Female TV presenters more likely to be abused on social media

16:41 Aug 22 2013 London, UK

BBC2 controller has warned that female TV presenters are more likely to be abused on social media than their male counterparts, which could put women off pursuing high-profile media roles.

"There is a certain kind of comment that does seem to come women's way and one of the things we have to do is try and find ways of not letting that make women feel they don't want to do this – that they actually feel the price is too high for doing it. It would be very sad if that, in some way, put women off, [that they were] thinking, 'I could be that person'." said the BBC2 controller.
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