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Green shot to internet stardom offering a safe space to ask questions and get no-nonsense answers about uncomfortable topics. She has nearly 1. Thirty-five states and D. Ruth was also this cute little person, this older woman, someone you would never expect to talk about sex who is talking about sex in this very easy and natural way. For millennials, one of those hot topics is consent and sexual assault prevention on campus — a cause Green often champions in her videos. Which is in part why Green said a few days before the election that she found now President-elect Donald Trump objectionable. He is a nightmare human. Although Green has built a base online, she also reached beyond the screen, speaking at military bases and colleges, and she hosted a question and answer session at VidCon tackling consent and sexual taboos.
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The first episode aired November 4, Green was born in Utah. Growing up, Green was interested in theater and was supported by her mother, who owns a theater company. In , Green graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in legal studies and education.
Jump to navigation. This was especially true for queer people, whose existence and experiences are still sidelined in formal sex-education curricula. One of the latter is Laci Green, who in was the anointed queen of sex-educator YouTube. Green, a white woman from Utah, was a guiding light for young girls in particular, for whom she demystified topics like consent, feminism, and redefining sex and virginity. Instead of reckoning with the way that her power and privilege as a white woman shaped her understanding of sex and bodies—and willingness to spar with transphobes and racists—she sunk in on herself and flipped on the people who had previously supported her. Her conversational, confident presence was a powerful contrast to the at-the-time meager mainstream interest in covering lesbian sex, pleasure, and specific health needs and concerns. But Scarcella, too, faced criticism: Some viewers, especially as time passed and biphobia became more closely examined, demanded more of the YouTuber. They wanted more inclusive content. Most recently, sex educator and YouTuber Hannah Witton came under fire. Witton, like Green and Scarcella, had developed as a trusted expert.