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Wikipedia's Editors Are 87 Percent Male Because Citations Are Stored in the Ball Sack

Wikipedia's Editors Are 87 Percent Male Because Citations Are Stored in the Ball Sack | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Wikipedia, the collaborative encyclopedia that's edited by you (if you're a dude), me (if I were a dude), and all the dudes you know, launched in 2001 and quickly became the place to find quick info on pretty much any topic under the sun.
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Women and Wikimedia
Closing the gender gap through participation, outreach and #wikilove.
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Antarctic Scientists Overlooked on Wikipedia for Years Because of Their Sex

Antarctic Scientists Overlooked on Wikipedia for Years Because of Their Sex | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Three scientists are having their Wikipedia profiles updated or written for the first time after it emerged their role in Antarctic research had been overlooked.
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Closing Wikipedia’s Gender Gap — Pacific Standard

Closing Wikipedia’s Gender Gap — Pacific Standard | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A new program that teaches librarians how to edit Wikipedia might broaden the site’s user diversity.
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Increasing visibility of Indian women in science

Increasing visibility of Indian women in science | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Women in science continue to be underrepresented in public imagination, and to put right this anomaly, science outreach initiative IndiaBioscience, based out of the National Centre for Biological Scie
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Wiki women edit history to address gender inbalance

Wiki women edit history to address gender inbalance | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it

WIKIPEDIA may be one of the best used websites in the world. But the online encyclopedia has a gender problem, according to a group of Glasgow…
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The Hidden Inequality You Probably Never Noticed on Wikipedia

The Hidden Inequality You Probably Never Noticed on Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A recent study revealed a surprising place the gender gap pops up in your browser history — Wikipedia.
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Breaking Records at Art+Feminism's Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon | The Creators Project

For a record-breaking year of editing 1,500 pages and creating 2,000 pages in support of women in the arts, Art+Feminism supported 2,500 participants for 175 events in 6 continents.
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Wikipedia Has A Problem And We Need Women To Fix It

Wikipedia Has A Problem And We Need Women To Fix It | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
It's time to redress Wikipedia's gender imbalance.
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WikiWarriors event hopes to add diversity to Wikipedia editors

WikiWarriors event hopes to add diversity to Wikipedia editors | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
From 9 p.m. Tuesday to 1 a.m. Wednesday, Wikipedia editors filled University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Love Library. They all worked on submitting, editing and adding to Wikipedia entries, many of which
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Art Feminism edit-a-thon comes to ASU to promote gender inclusivity on Wikipedia

Art Feminism edit-a-thon comes to ASU to promote gender inclusivity on Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The ASU art community will spend seven hours on Friday editing Wikipedia articles in order to promote gender inclusivity on Wikipedia.  
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Women in science on Wikipedia: will we ever fill the information gap?

Women in science on Wikipedia: will we ever fill the information gap? | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The number of Wikipedia entries on female scientists is staggeringly low, but thanks to these editors that might be changing
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Furthering equality, one Wikipedia page at a time | The River Reporter

Furthering equality, one Wikipedia page at a time | The River Reporter | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
A group of women (and one man) congregate at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, hunched over their laptops, typing and talking with one another about concepts like art, feminism, gender and technology. This is an Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, one of many happening around the world this March.
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Hacking Wikipedia’s gender gap

Hacking Wikipedia’s gender gap | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
There are millions of editors on Wikipedia but only 13 percent of them are female. LACMA and Art + Feminism found a unique way to make a dent in that.
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New Wikipedia project champions women scientists in the Antarctic

New Wikipedia project champions women scientists in the Antarctic | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Ingrid Christensen. Lois Jones. In-Young Ahn. These are just some of the names you should get to know.
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Demand to better wiki pages for women scientists

Demand to better wiki pages for women scientists | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
BENGALURU: On Saturday, about 14 people gathered at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to help create and update Wikipedia pages on Indian wome
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Nevada City’s Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight named co-Wikipedian of 2016 for addressing online gender g | TheUnion.com

Nevada City’s Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight named co-Wikipedian of 2016 for addressing online gender g | TheUnion.com | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
As a child, Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight aspired to be a culture anthropologist. But upon the persuasion of her father, she opted for a “practical major” and obtained a bachelor and
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Creating—and Preserving—Jewish Women's History on Wikipedia

Creating—and Preserving—Jewish Women's History on Wikipedia | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Irma Lindheim was the first woman in the U.S. to attend a Jewish seminary. In 1948, her signature appeared on a letter condemning Menachem Begin as the “latest manifestation of fascism,” alongside the autographs of Albert Einstein and Hannah Arendt, among others. Israeli media called her th
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Israeli women who made history – now in Wikipedia too - Israel

Israeli women who made history – now in Wikipedia too - Israel | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Historian Dr. Sharon Geva's enlisted her students to a first-of-its-kind initiative: Instead of taking a test, they wrote Wikipedia entries about Israeli women.
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Women and Wikipedia | Special Issue

Women and Wikipedia | Special Issue | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
Concordia professor Elizabeth Clarke gave her Women in Film class an assignment to create a Wikipedia page about a female filmmaker from any genre at any time in history. She wanted to make her students aware that the information they see online is selected by the people who are putting it there. In this case, the people are a high percentage of males and almost no females—a wide gender gap that cannot be ignored, even by Wikipedia.
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History has been unkind to women of color. Now's your chance to fix that - Technical.ly DC

History has been unkind to women of color. Now's your chance to fix that - Technical.ly DC | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
An upcoming Wikipedia edit-a-thon seeks to diversify the internet's encyclopedia. The Smithsonian and a handful of other big-name institutions are involved.
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U of L will participate in third annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to help increase coverage of women and arts - Insider Louisville

U of L will participate in third annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to help increase coverage of women and arts - Insider Louisville | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
The effort began by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and last year alone, it had more than 1,500 participants at over 75 events around the world.
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Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon focuses on feminism and art

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon focuses on feminism and art | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
University Libraries and the Student Council for Undergraduate Research and Creativity (SCURC) hosted a ‘Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon’ on Tuesday.
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Wikipedia’s Snowball Effect

Wikipedia’s Snowball Effect | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
What motivates hundreds of thousands of volunteers to build the world’s go-to online encyclopedia?
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Emily Temple-Wood's ultimate guide to fighting Wikipedia sexism

Emily Temple-Wood's ultimate guide to fighting Wikipedia sexism | Women and Wikimedia | Scoop.it
For every sexist mail, Emily Temple-Wood writes about one more female scientist on Wikipedia
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