The online encyclopedia is much used for reference. Yet there may be an unconscious slant towards male expertise, especially in history and social science – now an Abu Dhabi-based academic is starting a two-year study to see if there is gender bias.
Wikipedia, the mammoth online encyclopedia, is a global font of information but its millions of articles frequently lack content and guidance from some key sources - women and underrepresented populations.
"I love to collect information, and I love that I get to share that information with the world," says Emily Temple-Wood, a veteran editor on English Wikipedia. Emily, who likes reading encyclopedias from cover-to-cover, finds writing on Wikipedia a transition from being a consumer to a creator of knowledge.
The informal citizens’ group “Fight Like a Woman”, (@borisezenski), organized a mini marathon with the purpose of adding articles about notable women from Macedonia to Wikipedia in Macedonian to raise awareness about women's rights and gender equality. The campaign involved activists working within the site of International Women's Day celebrations...
Emory University students and faculty will contribute articles and entries they’ve researched and written to improve Wikipedia entries about women leaders, Latin-American folklore and international historical events relating to women’s rights.
When Bellingham's Taylor Ulrich and her Scripps College teammate walked into a conference with the other four winning teams of a contest conducted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, they were stunned to find the others were all professors.