It all started when people found out she was, in fact, a woman (gasp!). Earlier this year while at a conference, Andrew mentioned her Twitter account on IFLS. Why did that become such a big deal? Because her profile featured a photo. At last (for many), the face behind the popular science site was revealed. Nobody expectedwhat followed. The next time she checked the page, there were over 10,000 comments below the posts – many of which, as Andrew puts it, exclaimed, “Oh my god, you’re a girl.” Worse comments followed.

http://www.ozy.com/rising-stars/elise-andrew-fcking-loves-science/2700