website and watch this one.
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