“It is openly known that women on the internet are subject to far greater amounts (and intensity) of harassment and abuse than men.”
Oh please, if you have a presence on the internet, you’re going to get harassed, regardless of gender. Go play CS:GO, see if you can get to the end of the game without someone telling you that they hope you get cancer!!
But even if that statement is true, (which it isn't), that still does not excuse VidCon allowing a panelist to single out a member of the audience to hurl insults at without repercussions. Very disappointed VidCon, very disappointed indeed!!