YouTube generally monetizes videos – that is to say, an advertisement is placed before of the video and whomever runs the channel receives a share of the proceeds. This is how Real Women Real Stories has paid for the productions of these important videos. But YouTube recently decided to demonetize Real Women Real Stories videos. YouTube has justified this by saying some videos, including ones we have published about sexual assault and rape but not only, are not "advertiser-friendly." Real Women Real Stories features real trauma survivors standing up for women's rights, yet we are punished. Some of our stories are painful. But all of them need to be heard. Some of the videos on our YouTube channel have received millions of views and thousands of comments. Most have been reposted on news sites around the world and shared countless times on social media. It has changed women's lives as their stories have received international attention. Their voices are being heard. And they are changing the world. YouTube's demonetization policy is also applied unevenly. I compiled a long list of videos on the site of the very same nature which are still being monetized. Most are related to abuse and rape, and many are clickbait.