Gender gap

  1. Jimmy Wales names Emily Temple-Wood and Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight as Wikipedians of the Year

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    Being awarded for the sixth time, this is the first time two Wikipedians have received the honor together.... Read more

  2. Remembering Adrianne Wadewitz

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    “Men can be a champion for women. I know that, for example, a lot of feminists have said ‘no they can’t,’ that that’s not a good thing, that actually women should be the people championing women’s own causes. But I don’t think that there should be such a division. There should be people arguing for women, right, not just women arguing for women and men arguing for men... Read more

  3. The new alchemy: turning online harassment into Wikipedia articles on women scientists

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    By day, Emily Temple-Wood is a biology student. By night, she writes Wikipedia articles on women scientists—one for every harassing email she receives.... Read more

  4. Engaging women to narrow the gender gap: Andrea Kleiman

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    Since 2011, Kleiman has contributed tens of thousands of edits and arranged workshops for women in Argentina and Uruguay.... Read more

  5. Community Digest—help improve articles about Asia during November

    Photo by Sudharshan Shanmugasundaram, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Wikipedia Asian Month has started, “superprotect” has been removed from Wikimedia sites, and other relevant news from the Wikimedia Foundation and the Wikimedia community.... Read more

  6. The digest—Wiki Loves Africa roars into its second year; notes in brief

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  7. A Wikipedian’s perspective on gender imbalance, harassment, and the way forward

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    Longtime Wikipedia editor, Sydney Poore, shares her perspective of Wikipedia’s gender imbalance, harassment, and the steps she and other Wikimedians are taking to address this. ... Read more

  8. Librarian as public knowledge leader: ways to use Wikipedia

    Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon in Madrid, Spain. Events like these took place around the world on International Women's Day, to increase gender diversity on Wikipedia. 
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  9. Funding projects and pizza with Wikimedia Foundation grants: meet Emily Temple-Wood

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    Veteran editor Emily Temple-Wood focuses on medical articles and improving Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists. She’s found the ideal method of attracting newcomers to events and workshops: Lots of pizza.... Read more

  10. Wikipedia is better equipped to deal with systemic bias than traditional publishers

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    In 2010, two artists contacted Taschen, a book publisher, to point out that out of 97 volumes published in their Basic Art series, only five included women. Like the Basic Art series, Wikipedia serves an introductory audience, and in this particular area, Wikipedia succeeds where Taschen has not.... Read more